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Old 9th March 2020, 16:24   #166
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Congratulations on your new Kona! Is it a black car? I saw a black Kona recently at the Shankarseth Road showroom. As for the charging, have you applied for a new connection at MSEDCL? Apparently they do have a separate tariff for EV charging station and it does require a new connection. You should also ask for a Time of Day meter to get benefits of off peak hour charging rates.(around ₹1.5/unit discount)
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Hey - Thanks. Yes, that black kona was indeed mine. They moved the vehicle from Shankar Sheth road to Aundh at my suggestion and I took the delivery from their Aundh Showroom on Saturday. And black seems to look majestically different & beautiful than the White.

Thanks for the heads-up about the MSEB's reduced tarrifs for EV Charging. For now, I have done the wiring in my parking lot using my existing meter. I'll check with them and apply for a new meter under this new plan.

I knew that there was some such scheme but I thought it was still being discussed over. Didn't realize that it's already out and available for consumers. Hopefully, the process to get one, won't be so difficult.

Will keep you (all) updated.

Thanks again for this good news.!!
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Drag race between Kona and Seltos.

There is no replacement for higher torque as is visible from this comparison.

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Drag race between Kona and Seltos.

There is no replacement for higher torque as is visible from this comparison.
100% Agreed. Kona flies off like a jet compared to Seltos. Man! I wish I would get a pre-owned Kona at price of Seltos.
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There is no replacement for higher torque as is visible from this comparison.
Also, in case of electric motor, entire torque is generatated at 0+ RPM.

Kona electric vs Seltos 1.4 turbo petrol was going to be a no brainer
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Default Hyundai offers up to 5 years / 50,000 km warranty on Kona EV

Hyundai Kona Electric customers now get variable warranty options as part of the Wonder Warranty scheme.

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Customers can choose from 3 years / unlimited km, 4 years / 60,000 km and 5 years / 50,000 km warranty. Irrespective of which warranty option they choose, the 8 years / 1,60,000 km warranty on the battery remains applicable.

The Kona Electric comes with a 39.2 kWh battery that powers an electric motor that has an output of 134 BHP and 395 Nm of torque. It has four driving modes - Eco, Eco+, Comfort and Sport and comes with paddle shifters for adjusting regenerative braking. The claimed 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 9.7 seconds.

The car has an ARAI certified range of 452 km on a single charge. The carmaker claims that the battery can be recharged to 100% in 6 hours and 10 minutes using an AC charger. It takes 57 minutes to recharge the battery to 80% of its capacity using a DC charger.

Hyundai has now installed AC 7.2 kW chargers at more than 50 dealerships across 30 cities in India. The first 'Vehicle to Vehicle' (V2V) charging facility has been implemented in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore. During emergencies, customers are provided portable chargers through roadside assistance in Delhi and Bangalore.

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Hey - Thanks. Yes, that black kona was indeed mine. They moved the vehicle from Shankar Sheth road to Aundh at my suggestion and I took the delivery from their Aundh Showroom on Saturday. And black seems to look majestically different & beautiful than the White.
Please share how was the drive, also share if you have done the Pune Mumbai trip and charging infra details. A detailed ownership review is much better if you have time. Thanks

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Any Kona owners here who will be renewing insurance this month? My renewal is due end of the month. So wanted to know if i should renew the insurance through Hyundai or check with a 3rd party directly.
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Hyundai Kona EV clocks record range of 1,205 km on single charge.

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Over the course of a three-day range mission, the pure electric subcompact SUVs each travelled 1,018.7, 1,024.1 and 1,026.0 km, exceeding the goal of 1,000 km on a single battery charge.
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Each distance also represents a record in terms of 64 kWh battery capacity, as the power consumption figures of 6.28, 6.25 and 6.24 kWh per 100 km were well below the standard value of 14.7 kWh per 100 km determined by the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).
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Hyundai Kona facelift teased, looks sportier than current one

https://www.cardekho.com/india-car-n...ased-26003.htm
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Concluded an epic drive of 835.4 km in my Kona Electric. There are no words to explain this adventure, stats below would most certainly summarize it ! .

