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Turning Miles into Reminiscences with the Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV


This summer season, we had an thrilling alternative to take part in Hyundai UK’s Electrical Journeys marketing campaign. For the marketing campaign, we launched into a street journey alongside England’s Jurassic Coast in Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 All-Electrical Automobile (EV) and explored the relationships between driving electrical automobiles and creating memorable journey moments. On this publish we share highlights from our expertise with the IONIQ 5 and a few of the recollections we created alongside the way in which.

Disclaimer: Though our expertise with the IONIQ 5 was in assist of a paid marketing campaign, all ideas expressed on this article are ours.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electrical Automobile

Introducing the Hyundai IONIQ 5, the very first electrical car we now have ever pushed! This automotive was such a pleasure to drive. However we’ll share extra on that later. 

Earlier than being approached by Hyundai UK to be part of their Electrical Journeys marketing campaign, as a household, we had already begun contemplating our subsequent automotive buy. 

Neither of us are automotive consultants however with the rising prices of petrol/diesel/fuel and a want to reside a extra eco-friendly life-style, we agreed that an electrical automotive could be preferable.

So you possibly can think about how thrilled we had been once we discovered we’d be driving the IONIQ 5, Hyundai’s flagship and award-winning totally electrical car.

We get pleasure from street journeys. Our very first street journey as a pair was again in 2014 shortly after we bought married. We hit the street from San Diego and made our method up the Pacific Coast through Los Angeles to San Francisco with an itinerary that included most of the iconic landmarks in that area.

The following 12 months, we drove from the UK to The Netherlands through France and Belgium, slowly travelling alongside Western Europe’s highways with stops in picturesque villages and cities and rendezvousing in iconic cities like Bruges and Rotterdam.

These early street journeys set the stage for related adventures in locations like Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, Poland and different elements of the USA.

This summer season’s Electrical Journeys marketing campaign noticed us drive from our dwelling in Kent, in South East England in direction of Dorset within the South West, tracing the Jurassic Coast from Swanage to Weymouth.

The IONIQ 5 was good for this street journey!

Highway Journeys

There’s simply one thing about street journeys for us.

It’s the chance to create new recollections with every passing mile within the firm of individuals we care about. When interviewed, over a 3rd (34%) of individuals are extra prone to keep in mind a automotive journey when travelling with others.

It’s the chance to be spontaneous with a fastidiously deliberate route and but be current in every second, taking within the sights, scents and sounds alongside the way in which.

It’s the construct up of anticipation en path to a deliberate cease and the enjoyment of getting imaginations was actuality upon arrival. On a couple of events, there’s additionally the frustration from discovering out that the a lot anticipated location is extra hype than substance.

Highway journeys are in regards to the conversations, their ebb and circulation, their depth and their detachedness, their depth and shallowness. They’re about recollections coming and going with a randomness triggered by psychological cues picked up on en route.

They’re additionally in regards to the silence, a possibility to get misplaced in a single’s ideas, permitting one’s creativeness to journey with out velocity limits.

Highway journeys are greater than travelling from one level to a different. They current the chance to show the journey into the vacation spot.

Creating recollections with the Hyundai IONIQ 5

The Jurassic Coast is England’s solely pure UNESCO World Heritage Website and options gorgeous rock formations, fossils and landmarks.

Having not too long ago attended a marriage in Weymouth and being considerably acquainted with the realm, we instantly selected the Swanage to Weymouth part of the Jurassic Coast when given the chance to pick from an inventory of Hyundai’s ‘High 10 most memorable drives within the UK’.

Dorset has sufficient to depart a long-lasting impression on the curious traveller. Our driving itinerary included visits to scenic seashores and villages, historic monuments and pure sights. Stops included Corfe Citadel, Durdle Door, Portland Invoice Lighthouse, and Chesil Seashore. 

Billy Winters Bar and Grill (one in every of our foodie stops), with gorgeous views throughout Weymouth Bay, is a high suggestion in the event you’re visiting the realm.

Having by no means pushed an EV earlier than, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 (the Final 73 kwh, 214bhp, RWD model) was an entire expertise by itself, doubling the fun of the street journey for us. 

Many individuals have expressed issues in regards to the vary of electrical automobiles and probably operating out of cost in the midst of nowhere.

We had related issues at first. Nevertheless, we discovered that there are such a lot of sources obtainable (together with the IONIQ 5’s built-in maps displaying the closest EV charging factors) for planning a street journey with an electrical car.

Utilizing these sources not solely ensured that we stayed topped up, additionally they created alternatives to discover locations we’d in any other case by no means have recognized about. For us, this facet of the journey proved that driving an EV can assist create journey recollections in a sensible method.

What was it like driving the IONIQ 5?

On a full cost, Hyundai says the IONIQ 5’s two completely different battery sizes supply ranges of between 238 to 315 miles. Nevertheless, as soon as we hit the street, we discovered that we had no motive to fret about operating out of cost. The car has numerous intelligent methods that can assist you handle your cost vs vary.

Whereas creating recollections with every mile, different IONIQ 5 options that we particularly loved embrace:

  1. Tremendous quick charging – when you’ll find a charging level that delivers quick charging
  2. The wonderful acceleration – 0 to 60mph in between 5.1 to eight.5 seconds relying on the mannequin
  3. Two 12.5 inch screens offering essential driver info and infotainment
  4. Augmented actuality Heads Up Show (HUD)
  5. Straightforward connectivity to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – we’re a kind of Samsung vs iPhone {couples}
  6. The Bose stereo sound system – we love our music on street journeys!
  7. Ample in-cabin and boot cupboard space for all the pieces
  8. The blissful silence whereas driving – no engine noise!

With its glossy and futuristic design attracting stares, we laughed every time we parked the car and heard individuals say, “That appears lovely! What’s that?”

Driving the Hyundai IONIQ 5 amplified the enjoyment of making new recollections on a scenic UK summer season street journey.

Have you ever thought-about driving or switching to an EV?

We’re offered on electrical automobiles and it’s solely a matter of time earlier than we get one.

Particularly, we at the moment are agency followers of the IONIQ 5 and will probably be giving this all-electric car some critical consideration once we are able to make the swap from standard combustion engines.

Advances in battery know-how signifies that the vary of electrical automobiles that Hyundai and different producers are releasing will solely get higher. Trace! Trace! Hyundai…can we strive the IONIQ 6 as properly, please?

It will be an awesome promoting level to have extra charging factors (that provide tremendous quick charging and are correctly maintained) obtainable as a part of the UK’s nationwide street infrastructure. Regardless, the present course of journey within the trade ought to see this changing into much less of a problem within the years to come back.

Have you ever thought-about driving or switching to an EV? Would you think about the IONIQ 5?

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