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This article was published on May 25, 2021

The IONIQ 5 gets better — American owners will get 2 years of fast-charging for FREE

Electrify America and Hyundai partner up once again

The IONIQ 5 gets better — American owners will get 2 years of fast-charging for FREE
Ioanna Lykiardopoulou
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Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives. Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives.

The much anticipated all-electric IONIQ 5 (you know, the one from Hyundai) will come with an extra perk for the American drivers.

Electrify America announced yesterday an agreement with Hyundai to give owners two years of unlimited charging at the company’s stations. That is so long as the sessions don’t last more than 30 minutes a time.

The two years of free charging will begin on the date of purchase and apply to both purchases and leases.

The 30-minute limit might sound like a restriction, but it’s really not. Electrify America provides DC fast charging, and with a 350-kWh charger the IONIC 5 can charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.

In fact, this is the second similar partnership between Electrify America and Hyundai. Earlier in March, they announced 250 kilowatt-hours of free complimentary charging for owners of 2021 Kona Electric and IONIQ Electric models. This amounts to approximately 1,600km of free driving. 

The IONIQ 5 will hit the US market in the fall of 2021 and it’s estimated to cost between $45,000 and $55,000. 

Credit: Hyundai

Credit: Hyundai


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