1st leg: Bengaluru to Hubli - 415.2 km
Consumption: 11.9 km/kWh
Range left: 33 km
Drive time: 08:08 h

Recharged car at the place where i stayed, using nothing but a level 1 charger (2.2 kW). Charging time: 17:45 h

2nd leg: Return trip, back to Bengaluru - 420.2 km
Consumption: 11.0 km/kWh
Range left: 8 km (went into turtle mode, just few km from my home)
Drive time: 08:36 h

No preset regen used. Cruised @ 70 km/h. Drive mode was Eco and AC was ON throughout the trip set to 23 c.

Savings ?

0.28 metric tons of CO2e (as per EPA standards)
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Hyundai Kona facelift teased, looks sportier than current one

https://www.cardekho.com/india-car-n...ased-26003.htm
It's not the EV version though. Check the grille - it's open, as is meant for the Combustion Engine type for air flow. EV's have a closed grille.

Read another article on some site from news.google.com that said Kona EV would follow soon, after Combustion Engine is finished unveiling.
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Concluded an epic drive of 835.4 km in my Kona Electric.
I'm one of those contemplating to buy EV for my next car as against ICE. But with a driving range and less number of charging stations am still contemplating.

But with your experience, my confidence is improving on EV range.

Hope the recent news of all fuel refilling stations getting a charging point is rolled out in another year or two.

Thanks for sharing.
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No preset regen used. Cruised @ 70 km/h.
This.

This right here is the single biggest detriment to EVs being used for intercity travel. You just can’t drive normally, there is simply too many compromises involved.

400km in 8+ hours on modern highways is just too much. We are talking of speed limits being raised from 100 to 120kmph, and now vehicle limitations are keeping us at 70.

Something like the Kona is PERFECT for regular daily use, but I’ll stick to by diesel SUV for travelling out of town. We need EVs that assure a real world range of at least 500km before I’ll consider them for outstation trips.

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Concluded an epic drive of 835.4 km in my Kona Electric. There are no words to explain this adventure, stats below would most certainly summarize it ! .

1st leg: Bengaluru to Hubli - 415.2 km
Consumption: 11.9 km/kWh
Range left: 33 km
Drive time: 08:08 h

Recharged car at the place where i stayed, using nothing but a level 1 charger (2.2 kW). Charging time: 17:45 h

2nd leg: Return trip, back to Bengaluru - 420.2 km
Consumption: 11.0 km/kWh
Range left: 8 km (went into turtle mode, just few km from my home)
Drive time: 08:36 h

No preset regen used. Cruised @ 70 km/h. Drive mode was Eco and AC was ON throughout the trip set to 23 c.

Savings ?

0.28 metric tons of CO2e (as per EPA standards)
Amazing statistics. Thank you for sharing and instilling confidence in folks. Thank You.

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I'm one of those contemplating to buy EV for my next car as against ICE. But with a driving range and less number of charging stations am still contemplating.

But with your experience, my confidence is improving on EV range.

Hope the recent news of all fuel refilling stations getting a charging point is rolled out in another year or two.

Thanks for sharing.
If this is city driving you are talking about, I think you can very safely take one. Because no matter how much you may drive, end of the day you will come back home and you can charge it overnight and be ready for next day. Also, even if we say a poor mileage of 250 kms within city, wouldnít that suffice your daily runs (although it wouldnít be this bad in terms of mileage).

So yeah, overall a great purchase. Yes, our infrastructure isnít present for long distance drives but I believe the government is taking steps to resolve this. Iíd say you wonít regret this decision. I have a Volvo that I keep for long distance drives, say Pune - Mumbai or Pune - Aurangabad. You may think something along these lines as well.

But Iíll certainly encourage you and everyone to go EV and Kona is a very very beautiful vehicle.

One other thought that just occurred to me - kona is coming up with redesigned and face lifted model. You may want to check that out also before your purchase.

All the best and let us know what you plan to do.
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Amazing statistics. Thank you for sharing and instilling confidence in folks. Thank You.

If this is city driving you are talking about
Mostly city driving and once in a month long-drive for around 550KMs in one direction. If the high-way chargers are available once every 100KMs, then any EV should suffice I guess.
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