Hyundai Motor UK has signed an agreement to supply the all-inclusive electric car subscription service, Onto, with electric vehicles for 2021. The Korean carmaker will provide Onto the new Hyundai Kona Electric Premium SE (64kWh) and the Hyundai IONIQ Electric Premium (38kWh), which will add a total of 275 new cars to Onto’s fleet by March. With this expansion, Hyundai helps the subscription service to further solidify its position as the UK’s largest all-electric car fleet.
The KONA is a new addition to Onto’s compact sports utility vehicle line, while the IONIQ, which was already offered in the existing fleet, gets a powerful upgrade in the premium model. Both cars are available to Onto customers now for delivery within 72 hours.
Ashley Andrew, managing director at Hyundai Motor UK, said: “Hyundai will continue to invest heavily in clean mobility to bring an even greater choice of zero-emission vehicles to consumers in the years ahead. Most customers who have already bought electric cars say they will never go back. Many are passionate about their new way of electric vehicle life and wish they had decarbonised their personal mobility sooner.
“However, many people do still need to be reassured about the usability of zero-emission cars day-to-day. The Onto subscription model provides customers with a short-term opportunity to experience living with an electric vehicle which is the best way to showcase the long-term benefits of the technology.”
Rob Jolly, CEO at Onto, said: “The addition of the KONA Electric and the Hyundai IONIQ models is exciting news for our customers, offering greater choice than ever before with our fully-flexible monthly subscription.
“With a minimum of a one-month agreement and no deposit, subscribers can now enjoy all the benefits of the Hyundai KONA Electric Premium SE and the Hyundai IONIQ Electric Premium without the long term commitment. Plus the option to change to another make or model the following month.”
A total of 150 Hyundai KONAs have been added and will be available from mid-January for £559 per month. With a 64kWh battery, it offers drivers up to 300 miles (483km) of range and can be charged to 80 percent in 75 minutes using a 50kW charger.
A further 125 Hyundai IONIQs have been added to the fleet. These offer a range of up to 193 miles (311km) and will be available from mid-January for £449 per month. On the ‘by subscription’ ownership model this includes insurance, breakdown cover, wear and tear, service and repair, free charging at any Polar Plus or Shell Recharge Network charging station and road tax. The Onto subscription model allows users to step into the electric world without being tied into a long contract or faced with a large upfront cost.