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    Hyundai Kona: The Complete Electric Car

    The smart EV has also broken the Guinness World Record for highest altitude reached by an electric vehicle. This mentality has made Hyundai one of the leading carmakers in the country.

    The Scenario:

    The automobile industry has witnessed drastic changes over the years, constantly changing to cater to consumers' buying behaviour. Today, consumers are starting to become conscious of our effects on the environment and are looking to decrease their carbon emissions. The Hyundai Kona was designed specifically to help consumers reduce their carbon emissions.

    The benefits of electric vehicles dramatically outweigh the benefits of gas powered vehicles. Governments across the globe have recognised the role of electric vehicles in reducing pollution and are looking to promote the production of electric vehicles.

    Metropolitan cities are considering creating "Zero-Emission Zones".


    The Problem and the Solution:

    The problem lies in the lack of confidence in electric vehicles. Gas fuelled vehicles have been around for decades, and consumers are reluctant to shift to electric vehicles. Consumers are wary of the high battery cost and the need to recharge frequently.

    However, as automotive technology advances, governments have subsidised or reduced taxes on electric vehicles, making them more affordable for consumers.

    The Kona is currently priced at around 23 lakhs* is justifiable as it has best in class features. It has a top speed of 154 kilometres per hour and can go from 0 to 100 in less than 10 seconds.

    One need not worry about frequent charging as the Kona Electric has a claimed mileage of 452 kilometres (Modified Indian Driving Cycle - MIDC) on a full charge. The Kona Electric can be charged with a 50 kW fast charging which powers the car up to 80 per cent in just an hour.

    You can also install a charger at home, which takes 6 hours and 10 minutes to charge the vehicle fully; you can leave it to charge overnight and be ready to use in the morning. A small portable charger is provided with the car, which can be plugged into any standard wall socket for a quick charge.

    The main advantage of an electric vehicle is its cost-effectiveness in the long run. Electric cars help the owner save a fortune on fuel costs and are cheaper to maintain. The Kona Electric is offered in two variants, Premium and Premium dual-tone, with no significant differences except the interior colour.

    Colours:

    Kona Electric is available in 5 different colours:

    Kona Facts & Trivia:

    • 1.    A CCS Type II charger can charge the Kona's battery up to 80% in just 57 minutes.
    • 2.    Kona Electric recently broke the Guinness World record for the highest altitude achieved in an electric vehicle. It reached an altitude of 5,731 metres at Sawula Pass in Tibet to break the previous record of 5,715.28 metres achieved by the NIO ES8.
    • 3.   If your Hyundai Kona EV runs out of charge, Hyundai will send a mobile charging point to your device.
    • 4.   The Kona EV offers 80% lower running costs than a petrol car.

    Features:

    The 5-seater Kona Electric has premium features for its price range. The features include voice recognition, wireless charger, dual-zone climate control, front seats, and seat warmer options.

    The electrically powered sunroof adds to the overall ambience of the interiors. The safety features are also exemplary with six airbags, ABS with EBD, blind spot detection, hill-assistance, disc brake for all four wheels and an emergency braking option. It is also equipped with a pedestrian warning system, as the Kona does not make much noise.

    The Kona Electric has four driving modes to suit the driver's needs, which includes Eco, Eco+, Comfort and Sport. Paddles are placed behind the steering wheel for easy toggling between the driving modes.

    Kona Electric does not have much competition because there are not many complete electric car options in India. If you are looking for a premium electric car that helps you decrease your carbon footprint, the Kona Electric is the car for you.

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