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Fast-charging Tesla and Hyundai leave Japanese EVs in the dust

Toyota and Nissan models are only compatible with low-output chargers

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is able travel 220 km after a five-minute charge from an ultrafast charger.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Hyundai Motor's latest electric vehicle, which hit the Japanese market this month, can travel 220 km on a five-minute charge, a far cry from the lengthy charging Japanese EVs require using low-output chargers.

Hyundai Motor's Ioniq 5 went on the market last year in South Korea, Europe and North America before making its Japanese debut. The carmaker's flagship EV crossover can support a fast charger with an output of 350 kW.

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