Hyundai Motor Company has started testing an electric version of the Kona and a camouflaged test mule has been spied testing. The spied images suggest that the electric version of Kona will get new design elements like front grille are missing.The electric version of the Kona is expected to deliver 390km range on a single charge that is more than the Hyundai Ioniq which runs 174 miles( 280km). It is expected that the company might launch the electric version of Kona by 2018. Earlier this month, Hyundai revealed its plans to soon introduce three plugs in hybrids and a long range electric vehicle with a range of 311 miles( 500km) in a single charge. The company will bring these vehicles after 2021. The manufacturer will introduce three plug-in hybrids globally by 2020 and is planning to introduce 31 Eco-Friendly vehicles with Kia motors.
In addition, Hyundai also showcased its Tucson fuel cell concept, which has a driving range of more than 800kms under European standards. The fuel cell concept Tucson will be introduced in Korea next year and will also be launched in European markets.
Also going by Indian Government plans to make the Indian MV market entirely electric by 2030, Hyundai Motor India is focusing to implement electrification on lower segment products like Grand i10 and Elite i20. As these two models are mass market and the electric variants will surely get a better response from the customers. Internationally, the company has a fleet of electric vehicles with much better technology, however, for the Indian market, they will bring the lower technology vehicles.