The flag off ceremony took place at the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS) on November 20th, concluding at Ho Chi Minh City's Royal Palace in Vietnam on November 30th.
The convoy, consisting of three cars from HMGICS and two from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI), showcased the Ioniq 5's reliability, eco-friendliness, and long-distance capabilities.
The journey started in Singapore and weaved through Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and concluded in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam—an EV (electric vehicle) tour featuring the most visited countries in Southeast Asia.
24 diverse participants, including representatives from Hyundai Motor, Hyundai club members, and community influencers across Asean embarked on the journey which explored over 20 iconic destinations, such as the Penang Heritage Walk in Malaysia and the Bayon Temple in Cambodia.
Youngtack Lee, president of Hyundai Motor Asean headquarters, said, “Our aspiration through this journey is to demonstrate the reliability, eco-friendliness, and long-distance capabilities of the Ioniq 5, aiming to reduce consumers' doubts and anxiety about EVs, especially in the region.”
Its Vehicle to Load (V2L) innovative feature allows the Ioniq 5 to serve as a charging port, benefiting not only the participants of the tour but also the local communities along the route.
With V2L, the Ioniq 5 becomes a versatile energy hub, empowering participants to tap into its electrical prowess for various needs, from powering gadgets to providing on-the-go electricity for community events.
The tour not only marked a historic collaboration between many key stakeholders but also symbolises seamless connectivity and cooperation across borders.