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Why Hyundai Kona EV Is Loved By Government Officials

Energy Efficiency Services Limited or EESL has started commissioning the Hyundai Kona EV for government officials. Earlier, government officials used the Tata Tigor EV or the Mahindra e-Verito.

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Even NTPC chairman and managing director, Shri Gurdeep Singh and Power and new and renewable energy minister Shri Raj Kumar Singh have ditched the Tigor EV and e-Verito for the Hyundai Kona EV. Moreover, top officials from NITI Aayog are also thinking of switching to the Hyundai Kona.

Why the Government prefers the Hyundai Kona?

  • The reason cited for this switch are various “functional issues” with the e-Verito and the Tigor EV. The government officials prefer the Kona SUV because of its battery pack size which is three times that of the other EVs.
  • The Mahindra e-Verito suffers from poor performance and low mileage. The Tigor EV has serious AC cooling, acceleration and battery charging issues.
  • The operating cost of the Hyundai Kona EV comes to just 40 paisa/km, an official commented.

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Hyundai Kona | Highlights

  • The Hyundai Kona electric uses a 134hp permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor powered by a high-voltage 39.2 kWh high-density, liquid-cooled lithium-ion polymer battery.
  • The electric motor produces 394.9 Nm of torque sent to the front wheels with an acceleration of 0- 100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds.
  • Furthermore, Hyundai Electric offers great service support to its Kona customers. All Hyundai Electric centres are equipped with a 7.2 kW fast AC charger.
  • Besides, Hyundai Electric has also introduced a dedicated Kona Electric fleet equipped with a power converter that will provide emergency charging support to its Koma customers. This service is only available in select cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
  • Hyundai Electric is working alongside IOCL (Indian oil corporation limited) to develop an electric infrastructure at IOCL owned petrol pumps in metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
  • For this, Hyundai is planning to invest in the equipment and installation of a single-port combined charging system (fast chargers). These CCS chargers can deliver 80% charge to the car battery in less than an hour.
Shirishti Panwar
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