Hyundai has been one of the frontrunners in the electric mobility market in India, with its Kona EV and Ioniq 5 leading the way as two of the most practical electric vehicles in the country. Let’s delve into five compelling reasons why these electric cars from Hyundai stand out in the Indian context.
Range anxiety has been a significant concern for potential electric vehicle buyers, given the limited charging infrastructure. However, Hyundai addresses this issue with the Kona EV and Ioniq 5, offering class-leading ranges from their lithium-ion batteries. The Kona EV’s 39.2 kWh battery pack provides an impressive 452 km of range, while the Ioniq 5’s larger 72.6 kWh battery offers an even healthier range of 631 km under ideal conditions.
High Ground Clearance
In India, road conditions can be challenging, making high ground clearance an essential consideration for car buyers. Both the Kona EV and Ioniq 5 from Hyundai come with heightened stances and ample ground clearance, ensuring a comfortable and confident drive over potholes, uneven surfaces, and speed breakers.
Compatibility with DC Fast Charging Systems
Besides their long driving ranges, the Kona EV and Ioniq 5 boast high-quality, tech-rich battery packs that are compatible with fast charging systems. They can be charged using 50 kW DC fast chargers, making the charging process quick and efficient. With 50 kW DC fast chargers, these EVs take approximately 57 minutes to achieve a 10-80% charge. The Ioniq 5’s battery pack is also compatible with a 350 kW DC fast charger, providing a 10-80% charge in just 18 minutes.
Spacious and Comfortable
Hyundai’s electric vehicles prioritize passenger comfort, making them ideal choices for family-oriented or chauffeur-driven purposes. Both the Kona EV and Ioniq 5 offer ample space and comfort for front and rear seat occupants, with generous knee room, headroom, and shoulder room for five passengers. The Ioniq 5, with its Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), takes the experience to another level, providing a flat floor at both front and rear, creating more room for the middle passenger in the back.
Nationwide Sales and Service Network
Besides charging infrastructure, electric vehicles require reliable service support. Hyundai’s extensive sales and service network, with 1,350 sales outlets and 1,520 service stations across India, ensures that Kona EV and Ioniq 5 customers receive uncompromised after-sales and service support, giving them peace of mind in case of any issues or breakdowns.