The Hyundai Kona electric will be in the Hall of Geneva, and promises almost 400 km of autonomy
By: Fedora Atjeh | Oktober 14, 2017
For the next Geneva Motor Show in March 2018, Hyundai prepares the purely electric version of its new small SUV, the Hyundai Kona. This variant had already confirmed the vice president of Hyundai last June, but now we know that will be on the Swiss date.
The Hyundai Kona electric promises an autonomy of about 390 kilometers and uses a propulsion system different from that of its brother the Hyundai Ioniq electric and also to a battery of greater capacity. This option will add to the current range of gasoline engines in the Kona range.
At the moment the Korean brand has not provided more details about this future electric SUV, but we know that in the coming years Hyundai has an ambitious plan that includes the launch of various electric or electrified models as well as fuel cell.
According to Hyundai, they are already working on eight new electric models in the near future, and one of the keys to their strategy is the development of a modular platform specifically dedicated to 100% electric models. Among these models, in addition to the Kona, it is expected a sedan of the brand Genesis that reaches an autonomy of about 500 kilometers.
Although hydrogen is also a clear objective of Hyundai, the truth is that those responsible for the company believe that, for the moment, the most viable solution is to bet on electric vehicles battery. At present, economies of scale for fuel cell models can not be achieved, nor can infrastructures exist to be successful at the sales level.