The current Ioniq 5 is a technical treat in the field of 800 volt BEV vehicles. With some unusual ideas, it stands out as a new rival in the phalanx of electric SUV top dogs. It scores with many functional design elements that completely underline the E character. With its dimensions of 4,60 m in length and 1,90 in width, it is in the midfield. For this he uses the interior very consistently and offers five people enough space for long distances
The number of hydrogen cars can be counted on one hand, there are currently only two serious competitors in Germany, the Toyota Mirai and the Hyundai Nexo. The sales figures in Europe are clear for the Nexo, in 2021 there were a total of 468 copies. This is due to the entry-level prices and the very thin infrastructure with hydrogen filling stations.
New drive concepts need completely new platforms for electric cars to optimize range and driving performance. In recent years, for example, numerous newly developed platforms from global vehicle manufacturers have appeared for the coming generations of electric vehicles, from pre-series production to production readiness. We take a look at the special requirements for emission-free bodies.
Hyundai has been using larger battery packs in the Kona-E since the 2020 model year and thus better ranges in everyday life. The first successes came with 14.008 E-Konas sold last year. In addition to the short journeys, the completely redesigned compact SUV with easier entry and exit and the slightly raised seating position offers contemporary clarity and enough space for longer trips on vacation. With the facelift for 2021 there were still some optical and technical updates. In the summer test with the large 64 kWh battery pack, we took a close look at its suitability for long journeys.
With the Ioniq model, Hyundai leaves the choice of drive to the customer. In addition to the full hybrid and the purely electric version, the plug-in hybrid has also been available since summer 2017. It should enable an economical drive with a 77 kW (105 PS) petrol engine in combination with the 44,5 kW or 60,5 PS electric motor. All variants have their own character.
At the Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai presented its IONIQ models as well as the “FE Fuel Cell Concept”, whose drive technology should offer a range of 800 kilometers. The "FE Fuel Cell Concept" - FE stands for Future Eco - is technically a successor to the Hyundai i35 Fuel Cell, which has been on the market since 2013. The further development of a system that is 20 percent lighter and a 30 percent higher energy density has resulted in an efficiency increase of 10 percent, which ... Continue reading "FE Fuel Cell Concept - Hyundai's fuel cell concept