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Hyundai UK opens V2L ‘hotel’ on Ioniq 5 electric cars


If you’re in the UK and want to enjoy a completely off-the-grid hotel experience, Hyundai has the perfect solution for you.

The Korean automaker is now accepting reservations for its “Hyundai Hotel,” which it claims will offer guests the chance to experience “the world’s first car hotel.”

Set in the Essex countryside, this hotel is fully electric Hyundai Ioniq 5with vehicle-to-load (V2L) technology.

V2L technology, which is also available on vehicles such as Kia EV6, Kia Niro, BYD Atto 3and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVallow owners to use a high-voltage battery to power appliances when they are away from a power source.

Camera iconIoniq 5 credit: CarExpert

The concept was developed by Hyundai with British broadcaster and critic Grace Dent and includes a “deluxe cabin”, bar, restaurant and cinema.

This Hyundai pop-up hotel will be open for 14 nights from October 19th to November 5th.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 can power the hotel and its experiences with the V2L function, which provides 250V AC power with a maximum power consumption of 3.6kW.

There is an adapter that comes with the car that plugs into an external charging port and provides an outlet that can plug into standard household appliances.

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Camera iconIoniq 6 credit: CarExpert

Hyundai also recently introduced a second V2L port with a household power plug for Australian Ioniq 5 models such as the upcoming Ioniq 6inside the car under the back seat.

It’s unclear whether we’ll ever see such a stand-alone hotel concept in Australia.

Among other similar projects that use electric vehicle components to help power infrastructure, Nissan recently announced a first-generation repurposing Leaf accumulators to will partly provide production of Leaf components at Nissan Casting Australia in Dandenong, Victoria.

Dubbed the Nissan Node, the circular economy project is being completed in partnership with Melbourne-based energy storage company Relectrify.

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The nine recycled Nissan Leaf batteries are not expected to fully power the NCAP facilities as they are still connected to grid electricity.

At this stage, the Nissan Node project should be completed by the end of 2022.

Another similar project is a trial using East Japan Railway Company and 4R Energy Corporation recycled Nissan Leaf batteries at a railroad crossing in Japan.

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