Beyond its activity as a car manufacturer, Hyundai takes its dedication to the future of mobility a step further by supporting the development of charging infrastructure. The company has partnered with various entities to further strengthen the European electric vehicle charging network, not only for its customers, but for all electric vehicle drivers in Europe.
Through Hyundai’s partnerships that build on universal mobility, support an emission-free society and shape a sustainable future, the company is fulfilling its ‘Progress for Humanity’ brand vision. Today, more than 80% of Hyundai’s European range offers an electrified powertrain. The company plans to electrify its entire range in Europe beyond 2025 and only sell zero emission vehicles in Europe by 2035.
As vehicle sales figures Electricity continues to rise across EuropeHyundai is taking a proactive approach to ensure future EV drivers have a reliable charging network wherever they want to go.
Due to a major paradigm shift in consumer habits when buying cars in Europe, Hyundai is confident that its share of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) sales will continue to grow in the coming years. In 2022, 16% of total sales corresponded to zero emission vehicles.
“As mobility in Europe transitions towards electrification, we want to ensure that the roads that span this continent are well equipped for the number of EVs that will soon be on the road,” he said. Michael Cole, Chairman and CEO of Hyundai Motor Europe. “To transform infrastructure and the future of mobility, we need the involvement and commitment of all stakeholders. This is why Hyundai has created joint ventures and entered into partnerships with key players in the European EV charging network to ensure that the transition to electrified mobility develops efficiently. That is the sustainable future that we want to foster.”
EV charging technology continues to advance to offer owners more convenience. This is why older EV charging stations must allow for high-power charging. For example, both the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 offer ultra-fast charging capabilities. Since both models can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes, owners spend less time charging and more time on the road. Plus, EV owners don’t have to take care of their cars while they’re recharging. Therefore, they can use that time as they wish, be it stretching their legs, eating something or taking a nap.
This year, Hyundai plans to make EV charging even more convenient and safer by making Plug & Charge available on IONIQ 6. Plug & Charge is a third-party service that can only be used at “Plug & Charge ready” charging locations. , for example, IONITY. With no need for a smartphone app or charging card, EV owners simply plug in their vehicle to charge. Authentication to start a charging session takes place directly between the vehicle and the public charging point, saving EV owners time and hassle.