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Old 9th July 2019, 12:30   #76
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Watch the LIVE launch here -

http://twitter.com/HyundaiIndia/stat...78255793524736

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on the live stream is says 0 to 100 in 9.7 seconds which is almost identical to Tucson. It is supposed to be 7.x seconds if I am not wrong. Any idea why?

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on the live stream is says 0 to 100 in 9.7 seconds. It is supposed to be 7.x seconds if I am not wrong. Any idea why?
9.7 seconds for 39.2 kWh variant. 7.6 seconds for 64 kWh variant. In India, they are launching low end variant (39.2 kWh).

ARAI range figures (452 KMs) is a joke. They should have just adopted EPA system (closer to real world range) or at least EU's WLTP rating system.
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Price Announced: 25,30,000 ex showroom.

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Valuable Points from the Launch Webcast:
1. First vehicle in India to come with 8 Years/1.6Lakh Kilometer warranty for the battery
2. Partnered with IOC to setup 4 Fast Charging Stations at their selected outlets In Delhi and other metros
3. 0-100Kmph under 9.6 Seconds
4. Range - 452 KMS (ARAI Certified)
5. Comes with 6 Airbags
6. Priced at 25 Lakh and 30 Thousand Rupees (Rs.25,30,000)
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9.7 seconds for 39.2 kWh variant. 7.6 seconds for 64 kWh variant. In India, they are launching low end variant (39.2 kWh).

ARAI range figures (452 KMs) is a joke. They should have just adopted EPA system (closer to real world range) or at least EU's WLTP rating system.
got it. I might sound a bit greedy, but I think Hyundai must have launched the 64 kWh variant here. When someone is spending close to 30 lakhs on a compact SUV, I am sure it would feel a lot better to have a longer range and faster acceleration on tap by spending a few more lakhs. For now I guess Kona is going to be bought by folks who prioritize novelty above everything else
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300km range is still alright for day to day use, but its too expensive, the on road price will be 30Lakhs here, that too for 39Kwh version. That is more than a Tuscon or Tiguan. They could have priced it a bit more aggressively.
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Old 9th July 2019, 12:56   #83
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Not specific to Kona, but who takes responsibility for disposing off or recycling old batteries? In developed countries electronic wastes are managed well, but I am not sure how is it here.
EV Batteries are replaced when their capacity reduces to less than 75% of its original capacity. For older Lithium Ion batteries, that used to be 800-1200 cycles and below is what Nissan did with their old batteries.
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/n...erdam-stadium/

The newer batteries are rated for more than 1500 cycles and with the average range of over 300 KM per charge, they are good for 3L+ KMs or 10-15 years. After its EV life, These batteries will still have more than 50% capacity and can be used for a wide variety of applications especially in rural India as a cheap power backup solution for another decade. Cheap backup battery recycled from EVs and affordable solar is going to revolutionize the power industry not just in rural India, but also the Urban homes. I plan to use my E2O battery as a backup for my Solar setup when its battery degrades.

The recycling part come only later and by then the technology would advance to a level where recycling would be achieved easily.

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300km range is still alright for day to day use, but its too expensive, the on road price will be 30Lakhs here, that too for 39Kwh version.
On road price will be almost same as ex-showroom price + insurance in few states like Karnataka, Maharasthra, UP, Andhra Pradesh as they waived off road tax on EVs. Tamilnadu reduced the road tax to 4% for EVs from 12%.

But I agree that its overpriced even though the pricing is inline with rest of the world. The main problem is Kona is a small car.

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While the Kona is absolutely worth the money being asked for - given the performance, excellent warranty packages, and the bells & whistles it comes with - India as an EV market is just not ready for it yet!

Why do you need an EV with 350-400 km range unless you want to do outstation drives? How many EV owners will venture outstation with an EV, despite all the tall claims made around the range? It is a huge mindset shift from driving out on the open highway with the reassurance of finding a gas bunk at every corner to the anxiety of running out of charge in the middle of nowhere! Our highway infrastructure is not ready for it yet. This can only be possible once fast charging points come up every 40-50 km on major highways, which will take at least a few years if not more, given the apathy of our policy makers. Till then, most of EV usage will be intra-city and for that, need of the hour is small cars with a 200-250 km range, in the price band of sub-10 lac. Anything else is just impractical and irrelevant for our market at this point.

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Hyundai Kona launched with the pricing as speculated ( Overpriced)

With the pricing announced, interesting to see the sales figures in coming months.

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My wait for a good EV continues. I have been waiting for past 4 years to buy an electric car in 10-20L range. Had very high hopes for Tigor with its 140KM range, but it turns out 140KM is just another ARAI joke and actual range is 100KM (even vehicle MID shows 100KM) which is not an upgrade for my E2O.
Kona is definitely out of budget.
Next wait is for eKUV, Wagon R EV and MG eZS. I do have very high hopes for MG eZS and really hoping they launch it below 20L price range considering the local assembly, 5% GST and import duty waivers.
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Now, isn't Hyundai lying about that range of 452 kms? How can a 39.2 kWh battery which delivers 289 kms in Europe deliver 452 kms in the Indian driving cycle?
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Hyundai (39.2 kWh) SUV all electric drive range 452 kms – ARAI certified.

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--There is no way the vehicle could travel 450KM in real world with a 39 KWh battery pack. If ARAI has indeed certified it with 450KM range, then it shows the gross incompetency of ARAI.
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So you get it now - Hyundai (39.2 kWh) SUV all electric drive range 452 kms – ARAI certified.

Can this ARAI rating be challenged?

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Now, isn't Hyundai lying about that range of 452 kms? How can a 39.2 kWh battery which delivers 289 kms in Europe deliver 452 kms in the Indian driving cycle?
More than Hyundai, it is the incompetency of ARAI that certified the range as 452KM. I am sure the vehicle MID will be showing ~300KM as the range when fully charged just like Tata Tigor EV which shows 100KM in its MID while the ARAI rated it for 140KM.
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