Hyundai showcased the Kona EV for the first time in India at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Kona EV will be Hyundai’s first electric vehicle in India and will be brought in through the CKD route. However, the Korean carmaker has also announced that the Kona EV will later be produced locally in India to keep the costs in check which will make it a more feasible electric vehicle in their portfolio.
The Kona EV will be powered by a 39.2 kWh electric motor that will offer a range of up to 312 km on a single charge. Hyundai is likely to provide customers with a home charger with the car to charge the battery. The home charger will charge the batteries from zero to 80 percent in six to eight hours. Hyundai also plans to set up fast-charging stations at public places. The Hyundai Kona EV is expected to be priced at Rs. 30 lakhs.