What to do if the e-car breaks down?
In most cases, when an electric car breaks down, the cause is a dead battery. AUTO BILD explains what you should do then. And what better not!
Hyundai, the ADAC and mobile emergency charging
The Ioniq Elektro Mobile Charger donates electricity to the damaged vehicle from its own battery.
© Hyundai Motor Germany
Automaker Hyundai and the ADAC Service GmbH (not the ADAC breakdown service) have one in Hamburg and Duisburg mobile loading aid tested. According to ADAC spokesman Christian Buric, the aim was to investigate the occurrence of breakdown situations in the two large cities with different charging infrastructures. On Hyundai Ioniq – even a fully electric vehicle – hurried with one Mobile charger E-cars stranded on board to help. In the so-called V2V charging (Vehicle to Vehicle) gave the Ioniq new juice from its battery to the victim. Was loaded with Direct current (DC-DC), a CCS connector (Combined Charging System).
The specially equipped loading vehicle loaded with an output of maximum 20 kW. This gave the broken-down electric car within 15 minutes a range of about 25 kilometers – enough to reach the nearest charging station. An emergency of its own for the Ioniq was ruled out: as soon as its charge level dropped below 30 percent, the help process was automatically canceled.
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).