Kona and Ioniq drivers will love this.
Electrify America has been making great strides in America. Recently, the company released a home charger that can schedule when to charge your car, and its network of fast chargers has helped Volkswagen complete a mega road trip. Hyundai, on the other hand, has just teased a futuristic new minivan and the N version of the Kona, but now the two brands are coming together on a more realistic, practical, and pertinent project: free charging.
Hyundai is now offering buyers of its Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric vehicles 250-kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America's network of over 2,400 ultra-fast chargers across America.
Owners of the Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric can access their complimentary charging by using Electrify America's mobile app that also includes a navigation system to help you find their nearest charger. The 250 kilowatt-hours being offered equate to approximately 1,000 miles of EPA estimated driving range in either car. According to Olabisi Boyle, Hyundai North America's vice present of product planning and mobile strategy, a lot of EV owners have added chargers to their homes, but going out and about is where the anxiety comes in. Thus, "Kona and Ioniq EV owners are getting additional peace of mind when heading out on longer trips with prepaid access to Electrify America's national fast-charging network."
Of those 2,400-strong chargers across the country, some provide speeds of up to 150 kW and 350 kW. These stations have between three and ten individual DC fast chargers, so finding a spot shouldn't be too tricky. Furthermore, Electrify America's network was rated the best by Charged Electric Vehicle Magazine's 2020 "Best-in-Test" rankings. That network can only improve, as Electrify America has added an average of four charging stations per week since the first was installed in May 2018. According to the company, this has helped to give 96 percent of America's population access to an EA charger within 120 miles of their homes. Hopefully, more automakers will start offering great incentives like this one.