Electrify America has announced that all new IONIQ 6 buyers will receive two years of free charging at Electrify America charging stations. The free charging sessions will be limited to a maximum of 30-minutes per session.
This is the latest partnership between Hyundai and Electrify America. Previously the two companies have offered similar deals, like for the Kona where buyers would receive 250 kilowatt-hours (1,000 miles) of free charging.
“We are excited for a third collaboration with Hyundai to offer customers hyper-fast charging experiences to EV owners,” said Rob Barrosa, vice president of technology, Electrify America. “We look forward to helping advance the electric vehicle revolution with leading automakers such as Hyundai and their latest IONIQ 6 model.”
The IONIQ 6 is one of the most highly anticipated EVs set to debut in 2023 and has a range of as much as 361 miles (581km). It will be built on Hyundai’s 800V e-GMP platform which will allow the IONIQ 6 to be one of the few EVs on the road that can take advantage of the 350kW chargers at some Electrify America stations. According to Hyundai the IONIQ 6 can charge from 10% to 80% in as little as 18 minutes.
“The best-in-class and ultra-fast charging IONIQ 6 allows our customers to enjoy a fun EV driving experience,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, product planning and mobility strategy, Hyundai Motor North America.” “The extended partnership with Electrify America continues to provide our customers convenient and complimentary access to the fastest charging, especially on long-distance trips.”
There has been no similar deal announced by sister company Electrify Canada. We have reached out to see if one will be offered for Canadian buyers, but have not heard back by the time of publication.
The IONIQ 6 is scheduled to begin appearing at dealers across Canada and the US this spring. It will be available in three different trims north of the border, starting as low as $54,999 CAD, a price which allows all three qualifying for the $5,000 federal rebate.
There will 7 different trims in the US, with the starting price of the entry-level model set at $41,600 USD.