Hyundai Kona Electric Launched: Here is what you should know

The Hyundai on Tuesday launched the much awaited car Kona Electric in the India market.

The electric car will be available at an introductory price of Rs 25.30 lakh and the dual-tone option at Rs 25.50 lakh (both prices ex-showroom).

Kona Electric comes with an onboard charger which is capable of a 7.2 kW rate of charge for rapid recharging characteristics.

Kona Electric is estimated to offer a range of 452 km/charge (ARAI Certified).

According to the company 80% charge can be achieved in 57 minutes with DC quick charger (zero to 80 % charge at 50 kW), using the CCS Type II charging port, while a 7.2 kW Level-II charger takes 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Here are charging options that Hyundai Kona comes with

  • Wall box charger (7.2 kW) – 6 hours for full charge and 50 km in 1 Hour
  • Fast DC Charger – 80% in 57 minutes
  • Portable home charger (3 pin socket) – 50 Km in 3 Hours

The all new electric car offers differentiated driving modes (Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport) optimize torque distribution, tailoring Kona Electric to a variety of driving preferences and purposes.

It integrates 134hp permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor powered by a high-voltage 39.2 kWh advanced lithium-ion polymer battery.

The motor develops 394.9 Nm of torque distributed to the front wheels giving an acceleration of 0- 100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds.

The battery system has liquid-cooling technology and battery pack has high energy density.

Hyundai is working along with IOCL to develop infrastructure at select Fuel Stations in select cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.

Hyundai India has tied up with MapMyIndia, to display Kona Electric compatible EV Charging Stations in HMIL Website and in Mobile App.

The all new green car will ship with a 6.9-inch infotainment system that features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The Kona Electric would be available with a Warranty for three years and unlimited Kilometres, along with a Warranty for 8 years and upto 160,000 Kms for its High Voltage Battery.

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

S.S. Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited speaking on the launch 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.”

He added “The KONA Electric is the ‘The New Normal’ as it is the First Long Range Green SUV with 452 Kms/Charge (ARAI Certified) enhancing the customer confidence towards Electric mobility. KONA Electric has received worldwide recognition and will be the most conducive e-vehicle for the Indian market. The Electric SUV showcases strengths of its SUV model combined with advanced innovative technology of an electric powertrain.”