Chandigarh, July 10, 2019: India’s first fully electric SUV-KONA Electric was launched at Berkeley Hyundai showroom here on Wednesday.
Hyundai KONA is a true expression of Hyundai’s advanced technology in eco & clean mobility. Appealing to consumers with active, eco-focused lifestyle – Hyundai KONA Electric will offer youthful design, sporty driving and advanced technology offering first long range green SUV with 452 kms/charge.
S.S. Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said that the launch of KONA in India will be a revolutionary and a definitive forward.
The KONA Electric powertrain employs a powerful and highly-efficient 136ps permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor powered by a high-voltage 39.2 kWh advanced lithium-ion polymer battery. The motor develops 40.27 kgm of torque distributed to the front wheels giving an impressive acceleration of 0-100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds. The battery system has liquid-cooling technology and battery pack has high energy density.
The customers will be provided with two chargers along with the car – A portable charger and an AC wall box charger. The portable charger can be plugged into any normal 3 pin 15 amp socket and charge the vehicle. This charger can top up daily running of 50Kms in less than 3 Hours. Whereas AC wall box charger (7.2 kW) can top-up charge the vehicle within 1 hour for running 50Kms.
For providing fast charging facility, Hyundai is working along with IOCL to develop infrastructure at select Fuel Stations in select cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. HMIL will invest on the equipment and installation of these fast chargers (CCS Type – Single Port). These chargers can charge 80% of the battery capacity in less than an hour.
Moreover, all Hyundai electric selling dealerships are equipped with 7.2 kW AC charger to support customers for KONA Electric charging. Additionally, in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai, a special KONA Electric fleet (KONA Electric to KONA Electric) fitted with power converter will provide emergency charging support to the customers. Also, for the convenience of customers, HMIL has tied up with MapMyIndia, to display KONA Electric compatible EV charging stations in HMIL website and in mobile app.