The Hyundai Kona EV has been officially shown and this will be introduced in India in the near future. The new EV will get its global debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show which is slated for next month. The Kona EV comes in Short-range and Long-range Battery/Motor versions.
The short-range battery/motor gets an electric motor that dishes out 135 PS and 395 Nm. There is a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery which ensures 300 km in driving range. The 0-100 kmph mark is covered in around 9.3 seconds. The top speed of the car will be 167 kmph. If a standard AC charger is used, it will take 6 hours and 10 minutes to charge the battery. However, it will require only 54 minutes to charge the battery to 80% with the 100 kW DC fast charger.
14.8 kWh is the battery consumption rating for the basic model for every 100 km. The long-range battery/motor gets the electric mill that makes 204 PS and 395 Nm. This can touch 100 kilometres per hour in only 7.6 seconds while 167 kilometres per hour is the top speed. The full charge will take 9 hours and 40 minutes with the regular AC charger. However, only 54 minutes will be needed for getting the charge level of the battery to 80%. 15.2 kWh is the battery consumption rating for this motor for every 100 kilometres.
The Hyundai Kona EV measures 1, 570 mm and 4, 180 mm in terms of height and length, making it 15 mm longer and 20 mm taller as compared to the regular Hyundai Kona. The pure EV gets a compact design with lateral air curtains up front and the closed grille. There is the electronic parking brake which combines the shift-by-wire system with the car operation buttons and also a digital 7-inch instrument console. The Hyundai Kona EV will launch in 2019 as per reports and will be locally assembled here in India.