Hyundai is teasing the launch of the IONIQ 5, the primary new electrical car in its new all-electric sub-brand, and revealed that it’s going to have bi-directional charging, and extra.

Final summer season, the Korean automaker announced ‘IONIQ’ will become a new EV brand and confirmed 3 new electric cars to launch below it within the subsequent 3 years.

This isn’t to be confused with the present Hyundai Ioniq automobile provided in three completely different powertrains, together with an all-electric one.

Hyundai says that the brand new IONIQ model goes to characteristic next-generation all-electric autos and represents its effort to “develop into one of many world’s prime EV producers.”

The automaker already confirmed that the IONIQ model goes to begin with the launch of the IONIQ 5, a midsize CUV in early 2021, in early 2021.

It’s going to be based mostly on Hyundai’s beforehand unveiled ‘idea EV 45′ pictured above.

Now they’ve launched a brand new teaser for the car known as ‘the brand new horizon of EV’:

Whereas the teaser doesn’t give us a lot info by itself, Hyundai revealed extra about what it’s hinting to in a press launch:

“The teaser goals to construct anticipation and spark curiosity about IONIQ 5 by emphasizing three ‘extras’ to be provided by the all-new mannequin. ‘Further Energy for Life’ calls consideration to IONIQ 5’s vehicle-to-load (V2L) bi-directional charging functionality. ‘Further Time for You’ highlights its fast-charging functionality. ‘Extraordinary Experiences’ hints on the BEV’s soon-to-be-announced array of options.”

In brief, Hyundai is confirming that the IONIQ 5 goes to have a bi-directional charger, enabling vehicle-to-grid capability, fast-charging functionality with out confirming how briskly, and a few obscure “Extraordinary Experiences”.

Car-to-grid know-how permits electrical autos to make use of their battery packs to ship energy again into the grid to supply grid companies, which might enhance the economics of electrical autos. It might additionally present backup energy to houses in case of energy outages.

We expect much more details about the IONIQ 5 to be launched within the coming weeks.

Moreover, Hyundai has already confirmed that the IONIQ 6, a sedan, and the IONIQ 7, a big SUV, will comply with in 2022 and 2024.

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