A hotel powered entirely by EVs. The AI/ EV age is surely upon us. Essex’s country side in the UK will be home to the first of its kind, pop-up Hyundai hotel, powered entirely by EVs.
The hotel is set to house a cabin, restaurant, and private cinema, representing a future of off-grid luxury potential. Hyundai also intends to demonstrate the immense potential of the Hyundai IONIQ 5’s vehicle-to-load technology.
Hyundai put forth this idea along with broadcaster and critic Grace Dent. The people staying in the hotel will be members of the public that have won a stay at the unique hotel that includes welcome cocktails, a three-course meal, an evening film, and a breakfast hamper.
Hotel Hyundai will be operated for 14 nights from 19 October to 5 November.
“We’re looking for unique, memorable stays more now than ever, and this is a delicious blend of innovation, luxury, and comfort gets you thinking. With power coming from the car, where could Hotel Hyundai pop up next? I’m excited for those staying with us to sample the sustainable, locally sourced menu, the equally fabulous cocktails, and of course to enjoy a good night’s sleep,” said Grace Dent, Curator of Hotel Hyundai.
“I hope this three-week pop-up hotel is just the start for this concept of a car plugging in and powering a luxury experience like this. I’m predicting that guests will be hoping his amazing hotel and its full experience might be here again in 2023.”
Hyundai researched over 2000 individuals. It concluded that over half (55 percent) of people said the cost-of-living crisis has made them rethink their future holiday plans. But, at the same time, nearly 44 percent would prefer a staycation in 2023 compared to 2022.
In addition. Brits have now formed this opinion that staycations are better for shorter breaks away, with three in 10 (30 percent) enjoying all the UK countryside has to offer.
The three main reasons why Brits prefer staycations are sustainability (25 percent), supporting local businesses (27 percent), and a stress-free traveling experience (27 percent). Hotel Hyundai encompasses all these experiences in one. Not just that, but all of this is powered by EVs.
“Our award-winning IONIQ 5 can power Hotel Hyundai using its V2L feature, where an adapter from the car provides a socket that domestic appliances can be plugged into. The whole experience demonstrates the practicality of this pioneering technology, and we hope the concept inspires more people to go off-grid,” said Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor, U.K.
The IONIQ 5’s V2L provides AC power (230V/50Hz) up to a maximum point of 3.6kW (or 15 Amps) power consumption. The Hyundai Hotel will also offer an adapter from the car’s battery to charge electric appliances. Before the hotel, Hyundai had already converted and displayed the IONIQ 5 into an air purifier, just a showcase of the vehicle’s many capabilities.