Hyundai Kona Electric has made to the Guinness world record for the electric vehicles.The made in India pure electric Hyundai SUV has driven it to an altitude of 5,731 metres at the Sawula Pass in Tibet, breaking the previous record attained by any electric car of driving it to an altitude of 5,715.28 metres.With this, the Kona Electric SUV has broken the world record by just over 15 metres and becomes the first electric car to drive to such high altitude.
During this drive to the Sawula Pass in Tibet, Hyundai Kona Electric, was charged via the portable battery chargers.With the standard portable chargers, the electric SUV was charged overnight.And also while descending from the peaks, smart energy regeneration system helped to enhance the driving range.The electronic stability programme on Kona helped in the overall suability of vehicle in all road conditions.Hyundai also claims that Kona handled extremely low temperature and continuous rainfall with ease.
Commenting on this remarkable achievement, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, “Hyundai KONA Electric making to the prestigious Guinness World Records feat is a very proud moment for everyone and remarkable feat for HMIL. 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.”
He also added, “The KONA Electric is a Tech Icon and the new normal as it is the First Long Range Green SUV with 452 Kms/Charge (ARAI Certified) enhancing Indian customer confidence towards Electric mobility. To avoid any range anxiety; customers will be provided with two chargers along with the car – A portable charger and an AC Wall Box Charger. Additionally, in select cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai) a Special KONA Electric fleet (KONA Electric to KONA Electric) fitted with power converter is providing emergency charging support to the customers. For customer convenience, all Hyundai KONA Electric selling dealerships are equipped with 7.2 kW AC Charger to support customers for KONA Electric Charging.”
Along with this, Mr. Rishi Nath, Adjudicator, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, congratulating Hyundai Motors India on this feat, said, “A new precedent has been set for the record as – Highest Altitude reached in an electric car. I would like to congratulate Hyundai Motor India for having achieved this and setting new benchmark in the annals of history.”
Hyundai Kona electric draws power from 39.2kWh lithium ion battery with a total range of 453 km.It also supports DC fast charging which juices up battery from 0-80% in around 57 minutes while the standard portable charger charges upto 100% in 6 hours and 10 minutes.
With the Kona Electric, Hyundai has ensured a complete peace of mind for the customers by offered warranty of 3 years and unlimited kilometres for the SUV and lithium ion battery warranty of 8 years and unto 1,60,000 kms.
Top Safety Features of Kona Electric includes Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Automatic Headlamps, All 4 Disc Brakes, ISOFIX child seat mounts, Hill Launch Assist, Vehicle Stability Management, Rear Parking Sensors and Camera with Adaptive Guidelines, electronic parking brake with auto hold while the top feature equipment list includes 17 inch alloy wheels, leather seats and steering wheel, front heated and ventilated seats, 10 way powered driver seat with lumbar support adjustment, 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with android auto, Apple Carplay, smart electric sunroof, smart key with push start stop button, fully automatic climate control system, auto dimming IRVM, wireless phone charger, cruise control among others
Hyundai Kona Electric is priced between Rs. 23.71 Lakhs and Rs. 23.90 Lakhs (Ex Showroom Price) and comes in Premium and Premium Dual tone trims.Hyundai Kona Electric will soon find a new rival in the form of MG ZS electric which is slated to be launched in India on January 23 and has already bagged in 2,300 bookings.
Also Read:Mahindra KUV100 EV Price Revealed
Also Read:MG ZS EV bags 2,300 Bookings