One of the interesting features of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric car technology is Vehicle to Load or V2L.
For information, the Vehicle to Load (V2L) feature is the ability of electric cars to supply electricity out of the battery. Now on the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Vehicle to Load feature can be used to supply electricity up to 3.6 kW to electronic devices.
Not only electronic devices, the Ioniq 5 can also share battery power with other electric cars that run out of battery with V2L. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has two V2L ports. The first is the interior port which is located under the second row of seats.
Drivers and passengers can take advantage of the V2L in the interior directly by plugging electronic devices into the port when the car is running.
In addition to the interior port, the charging port on the exterior of the car also doubles as a V2L port.
However, unlike interior ports, exterior V2L ports can be utilized by plugging in a special V2L connector. This connector looks like a battery charging head, but inside is a regular plug port.
Considering that the V2L feature uses battery electricity, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is also equipped with a discharge limiting system. This discharge limiting system functions to automatically stop the V2L function when the battery reaches a certain percentage of capacity.
To set the limiter, the driver accesses the EV menu on the center touch screen and then presses the EV Charge Transfer V2L menu. In the menu, there are seven options for limiting battery discharge ranging from 20% to 80%.
For example, the driver chooses 40%, then the V2L feature works until the capacity reaches 40% and will not work when the battery is below 40%.