Hyundai’s first fully electric SUV- ‘KONA Electric’

Hyundai Motor India has launched KONA Electric, a fully electric SUV with a long range of about 452 Kms/Charge.

According to the company, KONA Electric employs refined aesthetics with organic geometric body forms and sporty contours. The on-board charger is capable of a 7.2 kW rate of charge for rapid recharging characteristics. Its estimated range is a segment-leading 452 kms/charge (ARAI Certified), meeting the varying needs of owner lifestyles.

An 80% charge can be achieved in 57 minutes with DC quick charger (zero to 80 % 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.

The car’s 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 floating infotainment display adds further to the occupants’ sense of interior openness and puts information front and center for the driver.

The car 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.

For providing Fast Charging facility, Hyundai is working along with IOCL to develop infrastructure at select Fuel Stations in select cities (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 select cities (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.

Source: Press Release


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