Hyundai Motor has announced that it is integrating green energy into Charge myHyundai. Using the e-mobility service provider Digital Charging Solutions’ (DCS) green charging option, the company will ensure that, for every charge undertaken by customers via its pan-European integrated public charging service, the equivalent amount of energy is fed back into the grid as green electricity. With this commitment, Hyundai is among the first OEMs to offer environmentally-friendly public charging.When charged with renewable energy, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) such as IONIQ 5 produce up to 81 per cent lower well-to-wheel lifecycle emissions compared to a normal ICE vehicle, according to a 2021 study from the International Council of Clean Transportation.
However, drivers often do not know whether a public charging station sources green electricity or “grey” electricity from non-renewable resources, as this responsibility falls to the operators of the facilities.
Hyundai is committed to using so-called Guarantees of Origin (GO) to claim the green attribute for the energy of every charging session. This ensures that, for each charging occasion via Charge myHyundai, the equivalent amount of energy generated is fed back into the grid as green electricity.
Green energy suppliers generate zero-emission energy using natural resources such as wind or solar power, which is then converted into electric energy. An independent registry authenticates the green origin of each unit of power produced, measured in MWh, by issuing a GO certificate.
With this announcement, Charge myHyundai users can not only expect to charge their electrified Hyundai models in an environmentally-friendly way – they will also contribute to clean and sustainable mobility by increasing the share of renewable energy generation on the European market.