Korean auto giant Hyundai earlier this year launched its first electric vehicle for the Indian market “Kona Electric” and is currently priced at ₹23.71 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The Korean auto giant has already received over 302 bookings for the electric SUV and has already delivered 231 of them since its launch.
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Kona comes with an AC 7.2kW fast chargers at all its 15 dealerships that retail the EV, across 11 cities. The 7.2kW charger reduces charging times to 6-8hr, as compared to the 19hr charge time on a standard 15A wall socket.
In a desperate step to boost its sales on the Kona, Hyundai has also introduced an all-new, first in its segment Vehicle to Vehicle or V2V charging facility. which provides the Hyundai EV owners with the option of charging their Kona electric anywhere and anytime.
Under this process, Hyundai will send a pre-charged vehicle to the designated location of the Kona owner which will enable the owner to skip the hassle of visiting the charging station to charge the Hyundai Kona.
The Korean carmaker will also supply all Kona Electric customers with a free fast charger for their residence, with a possibility of adding another unit at a second location for an additional Rs 80,000.
Hyundai seems to offer this service via its partnership with Allianz Worldwide Partners in select cities which includes Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru. whereas portable chargers will also be available in Delhi and Bengaluru via roadside assistance from Allianz Truck.0