Hyundai Kona EV was launched in the Indian market last year. It is Hyundai’s first ever electric vehicle for India and is also India’s first electric car to have a long driving range. The Hyundai Kona EV is priced a bit bit expensively at Rs 23.7 lakh ex-showroom. It competes with cars like MG eZS SUV and the Tata Nexon EV that were launched later. Here we have a video where the Hyundai Kona EV can be seen performing in the moose test to know how the car performs under different speeds.
The video has been uploaded by km77.com on their youtube channel. The video is meant to know how the car would perform if it is suddenly swerved away from an obstacle at a particular speed on a highway. The test is called moose test and is aimed at checking the stability of a vehicle. This sudden left and right swerving is an action that would be done by the driver in case an animal comes in front of the car.
Here in this video the same test is conducted on the Hyundai Kona EV. Several rounds of moose test is done before getting into a conclusion. The First round is conducted at a constant speed of 77 kmph and the results are not looking good at that speed. Hyundai Kona had hit the cones placed and there was a little bit of understeer and the front wheels had lost the grip. The driver had corrected the steering to avoid the understeer and drove on the same lane to avoid hitting on more cones. The test also shows that there was a lot of interference from the electronic as well which did not make things any better.
Then they conduct second round of test with a lower speed than the first one. The speed of the car in this round was 74 kmph and the attempt was successful. The car had come out without hitting any of the cones. According to the video 74 kmph is safe spot for the Kona EV to do such maneuvers and anything above that will make handling the car a bit harder.
The Kona, like any other Hyundai vehicle is feature loaded car. It gets floating-type 8-inch infotainment system that support smartphone connectivity, wireless charging, ventilated seats, heads-up display and so on. It is powered by a 39.2 kWh battery that Kona a maximum range of 452 km on a full charge. It is powered by a electric motor that generates 131 bhp and 395 Nm of peak torque.