The rapid development in urbanization and the concentration of people in such areas have no doubt, made transportation a necessity. Meanwhile, the fossil fuels used in operating motor vehicles have led in increase production of harmful gases and consequently deteriorated the environment. The negative impacts on human health are viable. The best alternative would be to replace such engines with electric motors. A total modern and sophisticated in its looks, Hyundai Kona is a stylish and compact 5-door SUV. A unique and sophisticated outlook makes it an eye-catching automotive on the street.


Designed by Hyundai, KONA is a pure electric vehicle that guarantees no emission at all. This leads to the fact that you will not have to worry about environmental deterioration and your health while enjoying the comfortable drive in this vehicle. Likewise, Operated by a 39.2kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, the increased power density coped with the better performance and greater driving range making the ride no doubt a memorable one. 


To be more technical, KONA comes with a driving range of over 300km on a single charge. In normal conditions, 8 hours charge should be sufficient to raise the percentage to 80. If there is access to fast charging (rapid 100KW), 0-80% should be leveled up in around 30 minutes.  Comparatively, a gasoline engine with similar performance would have to fuel up nearly twice to run the same mileage. EPCU (Electric Power Control Unit) is highly advanced and is also regarded as the brain behind Kona Electric. It is equipped with a mechanism to control various electrical and electronic systems. Simply put, a regenerative braking effect mechanism allows the battery to regenerate power while decelerating is an excellent feature available.

Further exploring the driving comfort, it has very impressive acceleration. 0-100 km/h in just 9.7 sec is an enticing element The motors being permanent-magnet synchronous; the high voltage electric motor delivers an impressive 100KW (150KW with another variant) of power with a maximum torque of 395Nm for instant and impressive acceleration. As my driving experience, it gives the thrill of a jet engine with no noisy exhaust. 


The excellent cabin is another major attraction of Hyundai KONA. Well-equipped with every crucial thing needed by a driver at your fingertips make this vehicle is excellent. Stuff such as switching between drives, and shifting the vehicle to natural (Park) can be made with a simple press of the button on the center console. There is no need to worry about engaging the parking brakes like in traditional vehicles because KONA automatically locks the tires once the engine is off. Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with auto hold makes this possible.

Besides, a 5 seater vehicle with plenty of room for cargo and also comfortable space for head, shoulder, and leg makes drive a soothing one. Its cargo capacity is 332 liters and with the seat folded it increases up to 1114 liters. Therefore, space is not compromised at all.


5 stars is a safe rating. 6 airbags, electronic stability control, hill assist control, high-strength steel, rearview camera and reverse parking sensors should be enough to guarantee drivers’ safety.


To promote EVs (Electric Vehicles), the government has waved off taxes imposed on petroleum engines. This reduces the 250% people pay as tax to own a vehicle. Approximately, NRs 55,96,000 would be around 1.5 crores. Summing up, people using gasoline end up paying 1 crore in taxes. The 150kw variants of Kona with a driving range of 493km cost 65,96,000.