Hyundai launches Kona Electric in India, priced at ₹25.30 lakh

Hyundai will provide buyers with two chargers along with the car, a portable charger and an AC Wall Box Charger.

South Korean automaker Hyundai on Tuesday launched it’s first fully electric SUV — Kona Electric, in India. The vehicles priced at ₹25.30 lakh, promises a driving range of 452 km/charge.

“India is ushering into a new era with clean and connected mobility…Hyundai is leading the future mobility solutions globally and will bring in the most relevant technology in the clean mobility space in the Indian market," S.S. Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said.

He added that Kona electric has received worldwide recognition and will be the most conducive e-vehicle for the Indian market.

‘Kona’ Electric is named after the idyllic west-coast region of the Big Island of Hawaii. The region is famous among endurance triathletes and thrill-seeking travellers, and this energetic image is further reflected in the innovative and distinctive design of this eco-focused SUV, the company said in a statement.

Hyundai launches Kona Electric in India, priced at ₹25.30 lakh

Hyundai will provide buyers 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 to charge the vehicle. This charger can top up daily running of 50Km in less than 3 Hours. The AC Wall Box charger (7.2 kW) can top-up charge the vehicle within 1 hour for running 50km.

The Kona Electric on-board charger is capable of a 7.2 kW rate of charge for rapid recharging characteristics. An 80% charge can be achieved in 57 minutes with DC quick charger, using the CCS Type II charging port, while a 7.2 kW Level-II charger takes 6 hours and 10 minutes, the company said.

Hyundai said it is also working along with India Oil Corporation to develop charging infrastructure at select fuel Stations in four cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.

The vehicle will come with a warranty for three years and unlimited kilometres, along with a warranty for either years and up to 160,000 km for its high voltage battery. The Kona Electric is capable of achieving an acceleration of 0-100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds.

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