Hyundai Adds Over 100 Charging Stations For Its U.S. Employees

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 14

Hyundai “Charging Century”

Hyundai announced has its “Charging Century” initiative, to equip its new headquarters in South California with more than 100 charging stations for employees.

Hyundai IONIQ charging

In total, Hyundai is installing 113 Level 2 Chargepoint stations, encouraging everyone to drive electric using its plug-in models: Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, Ioniq Electric and the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid.

“Today, Hyundai Motor America officially opened its “Charging Century” of more than 100 convenient, level-two charging locations to its employee work force. These innovative and efficient new chargers allow Hyundai’s employees driving Ioniq Electric, Plug-in Hybrid and Sonata Plug-in Hybrid vehicles to conveniently recharge their vehicles at Hyundai Motor America’s new gold LEED-certified modern building, minimizing local fossil-fuel-based emissions during their weekly commutes. Hyundai refers to its headquarters as “The Headquarters of Better” in keeping with the overall direction for the innovative automotive brand.”

Hyundai Motor America’s new gold LEED-certified modern building

“By providing convenient charging at work via a 113-charger Chargepoint® network, many employees with a sub-25-mile commuting distance will be able to fully charge both at work and home during the week, minimizing fossil-fuel-based emissions and gas station visits on their daily commutes. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid has an estimated all-electric range of 27 miles and the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has an all-electric range of 27 miles, allowing for emissions-free commuting to and from work. The Ioniq Electric has an even greater range of 124 miles and is the most efficient electric vehicle in the U.S. market, with 136 MPGe.”

Michael O’Brien, vice president, Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America said:

“We’re very excited about taking this important next step in Hyundai’s evolving leadership in eco-focused mobility. By allowing hundreds of our employees the opportunity to conveniently plug-in daily at work, our new headquarters has become a blueprint for zero-emissions corporate commuting throughout the nation.”

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14 responses to "Hyundai Adds Over 100 Charging Stations For Its U.S. Employees"

  1. L'amata says:

    That is fine, But it will NOT Generate Public Sales 0r do “Would Be Customers” any Good at All! Joe Public will be given no choice, but to Move On……

  2. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

    Title should read…

    “Hyundai Adds Over 100 PRIVATE Charging Stations For Its U.S. Employees”

    1. Kdawg says:

      I think his red hat says “Make Hyundai Great Again”.

      1. L'amata says:

        That should be a Dr. Zeus Kat in the Hat , Hat …Make America Green Again ? )(*$%^&@#$*&!! NO ?/ lol

  3. DJ says:

    And the PIPs and Fusion Energi’s will probably plug in at 8 and not move their car until they go home at 5!

    Well, at least they will if it’s free. If they have to pay you won’t ever see them there 😀

  4. xma says:

    What/where is South California?

  5. Don Zenga says:

    All this looks great, but where are the vehicles?
    Ioniq-H: After nearing 2,000 sales in the beginning of last year, it has started sputtering.
    Ioniq-E: Still it has not crossed 100 in sales.
    Ioniq-P: Still the webpage has it in Future vehicles section for Winter.

    Probably they have not supplied their dealers with enough units.

    And still there is no mention about the hybrid/plugin version of Sonata. They are just selling the 2017 stock. This type of talk will place Hyundai in VW category. I mean VaporWare, not VolksWagen.

    1. Miggy says:

      New Zealand Sales of the Ionic to YTD end of Nov 2017:
      Ioniq-H: 30
      Ioniq-E: 198
      Ioniq-P: 3

  6. DL says:

    Since these are Chargepoint systems, I’m wondering what, if anything, the charging cost is. The article does not indicate if they are free or fee based.

    I’ve seen too many unused charging stations at businesses because the rates are ridiculously high.

  7. DL says:

    I just noticed the Hyundai press release is from SEPTEMBER. Why is this news now?

    1. L'amata says:

      More like Historectomy …lmao

  8. Craigs401 says:

    I agree with Don Zenga. I’ve never seen an Ionic Electic and I doubt if I’ll ever see the Ionic Plug-In Hybrid. Hyundai has their priorities wrong.

  9. Steven says:

    Or to be more specific…

    Adds 100 charging stations in California, for employee use only.

    They do have corporate employees in various other locations that won’t have easy access to them.

  10. Doug says:

    I’ve been trying for 6 years for my company to install “ONE” !!!!

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