Hot on the heels of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5’s North American debut is news that it will come with free charging from Electrify America. Hyundai and Electrify America announced that owners will get two years of free 30-minute charging starting on the day of purchase. This builds on a prior announcement that owners of the 2021 Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric will get 250 kW of free charging.
When it goes on sale in the fall, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be able to access Electrify America’s DC charging network. A recently redesigned app should make it easier to plug in and charge your car, know which station is occupied, pay for your charging, and locate the nearest chargers. Electrify America’s charging network is capable of up 150 kW and 350 kW depending on the vehicle’s compatibility.
Electrify America’s plan to have a network of over 800 stations by the end of 2021 offers owners the access they need to fully enjoy their EV,” said José Muñoz, president and CEO at Hyundai Motor America. “To support our Ioniq 5 customers, we will continue to partner with Electrify America to provide convenient, ultrafast charging stations across the country.”
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 can charge at 400- and 800-volt rates. That means it can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes using a level 3 DC charger. The long-range version uses a 77.4-kWh lithium-ion battery. In single-motor guise, the Ioniq 5 makes 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque is expected to get 300 miles on a charger. Dual-motor variants have 320 hp and 446 lb-ft. However, the total range goes down to 269 miles in SE and SEL guise or 245 miles in Limited trim.