Sunday, 19 January 2020

Hyundai Kona Electric Sets New Guinness World Record

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV has achieved the Guinness world record in the category "highest height reached in an electric car". It was the first electric SUV to be driven at 5,731 meters to the Sawula Pass in Tibet. The previous maximum of 5,715.28 meters, which was achieved with the Nio ES80, was exceeded. The carmaker states that the Hyundai Kona Electric was charged for the entire duration
of the journey using the commercially available charger supplied. According to Hyundai, there were no performance problems when climbing the peaks, while the car's intelligent energy recovery system also proved useful when descending from the peaks.

Dr. Kona Electric said med. SS Kim and CEO of Hyundai Motor "Manufacturing Hyundai Kona Electric for the prestigious Guinness World Records feat is a very proud moment for everyone and a remarkable achievement for HMIL. Kona Electric has brought about an electric revolution by destroying various myths For electric vehicles, Kona Electric is a true expression of Hyundai's spirit of always being one step ahead of the curve. As part of Mission Emission Impossible, Kona Electric has proven itself in the toughest conditions in the world without compromising its performance. "
The company stated that this expedition was also a test to prove that the Hyundai Kona Electric works even in extreme and harsh conditions . The Hyundai Kona Electric is equipped with a 39.2 kWh battery that drives a 100 kW electric motor with an output of 131 hp and a maximum torque of 395 Nm. The electric SUV has a range of 452 km on a single charge. With a normal charger, the battery can be fully charged in seven to eight hours, while a quick charger charges the battery 80 percent in less than an hour.

The portable charger offered with the Kona Electric can be used with any 15 amp socket, while a quick charger must be purchased separately for a premium. Kona customers also have access to a 7.2 kW AC charger available from all Hyundai Kona Electric dealers.

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