Hyundai’s Kona is considered one of the best long range e-SUVs in the world and can cover 452 km in one single charge.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second-largest vehicle manufacturer, has launched Kona SUV in India, its electric sport utility vehicle. The South Korean manufacturer has become the first one in the country to introduce a long-range battery electric vehicle (BEV) in the SUV segment.
Hyundai’s Kona is considered one of the best long-range e-SUVs in the world and can cover 452 km in one single charge.
The electric sport utility vehicle will be sold by 14 dealers of Hyundai in 11 cities. The company is also collaborating with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) in four cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru, for setting up changing stations with fast chargers in select fuel stations.
Seon Seob Kim, Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai India, said, “I understand that there may not be much demand for vehicles under this segment right now. We are trying to change the attitude and create a belief in Indian people about the potential of electric vehicles. We will probably take it from here and plan to cater to other segments as well.”
“The Kona Electric is the ‘The New Normal’ as it is the first long-range green SUV with a capacity of 452 kms in one charge, enhancing the customer confidence in electric mobility. Kona electric has received worldwide recognition and will be the most conducive e-vehicle for the Indian market,” Kim added.