Hyundai IONIQ 5 Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) Function Awarded a 2021 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2021 – The IONIQ 5 Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capability has been awarded a 2021 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the Automotive Category. The distinguished award is selected by a panel of expert judges and editors from Popular Science.

“Hyundai is honored to have the all-new IONIQ 5 awarded a 2021 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the Auto Category for its Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, product planning and mobility strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. “With IONIQ 5’s cutting-edge V2L technology serving as a charger on wheels, drivers can now power their electrical devices, tailgate parties, camping trips, homes during power outages, and even other stranded EVs.”

The Best of What’s New Awards recognize the 100 most innovative, groundbreaking products and technologies each year that represent a significant advancement in their categories. The Best of What’s New Awards span 10 categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Engineering, Entertainment, Gadgets, Health, Home, Personal Care, Security, and Sports & Outdoors.


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