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2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric Vehicle (Its a One Dad Review This Week) | BRRRRM Australia

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With Petrol Prices increasing by the day, is it time to abandon the family petrol car and go EV?

Hello everyone it’s justin one of the three dads from from australia coming to you today from a sydney shopping center car park while i’m recharging the hyundai ioniq five just letting you know that um yeah it’s been a crazy week this week in sydney there’s been floods um it’s school holidays um so um yeah getting getting the uh the dads together this week’s

Been a bit chaotic so what i thought i’d do is just do a quick video for you about the ionic 5 and maybe ev life in general from the point of view of a petrol head so maybe if you’re thinking of converting over from a petrol car to an ev car here’s some of the things i’ve found over the week okay driving impressions now i’m going to refer to some of my notes

That i’ve made over the week just to just to give an idea what’s been happening first question i guess everybody seems to ask about evs is range um the ionic 5 comes in two versions it’s two wheel drive which this one is today that has a range on a full charge of around about 451 kilometers and there’s an all-wheel drive version which has a range of around 430

Kilometers now in the week of driving this car did the normal family chores shopping dropped the kids off to school did a 300k round trip um to drop the kids off to their grandparents because of um school holidays as well um yeah it does drop down the battery a fair bit if you do use a lot of the electronic bits in the car like heaters and things like that

Like sydney’s had really bad weather over the last week so you know heated seats heated steering wheel windscreen wipers it does drain a fair bit of the power going down one of the big things that you do notice coming from a petrol car to an ev i guess is it’s different in the way that it drives in terms of the power delivery it’s just a wave of instant talk

That ev cars have and it doesn’t have like a gear feeling when you when you drive the car it’s just seamless um look some people like that i guess some people find it a bit weird um i didn’t mind it it felt like the closest thing i could um relate this to was a dodgham car i guess that’s that’s how you drive it okay right i’ve got to say the ride in this

Car is excellent i honestly probably haven’t driven a car that is as comfortable as this car it’s super quiet it’s even running on 20 inch wheels um i don’t know how they’ve done it but it it just it’s just yeah wafts this car that’s just the feeling conversely to that i guess um handling not so great um you know it’s it’s not a sporty car um yeah so if you’re

Looking at fun and family friendly fun probably not so much in this car um however there is an end version of this car coming supposedly in a couple of years 2024 or something like that so that might be one to look out for the other thing about this car too it’s a deceptively big car from the outside when you look at it it doesn’t look all that big but when you

Actually drive it it feels big um i understand it’s probably equivalent to the size of a like a rav4 or something like that the visibility um it’s pretty good um there is a bit of a big c-pillar in the back however um it’s chock-a-block full of cameras um there is a 360-degree camera too so when you want to park it it’s pretty good because you’ve got all the

Cameras to assist you there one great thing that the car’s got too is that when you indicate the um the camera is actually light up in the dashboard as well so that’s really good you don’t have to crane over to look at a mirror you can actually look at the dashboard and it will give you the mirror view when you’re turning corners which is great okay practicality

Family features um this car is really a showcase of hyundai’s technology that’s the way you’ve got to look at it every possible thing that they could do um hyundai could do with the car they’ve chucked into this car which is great um it is very roomy for five people um and like i said before it is superbly quiet this thing i i don’t understand how they’ve done

It we’ve been on bumpy roads and and potholes and rain and everything and it just you can’t hear anything it’s great there’s a lot of smart thinking in this car um for example when you’re charging it like i am today after the long trip yesterday you can recline the seats fully back like you’re in first class which is great so that’s that’s nice as i mentioned

It has the top suite of safety features smart sense hyundai smart sense so yeah it’s it’s got all the autonomous sort of uh braking rear cross traffic alert um uh yeah everything like that which is which you’d expect for the car the other thing it’s got to is remote parking it’s it’s on the key fob and you can actually use it to move the car forward into tight

Spaces or things like that so in all honesty you haven’t really tried it but i don’t know how often you’d want to try it but yeah no that’s that’s an interesting feature i got to say though it has a lot of tech so if you’re not comfortable with tech it can feel a bit intimidating to know how it all works also to um there’s not an awful lot of buttons in the

Cabin everything is in the menu system in the car um so again yeah the if you need to figure out how to do things the manual’s about that thick so you’re going to have to go through and spend some time and and figure it out i guess it’s like any new technology mobile phones things like that you know there’s plenty of things on my mobile phone that i don’t use

That i i but i’ve got it on the phone so the boot it’s large um it’s a little bit shallow um because of the design of the the c-pillar at the back there um but you know we fit to three people’s luggage to go down to the the grandparents and it was all fine so that’s good there are plenty of usb ports in this car so on a long trip the kids were perfectly happy

They were able to plug in their devices and and yeah it was really cool they also have rear vents in the back for the kids too so that’s that’s another great feature it feels like that they’ve electrified everything in this car that can be electrified um you know it’s it’s even got um heated rear seats and they are electrically um uh adjustable as well which

