Hyundai is so confident in the value and abilities of it’s EVs that it plans to allow interested prospective customers to test drive them for an extended period of time.
Hyundai is expected to launch it’s Ioniq 5 with 300 mile range for the entry level model. A range which surpasses that of it’s primary competitors of Tesla and Ford. Tesla and Ford both use 400 volt systems, while Hyundai uses 800 volts. This according to Hyundai, results in faster charging. 5 minutes on a fast charger will add 70 miles, 18 minutes should get a vehicle to 80%.
Hyundai, and Kia, have been pushing EV sales forward and their confidence has resulted in the auto manufacturer introducing extended test drives. This will allow potential customers to bring the vehicle home, plug it in, drive around. The idea is to provide customers the ability to experience the full vehicle ownership experience before purchasing the vehicle.