Hyundai's Subscription Services for EVs
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To combat emissions and climate change, automakers around the world are investing in electric vehicles. Customers seem to be receptive to the trend, especially with so many options on the market.
In fact, along with charging infrastructure and battery costs, consumer demand is one of the biggest hurdles of EV adoption.
However, many first-time EV owners don’t know how to properly care for their vehicles. Where can customers in rural areas charge their EVs? What happens if you get stranded on the road with a dead battery?
According to Electrive, Hyundai seeks to mitigate some of its customers’ challenges with an EV care program.
We hope Hyundai soon makes this available globally and for all their EVs.
What is E-mobility Pilot?
E-mobility Pilot is a group of tiered care packages for BEV charging and maintenance.
Customers can enroll in either the 60-kWh, 180-kWh, or 300-kWh plans. Interested participants can sign up for the program with the SP Utilities app, which has a map of nearby EV chargers. Each plan also comes with EV charging credits that can be saved over time.
Komoco Motors is also partnering with Hyundai to provide vehicle maintenance services, including roadside assistance.
The plans will cover vehicle-to-vehicle emergency charging and preventative services. These include battery health updates and routine service reminders, accessible through the app.
Finally, Hyundai says that program participants will also receive air care products. These include air fresheners that are eco-friendly and won’t degrade your car’s interior. They may also be able to filter out any contaminants that harm both the environment and your health.
Who can enroll in Hyundai’s E-mobility Pilot?
Currently, E-mobility Pilot is only offered on a trial basis for select participants in Singapore.
However, if the program is successful enough, Hyundai will likely extend it to other territories. Hyundai currently offers the Kona EV, as well as the hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Nexo SUV. However, only the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be included in this program.
What’s special about the Hyundai Ioniq 5?
The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s battery has two power outputs depending on your preferred drive type. With FWD, it generates 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If you opt for AWD, you get a second motor to produce 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. The latter reaches 60 mph in only 5.2 seconds.
It might not be as fast as a Tesla, but it’s still good for a big SUV. Range is slightly less impressive, 300 miles by Hyundai’s estimates. However, the EPA might rate the Hyundai Ioniq 5 a bit lower.
However, the Ioniq 5 still has some impressive 800-volt fast-charging technology, usually reserved for luxury models. It’s also still compatible with a wide array of chargers. You can charge the battery up to 80% in 18 minutes, and DC fast-chargers can add 68 miles in five minutes.
Additionally, each Hyundai EV warranty includes free charging for two years.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is slightly bigger than the Hyundai Palisade, but the sprawling glass roof makes the car seem even bigger.
The cabin is constructed with strictly eco-friendly materials and thinner seatbacks to optimize passenger space. The Ioniq 5’s interior also showcases upscale technology, including an optional augmented reality display for the windshield.
Car critics speculate that the base Hyundai Ioniq 5 will likely retail for around $45,000 and tap out at $55,000. For the subscription service, drivers can keep the car for one to three months, paying a monthly fee to cover insurance and charging.
The all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 will debut later this year in certain states and nationwide in 2022. Until then, it’s always a great idea to have good, affordable insurance coverage for your vehicle. Sign up with Jerry today to see the best insurance rates for your vehicle.