- Hyundai Kona Electric is the first all-electric vehicle from Hyundai.
- This car can run upto 452 km on single charge.
- 100% Charge in 56 min.
Hyundai Kona Electric has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 25.30 Lakhs. This is the first vehicle from the South Korean brand to come as all electric. Though electric vehicles are not so familiar for Indian buyers, with the recently introduced tax benefits for EV in Budget 2019, people may look at this SUV for sure.
Talking about the major aspect, Hyundai Kona Electric is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor. This motor is good to produce 136hp of power with 395 Nm of torque. It gets a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and it claimed to achieve a mileage of 452 km. Also, it can achieve a 0 to 100 kmph mark in just 9.7 seconds.
The battery pack requires 57 mins to charge completely using 50kW DC fast charger, while it takes 6 hrs and 10 min using a normal AC charger. Hyundai Kona also gets drive modes; Eco, Comfort and Sport. There is a single speed transmission on offer assisted with adjustable regenerative braking through paddle-shifters.
Hyundai Kona Electric interior is as per their new design language. We have seen the steering in Hyundai Venue which is a better looking and sleek designed one. An 8.0-inch infotainment display along with various gizmos including a head-up display, wireless charging, and automatic climate control are there to ease out your journey. A 7.0-inch digital dashboard is the main attraction here which will strike you.
In terms of exterior, the Kona electric holds no difference to its conventional sibling. The only difference being the absence of the front grill and exhaust. There are LED automatic headlights, LED tail lights, body decals, specially designed alloy wheels and roof rails. It will be available in 4 solid and 1 dual tone colour options; silver, blue while and black for solid range and white with black in dual tone.
Hyundai Kona Electric will enjoy a good time before the MG eZS launch in India in December, post which the things will start getting competitive. A lot of EVs are eyeing Indian market, though they require a whole new setup to work efficiently. Hyundai is working towards making things easier and hence, they are working with select Indian Oil outlets in 4 major cities in India for installing charging points. Along with this, Kona electric will come with a 3-year/unlimited km warranty as standard while the battery pack gets an 8-year/1.6 lakh km warranty.
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