The first Hyundai Ioniq 6 owners in the United States will get two years of unlimited 30-minute complimentary charging sessions (from the date of purchase) at Electrify America’s network of DC fast chargers.
This significant incentive resulted from the partnership between Electrify America and Hyundai, which already offered complimentary fast charging for other models (the Kona Electric, Ioniq 5, and previously the retired Hyundai Ioniq Electric).
Buyers of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 can count on two years of free fast charging, potentially worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on the amount of usage and energy prices. In the case of the Hyundai Kona Electric, the incentive is smaller – a credit of 250 kWh instead of an unlimited number of 30-minute charging sessions.
Electrify America explains that Hyundai Ioniq 6 owners can access charging benefits through the user-friendly Electrify America mobile app, which allows customers to locate a charger, initiate a charge, and track charging sessions.
Currently, the Electrify America network includes roughly 800 stations and about 3,500 individual chargers, many of which can utilize the Hyundai Ioniq 6’s fast-charging capability of going from 10-80% of its state-of-charge in only 18 minutes. The car, equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery, has an EPA range of 270-361 miles (depending on the trim level), while the 53 kWh battery version is rated at 240 miles.
Rob Barrosa, the vice president of technology at Electrify America, said:
“We are excited for a third collaboration with Hyundai to offer customers hyper-fast charging experiences to EV owners. We look forward to helping advance the electric vehicle revolution with leading automakers such as Hyundai and their latest IONIQ 6 model.”
Olabisi Boyle, the vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, said:
“Our investment in the 800V eGMP platform that enables DC fast charging aligned with customer research that our customers expect fast charging (10-80% in 18 mins) and high AER (361 miles). Our customer’s experience is further enhanced by our extended partnership with EA that provides complimentary access to the fastest charging network.”
“The best-in-class and ultra-fast charging IONIQ 6 allows our customers to enjoy a fun EV driving experience. The extended partnership with Electrify America continues to provide our customers convenient and complimentary access to the fastest charging, especially on long-distance trips.”