AM Hyundai launches India’s first fully electric SUV ‘KONA Electric’

Officials of AM Hyundai Jammu and other guests on the launch of ‘KONA Electric’. — Excelsior/Rakesh
Officials of AM Hyundai Jammu and other guests on the launch of ‘KONA Electric’. — Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 2: AM Hyundai Jammu today launched India’s first fully electric SUV, KONA Electric.
‘KONA’ Electric is named after the idyllic west-coast region of the Big Island of Hawaii. KONA Electric’s exterior styling features, voluminous, aggressive body styling, complemented by wide stance for great looks and confident handling in a variety of urban and adventure-oriented driving environments makes it unique.
Commenting on the launch of KONA Electric, Chairman AM Hyundai, Jatinder Gupta said, “India is ushering into a new era with clean and connected mobility. As we embark on the journey of India’s future mobility, 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 new normal as it is the first long range green SUV with 452kms/ charge (ARAI certified) enhancing the customer confidence towards electric mobility. The electric SUV showcases strengths of its SUV model combined with advanced innovative technology of an electric power train.” he added.
Speaking at the launch, Managing Director, AM Group, Sanjay Mahajan requested the J&K Government to charge zero registration fees as most of the states like Punjab, Himachal, Haryana, Orissa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh are charging zero registration fees on full electric cars.
“Moreover, Government of India and governments all over the world are looking to phase out full driven vehicles and replace them with greener and cleaner electric vehicles,” he said, adding, that few states like Delhi and Chandigarh are also giving subsidy of Rs 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh on such electric cars.
IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh was the guest of honour while Director AM Group Ankur Mahajan, Akshay Mahajan and Aryan Mahajan were also present at the launch function.
KONA Electric employs refined aesthetics with organic geometric body forms and sporty contours for a modern, eco-oriented appearance. Its design is reinforced by the car’s voluminous, futuristic body styling that emphasizes its well-proportioned, dynamic silhouette.
In keeping with its modern design demeanour, a number of extroverted color variations allow buyers to further express themselves by choosing colors such as Phantom Black, Polar White, Marina Blue, Typhoon Silver and Polar white with Phantom Black Roof.