The ship chasing just seems madness to me - tracking possibly the slowest possible method of transport without actually knowing the car is on board. I'm just waiting until I get the OK from the dealer.
I don't think it makes much difference where you live. Cars either arrive in Immingham, Tilbury or sometime SouthamptonI'm losing confidence that the info is correct. Tilbury made sense as I live in Sussex. Immingham is much further away and surely the dealership wouldn't be in that region?
First of all, make sure that the dealer knows that the car must be filled to 100% on collection. And ring them again to confirm when you are two hours away so that they can rectify it if they have forgotten your strict requirement. There have been many such instances where a long drive is planned and the car is handed over only half full.At least I'll get a good run in the car straight away, but I'm a little worried about that first charge on the way back. There seems to be a lot of different networks and options and it's a bit daunting!
Thanks for these tips! Yes I've been lurking on here for a while now and I've downloaded ZapMap and Abetterrouteplanner so I think I'm on top of things. It's still a little daunting but I'm sure I will figure it out!First of all, make sure that the dealer knows that the car must be filled to 100% on collection. And ring them again to confirm when you are two hours away so that they can rectify it if they have forgotten your strict requirement. There have been many such instances where a long drive is planned and the car is handed over only half full.
I am guessing that a four-hour trip will be no more than 200 miles. Meaning that only one properly planned Rapid stop will be needed in a 38 kWh Ioniq. My advice would be to try to find an Instavolt Rapid somewhere between 100 and 130 miles into the journey. Even if it means a small detour. They are by far the most idiot-proof, user friendly, and reliable Rapids out there. Even if that was a rare Instavolt failure it will leave enough charge for plan B. And you must have a plan B. And C for such a first experience trip.
I see that you joined the forum five months ago so you will be aware of the useful EV driver aids like ZapMap and Abetterrouteplanner. And know that prior planning is key to such journeys when using an EV. Other than that, enjoy the drive.
any pictures ??Just took delivery of my 38kWh today. It arrived at the dealership on 09/03/2020 and was ready for delivery as soon as 16/03/2020.
Got BlueLink set up without a hitch. The UK Premium trim comes with automatic wipers, despite the spec saying it's only included the the Premium SE.
Happy to answer any questions about the first two hours of ownership.
Makes sense I suppose, given last night's announcement.Hyundai are suspending all deliveries.
Confirmed on the phone with Leasing Options this morning. They're phoning everyone over the next few days, starting with those with the earliest delivery slots.
TCJWSo yesterday I drove 4 hours in a hire car to collect my polar white premium from Read Hyundai in Boston, and then drove it home.