New Ioniq 5 Sighting Provides New Details About the Electric SUV

Yet another Ioniq 5 has been spotted at a charging station since its unveiling last week. This time, Hyundai new EV was seen in Germany, where one of the pre-production prototypes was seen fast charging at an IONITY station.

Like I said, we’ve seen a few videos featuring the Hyundai Ioniq 5 at charging stations since its unvieiling, but this one gives us some valuable information. From what is seen in the video, the car was charging at 149 kW at around 80% State of Charge (SOC), and shows that the car used nearly 42 kWh during 16-minutes of charging, although we don’t know the details and the starting point:

Upon its unveiling, Hyundai announced the Ioniq 5 will be offered with two different battery versions, 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh. We also learned that the battery system voltage is roughly 800 V nominal and the charger was at around 750 V at 80% SOC. According Hyundai, the Ioniq 5 will recharge from 10% to 80% SOC in 18 minutes when using a 350 kW charger with and average close to 170 kW.

Additional information was provided by the video’s uploader, which stated that the car was able to charge a 45 kW even at 96% SOC in the end, while the peak in the beginning was around 220 kW.

Hyundai is slated to begin production of the Ioniq 5 in March and April for the European and South Korean markets, respectively. The Ioniq 5 will aid in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles globally as well as the companies efforts towards electrification.

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