You can adjust it from the passenger seat um so yeah they’ve really taken advantage of of powering up everything that’s electric so got to say the exterior door handles um they do pop out they are a little bit weird to use if you’re not used to them i’ve had a lot a few passengers that have come up to the car and haven’t figured quite figured out how to open

The car or shut it you figure it out after after a while but um yeah it’s it’s not as simple as just normal car handles there is another great feature that this car has it’s called vehicle to load what you can do is actually plug in a adapter plug to where you charge the car and you can send power from the car to say 240 volt things like if you want to you know

Go camping or something or have a kettle or a light or something like that that’s a really great feature this car also has the ability to tow up to about 1 600 kilos but judging from the way i drove it this week and watching the power drop down i wonder how that’s going to affect the battery life if you’re towing something okay in terms of value for money this

Car the two wheel drive version has a list price of 71 hundred and the all drive is seventy five thousand nine hundred um it comes with a five year unlimited kilometer warranty the battery in the car has an eight year 160 000 k battery warranty we live in new south wales so there is some rebates for having an ev car um i think it’s about three thousand dollars

But when i looked it up it looks like it’s only for cars up to about 68 750 so i don’t think that the ionic five is actually applicable for that however it um looks like it is exempt from registration stamp duty which is for all evs under seventy eight thousand dollars so that could possibly save you up to around about twenty six twenty seven hundred dollars

When you register the car um i’ve gotta say this car at that price sells amongst a lot of top of the range five and seven seater petrol and hybrid suvs now it is exceptionally well equipped if you like technology but you are sport for choice at that at that price range in terms of evs as well i suppose there are a lot of evs at that level now too you’ve got

Um just looking at that price list and things the tesla model 3 um polstar the volvo xc40 they’re all around about that price range so yeah it makes it interesting okay i think most people buy evs because they’re green and you know they are cheaper to run than a petrol car and it this car does have an awful lot of green features to it i mean the interior is

Made of a lot of recycled materials and things which you can tell and that’s great that’s really good and it is cheaper to run maybe in terms of actual fuel costs i suppose in this week that i’ve driven it i’ve charged it three times now this is the third time and i’ve charged it a couple of different ways as well i and it didn’t cost me anything too um i

Downloaded a couple of apps um that showed me where charging stations were public charging stations and i’ve used those which is great the charger in the shopping center is a bit quicker than parking it on the street to do it um however there was an issue for me i guess on a saturday trying to actually get this spot and find it vacant um yeah when i looked at

The app all day it there was somebody in it which was interesting if you’re a busy person and you’ve got to get around the convenience of actually just going to a petrol station and taking five minutes to fill up your car uh far it would outweigh spending uh look i’ve got to spend another five and a half hours sitting here to charge this thing to a hundred percent

So yeah you gotta you gotta weigh that up however um you know they do have fast charges around but in in sydney that the ev infrastructure i don’t think’s matching the number of ev cards that are around at the moment so yeah that’s something you’ve got to weigh up as well so what i’d probably say about the charging aspect of things it it it only really makes

Sense if you can do it at home i guess for convenience um that will cost you money in terms of installation cost for the for the charger and also it probably will add cost to your home power bill as opposed to bringing it to a public place to charge up so yeah that’s probably one thing you’ve got to weigh up against you know the convenience of having a petrol

Car as well servicing for this car it’s um looking at the hyundai website 220 for the first three years you charge it every year or 15 000 k’s and then it’s um a big one at the fourth year which is 804 dollars and it drops back down to 220 for the fifth year okay um x factor on this car yeah it’s got it in spades the it’s a futuristic looking car um i’ve had

So many people um just you know stop and look at the car wave come up to us chat about the car um yeah it’s it’s a it’s a stunning looking car this car it’s definitely one that you know you when you park it you look back at it yeah okay um i just wanted to throw this one out i suppose like as a petrol head is it better to get to go ev or maybe go hybrid hybrid

Will give you um you know really really good fuel consumption but you’re still using a a petrol engine in the car and you won’t have that inconvenience of of taking ages to to recharge the car so maybe have a think about that as well as an alternative there are plenty of hybrid cars out there but i guess with everything at the moment in australia it’s going to

Take you ages to to get a new car um so yeah you’ve got plenty of time to think about it all right i just want to put a big thank you out to our friends at hyundai australia for the loan of the ioniq five it’s it’s been an interesting week um for a petrol head in an ev car um yeah it’s it’s a really really nice car however i don’t know if i could live with it

If i didn’t have a charger at home um coming and filling filling it up charging it up is just um yeah too much time out of my day so yeah okay thanks everyone um the boys will be back um soon uh and we’ll come back to you with some more videos see you later

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2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric Vehicle (It's a "One Dad" Review This Week!) | BRRRRM Australia By BRRRRM Australia