Hyundai IONIQ 5 Clocked More Miles Than Expected In 5 Country ASEAN...

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Clocked More Miles Than Expected In 5 Country ASEAN Road Trip

In late November 2023, a fleet of Hyundai IONIQ 5 were flagged off from Singapore for a 5-country ASEAN road trip. The IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour carried the ‘Go Far With Zero Worries’ theme and spent 11 days traversing Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia before ending its journey in Vietnam. Hyundai_IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour

The initial expectation for the tour was to cover 2,751 km but when they reached Ho Chi Minh City, the final tally was 3,197 km (+446 km).

The IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour was to be a dynamic proving ground to showcase the Hyundai IONIQ 5’s reliability, eco-friendliness, and long-distance capabilities, especially in Southeast Asia. As an added bonus, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 tour also showcased remarkable cost efficiency. Total energy cost of the road trip was about US$116 per car. This is approximately 2 times more cost efficient when compared to a vehicle with an internal combustion engine (ICE).

The IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour entourage was made up of 5 vehicles of which 2 were manufactured in Indonesia and 3 in Singapore. It was done in collaboration with several participants from the Association of Singapore (AAS), Hyundai Motor Company, local community influencers, and Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) from Indonesia and Thailand. In Malaysia, the participants joined a media convoy which also included the IONIQ 6. While in Bangkok, Thailand, the IONIQ 5’s Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) feature helped transform the cars into power hubs, to power outdoor lamps, music performances, mini cinema experiences, and culinary experiences. Hyundai_IONIQ 5_Vehicle-to-Load_V2L

“Hyundai is fueled by an unwavering commitment to innovation and shaping the future of mobility – a commitment that reverberates in every action we take,” exclaimed Youngtack Lee, President of Hyundai Motor ASEAN HQ. “Our dedication to making electric vehicles more accessible as the definitive clean mobility solution of tomorrow has taken a giant leap forward. Witnessing the tremendous success and excitement generated by the IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour, we are propelled to intensify our comprehensive innovation aimed at fortifying the EV infrastructure and ecosystem across the region. The journey may have concluded, but the electric excitement has just begun.”

Mr. Nithi Thuamprathom, an influencer who joined the tour from Hat Yai, Thailand, expressed his exhilaration, “Being part of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 ASEAN tour has exceeded all my expectations! I am convinced that electric vehicles, particularly the IONIQ 5, are the future of transportation. This transformative tour removes my anxiety on EVs capabilities, conclusively proving that EVs not only cover long distances but do so with such style, comfort and reliability.” Nithi is a prominent figure in the electric vehicle industry and has expressed optimism for the Thai market, highlighting the potential of electric vehicles in promoting sustainable and exciting era of electric mobility.

Hyundai_IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour_Fitra EriAs the tour reached Cambodia, Fitra Eri, an influencer from Indonesia as well as an automotive expert took the stage to share insights with the Cambodian market on the immense potential of electric vehicles in shaping the future of transportation. When the group entered Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Fitri shared “As the first proud owner of the IONIQ 5 in Indonesia, my electric vehicle journey shattered the anxiety about city limits. This tour not only confirmed that beyond urban boundaries, we experienced zero worries and unmatched convenience during long-distance drives with the IONIQ 5 crossing borders of different countries, but it also erased anxieties about finding charging stations. We arrived at our destinations rejuvenated, waking up to a fully charged vehicle the next morning.”

“Even during the challenging stretch from Cambodia to Vietnam, where charging stations are limited, the IONIQ 5 showcased an impressive range, boasting around 50% battery life remaining. This journey emphatically validates the tour’s slogan, ‘Go Far With Zero Worries,’ underscoring the pivotal role of electric vehicles in shaping the future of transportation. Importantly, it signals that the ASEAN region is ready for future electrification,” added Fitra.


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