Hyundai Motor Co. is able to perform more than its average EV with its new Ioniq 5. The automobile can power up to 3.6 kilowatts, plenty for refrigerators and stoves.
Hyundai says that this is the first major electric car manufacturer to offer two-way charging, which enables the owners to power car battery electrical items.
While standard car batteries may be used to charge computers and telephones, they quickly drain to powerful things such as a mobile fridge or music system, which means that serious campers either install a second drummer or haul around heavy, noisy generators to power home comforts.
The Ioniq 5 can also be equipped with a solar panel roof to charge the battery pack, giving the car a driving range of over 1300 kilometers per year.