Hyundai Kona Electric Launches In Nepal

FEB 4 2019 BY MARK KANE 13

It’s must be cool to drive an EV in Nepal

Nepal is another place in the world where EV enthusiasts will be able to purchase the Hyundai Kona Electric. This time it seems that the 39.2 kWh battery version is marketed.

According to Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd, the authorized distributor of Hyundai for Nepal, the Kona Electric starts from Rs.51, 96,000 ($45,300). Apparently, the first two were delivered at the launch.

“It is the first fully-electric subcompact SUV that features a unique exterior design with closed grille and a dedicated center console in the interior for intuitive operation of the shift-by-wire module. KONA EV is an all purpose car with unique design and cutting-edge technology which makes it ideal for everybody. The introductory price for the car in Nepal is Rs.51, 96,000.The All-New KONAEV is the latest addition to the successful family. It has power of 135 PS that merges the strengths of SUV with the power of electric power trains. KONA EV drives the front wheels, powered by a 39.2-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. It has impressive electric driving range of over 300 kilometers (inclusive of regenerative braking effect) on a single charge.The main featuresof KONA EV includes Discrete Top-bottom LED DRLs and Headlamps, Concealed Front charge port, LED Rear Lamps, Electric Parking Break (EPB) with Autohold, Paddle Shifter, Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, Wireless Charger (Phone), 6 Airbags (Front & Side + Thorax & Pelvis, Hill Assist Control (HAC), etc.

KONA EV is a significant leap forward for Hyundai Motor as it intensifies its commitment to produce highly efficient and eco-friendly vehicles. Hyundai is future ready to deliver diverse eco-friendly cars for aspiring customers without compromising on driving dynamics looks and performance.”

Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd, the authorized distributor of Hyundai for Nepal has launched a new electric car KONA…

Posted by Hyundai Nepal on Friday, February 1, 2019

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Title says Hyundai Kone Electric. I thought new model, but seems to be typo.

Yup, title typo. Wish I still had my editor privileges heh 🙂 I’m sure one of the staff will take care of it soon.

This will clearly be a luxury car there. With per-capita GDP of ~$800, most Nepalis cannot see anywhere near that much money.

Nepalis need electric buses, auto-rikshaws, motorcycles and bicycles.

Nepal already has thousands of operating electric auto-rickshaws.

To bad it can´t tow…and no 4×4 option as well!?

Do they do a lot of towing in Nepal?

Lol. Land locked country that sits above the clouds. It’ll be a long way to tow that boat down to the water – at least the regen will be epic.

Actually, in such countries there’s a decent amount of towing done — but all for work, not pleasure.

The steep himalyan hills and chilly winters will be true test for the Konas and EVs in general

EVs have a significant advantage at high altitudes, that is they don’t lose power due to reduced oxygen content. Ever try taking a care to 10,000 feet plus? I can assure you they function very poorly!

Interesting that Nepal get Kona-Ev’s much earlier than much bigger markets (like Indonesia, Philippines …. )

Petrol is costlier in Nepal where as electricity is cheap due to lot of hydro-electric dams