Hyundai Rolls Out Contactless IONIQ Electric Test Drives

BY Vivek Max R

Imagine – no sales staff, no receptionist and no one to accompany you. Just go online, fill in your details, book a test drive and turn up at the appointed time.

That’s now a reality. From 5 – 18 August 2021, Komoco Motors Pte Ltd is offering fully contactless, unaccompanied test drives of its Hyundai IONIQ Electric, and also the opportunity to experience a rapid charging session at Shell Paya Lebar Macpherson service station. Plans are also in place to roll this service out to more Shell stations in the coming months.

How it works
Open to the public, drivers can book a 60-minute test drive through the Hyundai Electric Motion website by following the steps below:
1. Select your preferred location, date and time. Then click 'Search'.
2. Available test drive vehicle(s) will be shown on screen.
3. Select your preferred vehicle
4. Re-select another date or time if your preferred vehicle and slot is not available
5. View tutorial video for a step-by-step guide on how it works.

How am I protected against COVID?
For one, the entire process is contactless. Bookings are done online and no one will accompany you on the test drive. Booking schedules are spaced out one hour between each booking to ensure that the whole process remains contactless – you will not meet the next test-drive party.

For another, each vehicle has a sanitizer that releases a safe and odourless dry vapour every 20 seconds to kill microbes in the air and on all surfaces. Together with the one hour interval between test drives, you can be sure that the sanitizer has had enough time to do its thing in an unoccupied IONIQ Electric, and that the interior would be sterile and ready for your EV experience.

Electric Vehicles give me the range heebie-jeebies
And Komoco Motors Pte Ltd understands this well. That’s why you’ll get to experience rapid charging post test drive at Shell Paya Lebar Macpherson.

With EV chargers available at 18 Shell stations strategically located island-wide, range anxiety is now a thing of the past.

As part of your test drive, you’ll get to experience how easy it is to top off a charge to get to your next destination, or fully charge the battery before returning home at the end of the day.

Mai tu liao! Kiasu-kiasi a bit!
With limited slots available during this 14-day window to ensure a truly contactless experience, it is highly encouraged to make your bookings early to avoid disappointment. This is a perfect opportunity to have your EV-cake and eat it with the Hyundai IONIQ Electric.