Hyundai created a Hyundai-powered hotel.
The automaker built a luxurious, off-grid cabin in the English countryside, about an hour from London, by plugging into a Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hotel Hyundai, which the company says is the world’s first car-powered hotel, featured a single guest suite, a dining area with an espresso maker, and a movie projector and popcorn machine.
The setup used the Ioniq’s vehicle-to-load technology and an outlet adapter to provide up to 15 amps of power at a time.
Hyundai ran a contest to select members of the public to stay at the hotel, which was open from mid-October until Nov. 5. It hired broadcaster and food critic Grace Dent to curate a menu of locally sourced dishes that were prepared on site.