Hyundai is so confident, it will let buyers try its EVs for an extended period of time before buying.
While Tesla has brought EV performance to the forefront, price and range are still some of the biggest roadblocks when it comes to the transition to EVs. In addition, though not as many people pay attention to it, or really even understand it, DC fast-charging speed is arguably even more important.
In order to prove its electric vehicles’ worth, Hyundai is planning to let people try its EVs for an extended period of time before they buy them.
Hyundai will soon bring the Ioniq 5 to market, likely followed by the Ioniq 6 and 7. The brand is promising 300 miles of range for its base models, as well as 800-volt architecture. For comparison, the Tesla Model 3 and Ford Mustang Mach-E base models don’t offer 300 miles of range. In fact, while the Model 3 Long Range – which costs $9,000 more than the base Model 3 – has 353 miles of EPA-rated range, the Mach-E maxes out at 305 miles of range. Moreover, Tesla and Ford use 400-volt systems.