Hyundai Motor India, the producer of India’s first long-range electric SUV– Kona Electric, has made it to the prestigious GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™. Hyundai Kona Electric is first fully Indian made electric SUV driven to an altitude of 5,731 meters to Sawula Pass in Tibet while comfortably breaking the previous record of 5,715.28 meters altitude by any electric car.
“Hyundai Kona Electric making to the prestigious Guinness World Records feat is a very proud moment for everyone and remarkable feat for Hyundai India. Kona Electric has brought electric revolution by demolishing various myths about electric vehicle and is a true expression of Hyundai’s spirit of staying ahead of the curve. Under the Emission Impossible Mission, Kona Electric has proved its mettle in the world’s toughest terrains without compromising its performance.”
The Hyundai Kona Electric is the First Long Range Green SUV that deliver an ARAI certified 452 km in a single charge enhancing Indian customer confidence towards electric mobility. It comes equipped with a convenient portable charger as well as an AC wall charger. Additionally in select cities, a Special Kona Electric fleet (Kona Electric to Kona Electric) fitted with power converter is providing emergency charging support to the customers. Furthermore all Hyundai Kona Electric dealerships are equipped with 7.2 kW AC charger to support customers for Kona Electric charging.
During the entire drive duration, the Kona Electric was charged through the convenient portable chargers. However the car was charged overnight with the standard portable charger provided along with the vehicle. No performance issues were found while climbing the peaks. While descending from peaks, the smart power regeneration system in the vehicle complimented the driving range.
The conquest personifies Kona EV’s powerful performance and assurance of its range and capability to outperform in any weather condition across extreme geographies and demographics. The Kona Electric comes with a 3-years and unlimited kilometers warranty, along with a warranty for 8 years and up to 160,000 km for its high voltage battery. It is priced at INR 27.6 lac for the premium single tone color version and INR 27.9 lac for the premium dual tone color version.
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