Hyundai Developing Affordable India-specific Electric Car With 200km Range
Pro Tip: An EV with a longer range (in other words, with a bigger battery) could be more expensive than a relatively larger EV with lower range.
Hyundai has started its EV campaign in India with the Kona Electric. It is a Rs 25.3 lakh electric car with a claimed ARAI range of 452km. After the Kona Electric, Hyundai has plans to offer EVs for masses -- electric cars that are relatively affordable.
The next EV from Hyundai in India will be a compact city car. The small electric car won’t be based on any existing Hyundai model, so the possibility of it being an electric version of either the Santro or Grand i10 is ruled out. Instead, the EV is being developed on a new India-specific electric car platform that will form the basis of multiple affordable EVs with different body styles, a source aware of the development tells V3cars.
Hyundai has been working on finding the best compromise between the small EV’s size, range and price. While it’s a given that the electric car will be a compact city car, Hyundai is developing it keeping in mind a claimed range of around 200km.