Hyundai Motor Corporation has showcased the India-bound Kona EV at the 2018 MOVE Summit in New Delhi. The all-electric model will launch in India in H1 2019.
Internationally, the Hyundai Kona EV is available with two powertrain options. The base variant is powered by an electric motor that offers a maximum power of 136 PS and a peak torque of 395 Nm. It gets its juice from a 39.2 kWh battery that provides a driving range of 345 km*. The Kona EV sports a 7.2 kW onboard charger through which the battery pack can be charged entirely with AC in 6 hours and 10 minutes. A 100 kW fast charger can replenish the battery to 80% of the total capacity in roughly 54 minutes.
The more expensive version of the Hyundai Kona EV boasts an electric motor that delivers a maximum power of 204 PS and a peak torque of 395 Nm. It draws its power from a 64 kWh battery pack that provides a claimed driving range of 546 km*. Akin to the base model, this version features a 7.2 kW onboard charger through which the battery pack takes 9 hours 35 minutes to get completely replenished. The 100 kW fast charger can be used for charging it to 80% in 75 minutes.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) will bring the Kona EV via CKD packs. The company's first all-electric model will be assembled at the Chennai plant. The company has set a monthly sales target of 50 units.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd will launch eight new products by 2020. Its new car blitz will commence with the introduction of the AH2 (2018 Hyundai Santro) in October this year. It will be followed by a Maruti Vitara Brezza-rivalling compact SUV that will be based on the Carlino concept showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The third new model will be the Kona EV.
*As per New European Driving Cycle (NEDC)