In April, reports citing internal sources suggested that the bike was soon equipped with multiple official accessories. And now Jawa has officially listed them on the website, along with a few additions. The accessories include crash guards, bar-end mirrors, and a ‘Hammerhead’ extension allowing multiple grab rail options. However, the ‘Hammerhead’ is a prerequisite for all grab rail attachments except for the classic choice. The accessories line’s additions include half-faced helmets, a riding jacket co-designed with Rynox, riding gloves, and multiple T-shirt options. In addition, the company has suggested that the apparel mentioned can only be bought at its dealerships.
The Hyundai Kona electric has been launched in India at an introductory price of Rs 25.30 lakh and the dual-tone option at Rs 25.50 lakh (both prices ex-showroom). The Kona stands without immediate competition in the current climate, allowing Hyundai to strengthen its foundation and set a benchmark for India’s upcoming electric vehicles. The Kona Electric onboard charger can have a 7.2 kW charge rate for rapid recharging characteristics. Kona Electric is estimated to return a range of 452 km/charge (ARAI Certified). An 80% charge can be achieved in 57 minutes with DC quick charger (zero to 80 % charge at 50 kW) using the CCS Type II charging port, while a 7.2 kW Level-II charger takes 6 hours and 10 minutes.
Kona Electric offers differentiated driving modes (Eco+, Eco, Comfort, and Sport) to optimize torque distribution, tailoring Kona Electric to various driving preferences and purposes. There is a greater emphasis on acceleration in Sport mode. In contrast, Eco+ and Eco modes progressively prioritize range over performance with more conservative power delivery and deliver maximum Electric Range by brake regeneration.
The powertrain employs a 134hp permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor powered by a high-voltage 39.2 kWh advanced lithium-ion polymer battery. The engine develops 394.9 Nm of torque distributed to the front wheels giving an acceleration of 0- 100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds. The battery system has liquid-cooling technology, and the battery pack has a high energy density. Hyundai is working with IOCL to develop infrastructure at select Fuel Stations in chosen cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai). HMIL will invest in these Fast Chargers’ equipment and installation (CCS Type – Single Port). These chargers can charge 80% of the battery capacity in less than an hour.
Commenting at the launch of Hyundai KONA Electric, Mr. S.S. Kim, MD and CEO of Hyundai Motor India Limited, said, “India is ushering into a new era with Clean and Connected Mobility. We are committed to the Government’s vision of ‘Shared,’ ‘Connected,’ and ‘Clean’ Mobility. Hyundai is leading the future mobility solutions globally and will bring in the most relevant technology in the clean mobility space in the Indian market. As we embark on the journey of India’s future mobility, the launch of India’s First Fully Electric SUV, KONA, in India will be a revolutionary and a definitive forward move to change the perspective towards electric cars altogether.”
“The KONA Electric is the ‘The New Normal’ as it is the First Long Range Green SUV with 452 Kms/Charge (ARAI Certified), enhancing the customer confidence towards Electric mobility. KONA Electric has received worldwide recognition and will be the most conducive e-vehicle for the Indian market. The Electric SUV showcases the strengths of its SUV model combined with the advanced innovative technology of an electric powertrain.” he added.
All Hyundai Electric Selling dealerships have a 7.2 kW AC Charger to support Kona Electric Charging customers. Additionally, in select cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai), a Special Kona Electric fleet (Kona Electric to Kona Electric) fitted with a support to the customers. For the convenience of customers, HMIL has tied up with MapMyIndia, to display Kona Electric-compatible EV Charging Stations on HMIL’s Website and Mobile Apps.
The car has a 6.9-inch infotainment system withand Apple CarPlay. Kona Electric offers a digital cluster with supervision, a power driver’s seat, leather ventilated seats (Front), automatic air conditioning, and a Smart key with push-button start. The Kona Electric would be available with a Warranty for three years and unlimited Kilometres, along with a Warranty for eight years and up to 160,000 Km for its High Voltage Battery.
The Customers will be provided with two Chargers and a car – A portable charger and an AC Wall Box Charger. The Portable charger can be plugged into any standard 3 Pin 15 Amp socket and charged to the vehicle. This charger can top up a daily running of 50Kms in less than 3 Hours, whereas the AC Wall Box charger (7.2 kW) can top-up charge the vehicle within 1 hour for running 50Kms.