Hyundai electric car sharing starting in Amsterdam with 100 cars

  • Hyundai Motor today starts its free floating car sharing service in the Amsterdam metropolitan area with the delivery of 100 IONIQ Electric vehicles
  • With its first pure-electric car sharing fleet in Europe Hyundai is investing in a cleaner future by further democratising zero-emission driving in the Dutch capital
  • Customers benefit from the longest driving range of 280 km offered in an electric car sharing fleet, designated parking lots and easy access to the IONIQ Electric by using digital channels

- Hyundai Motor launched today its first pure-electric car sharing service in metropolitan Amsterdam.

Hyundai Motor launched today its first pure-electric car sharing service in metropolitan Amsterdam. With the supply of 100 IONIQ Electric vehicles Hyundai widely expands the offer for citizens and visitors to Amsterdam to drive completely emission-free. Based on the free floating concept, customers of ”IONIQ car sharing” can collect and return their vehicle anywhere in Amsterdam and its surroundings. In line with its global sustainability strategy for a cleaner future, Hyundai Motor helps to improve air quality in the Dutch capital by making zero-emission driving easily accessible. 

We are proud to have initiated our first pure-electric car sharing service in Europe and, in so doing, to help the city government of Amsterdam achieve its climate targets. With the launch of 15 eco cars by 2020 Hyundai Motor is further demonstrating its pioneering role in eco-mobility. By offering the greatest variety of powertrains – electric, hybrid and fuel cell – our brand is committed to future mobility and to matching our customers’ lifestyles.

Thomas A. SchmidChief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe

The longest range in pure-electric car sharing across Europe

The Dutch environment with no mountains, mild climate, short distances to cover and slow speeds offer the perfect driving conditions for the use of alternative powertrains. Therefore, the Hyundai IONIQ Electric offers an outstanding range of 280 km on a single charge, the longest currently offered on the European market by a pure-electric car sharing provider. Thanks to the free floating principle customers have the option to travel all over the Netherlands. Amsterdam-Rotterdam (a one-way distance of 80 km), Amsterdam-Nijmegen (120 km) or Amsterdam-Eindhoven (125 km) are all round trip distances that can be covered on a single charge. No matter where customers drive to, the only precondition is that the car must be returned in Amsterdam.

Users of the car sharing service benefit not only from the IONIQ’s eco-friendly zero-emission driving, but also from its roominess providing seats for five passengers and sufficient boot space for additional luggage. Also the car sharing service is a smart alternative in areas where public transportation is not an option. Once the battery is low on charge, customers can connect the car to one of the 2,200 public charging stations. The IONIQ Electric is equipped with a 28-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that will be charged overnight after a car is returned.

Easy access via mobile app

To improve the overall customer experience Hyundai offers full-digital business services. The registration for the car sharing service takes only a few minutes and can be submitted via IONIQcarsharing.nl or right in front of the car and ahead of the first with car via the IONIQ car sharing app available via Apple or GooglePlay store Personal data, payment information and a scanned driver’s license can be sent through the regular digital channels. With the help of the app, customers can easily spot any car available nearby. They can also make a reservation or book the car right away.

Vehicle-to-vehicle charging service on demand

Additionally, a mobile fast charger, installed in the boot of an IONIQ Electric vehicle, will serve the fleet of 100 IONIQ Electric vehicles on demand. With the vehicle-to-vehicle charger Hyundai Motor delivers an on-demand independent charging infrastructure serving the needs of progressive urban customers. With a maximum power output of 22 kW the vehicle-to-vehicle charger provides unlimited mobility in line with Hyundai Motor’s global sustainability strategy and its commitment to a cleaner future.

The Hyundai IONIQ Electric is part of the successful IONIQ line-up consisting of three different models. Hyundai Motor is the first car manufacturer to offer an electric, a hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain in one single body type. Since entering the market a year ago Hyundai Motor has sold more than 15,000 units of the IONIQ range.

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