The all-new Kona EV will be launched in the Indian market later this month. Since the Indian market is still very young when it comes to the Electric Vehicles and there are a lot of myths that are settled in the minds of the buyers. Hyundai has officially released a video of the upcoming Hyundai Kona EV clarifying a few things, which will help the customers to make a clear decision. Hyundai will reveal a series of videos, which will cover various parts of the Hyundai Kona EV, which will help in educating the customers properly. This is the first video in the series, which talks about the fast charging.
The first video shows that the Hyundai Kona can get charged as quick as a smartphone. However, there is a condition. To fast charge the vehicle as quick as a smartphone, it should be plugged to the fast charging system. The fast charging systems work at a very high power wattage, which helps the battery to quick charge as fast as a smartphone. Hyundai, however, has not officially revealed how much time with the car takes to charge completely using the fast charger.
The other videos in the series will talk about the powerful performance of the Kona EV, Convenient Charging, Long Battery Life, Low running cost, high safety standards, premium looks and features and long driving range.
Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Mr Puneet Anand, Senior GM & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said,
“Hyundai KONA Electric is The NEW NORMAL. We have always been a Brand with a Cause and Customer Centric organization striving to excel with Innovative Mobility Solutions by exploring newer avenues and possibilities. With KONA Electric, Hyundai will give a New Dimension to Indian Automobile IndustryEmbarking An Era of Cleaner, Greener and Sustainable Mobility. There have been numerous myths and ambiguities about electric vehicles and their ownership among Indian customers – the campaign ‘Do You Know?’ is an effort to dispel the myths and share the facts about EVs among customers.”
The Hyundai Kona is available in two variants in the international markets. However, the Indian market will get a single variant of the car, which has already been caught testing on the Indian roads. The exact specifications of the Indian version Kona are not known yet.
In the international markets, the Hyundai Kona EV gets powered by a 39.2 kWh battery pack that gets a range of about 300 km. The electric motor in the car can generate a maximum of 134 PS and peak torque fo 335 Nm. It can do 0-100 km/h in just 9.3 seconds. The is a more powerful version that gets a 64 kWh battery pack. It generates a maximum of 204 PS and peak torque of 395 Nm. With the regular charging option, it takes about 9 hours to charge the bigger battery while it takes only 54 mins using the fast charger to bring the battery level to 80% in the Kona EV.