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Hyundai Motors India is planning to introduce electric vehicles in the country soon. The first electric car from the Korean brand will be the Kona electric. However, recent spy pics from IAB, show that Hyundai is also testing out its Ioniq electric in the country.
The pure electric variant of the Hyundai Ioniq was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. Hyundai has been testing both cars in the Indian market, with the Kona being the first of the two to be launched in India. The Hyundai Ioniq will be introduced later, depending on the market reaction towards the Kona electric.
The pure electric variant of the Hyundai Ioniq comes with a number of unique features, which help differentiate it from the hybrid variants. This includes a clean surface at the front, which replaces the front grilles and air dam.
Other differences are seen in the LED headlamps and rear combination lamps, which have a unique pattern. The pure electric Ioniq also comes with a distinctive alloy wheels design and copper-coloured character lines and accents below the bumpers and on the interiors.
In terms of power delivery, the Hyundai Ioniq uses a 28kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. These batteries are packed under the seats and provide a total range of 280km on a single charge. The batteries produce 88kW (120bhp) and 295Nm of torque, with a max speed of 165km/h.
The Hyundai Ioniq electric comes with a 6.6kW onboard charger, which can be used to charge the batteries from 0 to 100 per cent in just above four hours. There is also a 100kW quick charger, which takes just 23 minutes to charge the batteries up to 80 per cent.
Thoughts On The Hyundai Ioniq Electric Vehicle In India
Hyundai is working towards introducing electric vehicles in the country. Their first EV will be the Kona electric which is expected to launch in India later this year. The Hyundai Ioniq is currently being tested to understand the EV market in the country. The Korean brand has also announced its plans to make India a production hub for future entry-level EVs.