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Automotive Product Finder Magazine | Hyundai unveils Kona Electric, India’s first fully electric and long range SUV
Hyundai unveils Kona Electric, India’s first fully electric and long range SUV
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Hyundai Motor India, one of the largest exporters in India, has recently introduced Kona Electric, first fully electric SUV targeting long range of 452 km on every charge. With new advanced technology in eco & clean mobility and young dynamic design Kona Electric appeals to consumers for an eco-focused lifestyle.
SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, “India is ushering into a new era with clean and connected mobility. We are committed to government’s vision of shared, connected and clean 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. As we embark on the journey of India’s future mobility, the launch of India’s first fully electric SUV Kona in India will be a revolutionary and a definitive forward move to change the perspective towards electric cars altogether.”
The vehicle’s on-board charger is capable of a 7.2 kw rate of charge for rapid recharging. Kona Electric estimated range is 452 kms/charge (ARAI Certified). An 80 per cent charge can be achieved in 57 minutes with DC quick charger (zero to 80 per cent charge @ 50 kW), using the CCS Type II charging port, while a 7.2 kW Level-II charger takes 6 hours and 10 minutes. For charging convenience, the charging port is located in the front grille area for head-in parking ease whenever charging is needed.
Kona Electric offers differentiated driving modes (Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport) optimise torque distribution, tailoring Kona Electric to a variety of driving preferences. The audio/navigation display incorporates advanced infotainment features and the available floating 17.77cm seamless touchscreen infotainment includes standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ capability.
The Kona Electric powertrain has an 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.
Allianz Worldwide will provide support on the installation by conducting surveys to access the residence type, power connection & upgradation requirement, procedure to upgrade the power supply, consumables required for installation.
For providing fast charging facility, Hyundai is working along with IOCL to develop infrastructure at select fuel stations in 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 per cent of the battery capacity in less than an hour.
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