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Hyundai IONIQ 5 puts ‘V2L to the ultimate test’ by powering an isolated reindeer farm

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Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 is a sleek electric vehicle featuring advanced technology like vehicle-to-load (V2L), allowing the EV to essentially serve as a mobile generator. To prove its capabilities, Hyundai used its IONIQ 5 V2L function to serve as the sole power source on a remote reindeer farm in Northern Norway.

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Hyundai showcases ‘sustainable high performance’ EV tech in IONIQ5 N teaser video

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Hyundai checked all the boxes with its award-winning IONIQ5, its first dedicated electric vehicle. The bold, futuristic-looking EV has earned high praise thus far with long-range capabilities, advanced features, and a smooth ride.

However, after teasing the IONIQ5 N in a new video, Hyundai has confirmed its race-inspired N-line will enter the new era of electric vehicles. Giving a new meaning to sustainable high performance.

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Hyundai opens reservations for the first hotel powered entirely by EVs, complete with a restaurant, bar, and cinema

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For a few weeks in the Essex countryside about an hour from London, a select group of guests will have the opportunity to stay at a pop-up Hyundai hotel, powered entirely by EVs. With a cabin, restaurant, and private cinema, this concept hotel represents a future of off-grid luxury potential, while simultaneously showcasing the capabilities of the Hyundai IONIQ 5’s vehicle-to-load technology.

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Uber deploying Motional IONIQ 5 driverless robotaxis to millions of riders over the next decade

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Rideshare provider Uber has signed a 10-year, multi-market commercial agreement with Motional – a developer of driverless robotaxis. As part of the agreement, Uber will deploy Motional’s IONIQ 5 electric robotaxis in select markets at first, with the potential to reach millions of customers by providing both ride-hailing and delivery services autonomously.

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The top 10 fastest-charging EVs currently available

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With a tremendous number of bespoke EVs that have already arrived this year, there has never been a more exciting time to switch to go all-electric. A number of factors will play into your EV decision, regardless of whether it’s a lease or a purchase. Aside from the obvious preference for a certain model design, things like cargo space, range, acceleration, and technology are all important to consider. So is charging speed. Some of the data below could be the deciding factor in choosing one EV or another. Check out the top 10 fastest charging EVs currently available.

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Motional begins autonomous Uber Eats deliveries in California using IONIQ 5 EVs

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Following a partnership announced in late 2021, Motional has begun end-to-end food deliveries for Uber Eats in Southern California using its autonomous IONIQ 5 robotaxi EVs. The pilot program marks the first autonomous deliveries for Motional’s robotaxis and the first autonomous vehicles used on the Uber Eats network.

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Best dealer EV deals on Bolt EV/EUV, EV6, Ioniq 5, more

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According to KBB, the average transaction price for a new electric vehicle increased by 1.8% in March amidst a 17% year-over-year increase. Hopefully that uptick will be reversed with an expected increase in supply, thanks to Chevrolet resuming Bolt production as well as a number of affordable EV models set to arrive at dealerships between now and the end of the year. However, if you have an ICE or short-range electric and want to take advantage of its elevated trade-in value before used car prices drop further, here are a few of the available options to consider.

As always, check our Electric Vehicle Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Lease Guide for prices and deals on EVs in the US.

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Hyundai and We Drive Solar deploy IONIQ 5s with V2G tech in the Netherlands to create the ‘world’s first bi-directional city’

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Hyundai Motor Group and We Drive Solar have teamed up to help create a completely bi-directional region in the Dutch development district of Cartesius in Utrecht of the Netherlands. To begin, We Drive Solar has equipped 25 Hyundai IONIQ 5 BEVs with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology to send power back to homes and businesses in the region during peak energy hours.

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Podcast: Hyundai has “more aggressive sales target than Kona” with Ioniq 5, and more

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We had a chance to record a special edition of the Electrek Podcast this week, as we were able to chat with John Shon and Miles Johnson from Hyundai about the newly launched Ioniq 5 CUV. As the flagship EV to launch under Hyundai’s newly rebranded Ioniq name, this compact SUV has already gotten some great feedback from our readers, along with some questions.

We tried to get as much information out of the Hyundai team as possible in our quick interview; some questions were answered, but some will require more of a wait… especially regarding what the Ioniq 5 will cost.

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Here’s an up-close look at the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (video)

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As the US inches closer toward a cherished and long-desired sense of normalcy, automakers have begun to open their doors to the public and allow writers like myself to actually see EVs up close. I kick off my inaugural in-person vehicle experience of 2021 (in May), with a sneak peak of the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 CUV. Below is everything you can anticipate to experience yourself when this EV hits the market.

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