Hyundai is facing a problem related to the Ioniq 5. The coolant circuit could be the culprit. Here are the keys to the problems of the most anticipated model.
For some time, Hyundai has made a significant commitment to the incorporation of electrical mechanics in its catalog. The best example of this is shown by the current Ioniq, a product that is available in electrical, plug-in hybrid and conventional hybrid technology . In this way, it is able to cover a greater range within the segment that is more committed to sustainability.
Given the current situation, is Hyundai prepared to undertake new strategies in relation to the electric car? The truth is that the South Korean firm has already made a bet in this regard. The most prominent example in this regard is shown by the Ioniq 5, a model specially designed to compete against alternatives without polluting emissions . The Volkswagen ID 3 would be its main rival.
The Ioniq 5 is the latest purely electric model announced by Hyundai
Even so, the truth is that there are still a number of issues that need to be polished. After all, now is the time for all the testing and potential changes. Only in this way is it possible to achieve a model capable of competing in a market niche that has the latest technology . For this reason, sometimes we find ourselves with some other problem.
The last of them is directly related to the Ioniq 5’s own electrical circuit. It is logical, since it is the innovation on which a greater effort has been made at the level of innovation and, therefore, that more needs to be tested. to be able to detect faults . In this particular case, the problem is directly related to the cooling system.
In the past, we have heard news about the manufacturer’s problems to reduce the temperature of its purely electric models. Just a few months ago, Kona electric units had to be recalled because a problem was found that could lead to a hypothetical fire. What has happened this time?
A new setback before the standardization of the electric car
Hyundai has just encountered a new problem related to the electric car. This time, it is the coolant system that has caused some units of the Ioniq 5 to have to be canceled. In fact, it should be remembered that this is a project that is very close to reaching the market. Now, are we facing a situation that puts this particular model at risk?
Hyundai is facing a coolant-related problem. InsideEV’s
Apparently, according to what can be read in the specialized portal InsideEV’s , the water pump could have caused this problem. It is, therefore, a loss of performance that can be corrected over the next few days . Even so, we are facing an error that could have been a great inconvenience if it had already been put on sale.
Hyundai has detected where the battery-related problem begins
In addition to the problem related to the pump, the truth is that Hyundai continues to investigate everything related to the cooling system. At the end of the day, it is an essential component, since it is responsible for maintaining a sustained temperature despite performance. In any conventional car this system is important, but in an electric car it is even more so.
The best example to understand why it can become essential in terms of efficiency, Tesla has redesigned its own cooling system to achieve greater autonomy with the use of a battery with the same capacity. It is, therefore, a differential bet when it comes to an electric car platform that can be a success from a commercial point of view.
Early detection of the problem that could have caused millions in losses
Arguably, this particular model is Hyundai’s most important in the short to medium term. In full transition towards a more sustainable business model, the Ioniq 5 is the most anticipated alternative by the Asian manufacturer . The early detection of this problem will save millions and millions of dollars in hypothetical recalls.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one of the most outstanding proposals in the electric segment. InsideEV’s
After all, the platform used, the E-GMP , will also be used in other vehicles. The sister firm Kia, in fact, already mounts it in its EV6 model, a proposal that seems to be having a great acceptance in the market. At the moment, it does not appear that the problem detected has affected the cooling system of this particular model. We have to wait a bit long to asses it out.
In the meantime, is Hyundai ready to offer this model to the market? The truth is that this is nothing more than a setback. Despite this, it should be noted that the first units of this model will arrive in the United States in the fall of this year. Therefore, it is essential to correct any failure in the coming weeks to prevent its launch from being a real ruin.