MG ZS EV sold almost 5 times more than Hyundai Kona in Feb’20!

MG Motors had launched the ZS Electric Vehicle at an introductory price of Rs 20.88 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and has already received over 3,000 bookings to date. The bookings received by the Chinese automaker was nothing less than enthralling and has also given a hope that buyers are swiftly accepting EV models.

Hyundai Kona was the firstmover in the SUV EV space and the vehicle is currently priced at Rs 23.71 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hence; in terms of price Kona is almost Rs.3 Lakhs costlier than the MG’s offering. In terms of space and features too; ZS EV has an upperhand over the Kona.

Even though the supply of the ZS EV was affected due to the disruption in supply chain because of Corona behemoth; 158 units dispatch in the first month of launch is a positive sign. It was almost 5 times more than what Hyundai could dispatch the Kona EVs (32 units). We now just hope that Mass Market EVs are launched on priority to cater to increasing customer base that wants to opt for an Electric Vehicle – It’s a matter of time on who takes the lead.

25 units of Hyundai Kona EV shipped in June’19!

Hyundai is all set to launch its first Electric Vehicle for the Indian market – The Kona Electric SUV is slated to be launched on July 9th 2019. Around 25 units of the E-SUV were dispatched in June’19 so that the dealers are ready for the launch as well. Hyundai claims that Kona comes with fast-charging technology that allows the car to be charged fast enough like a mobile phone from a DC fast charger. Upon launch, the Hyundai Kona will also be the country’s first fully electric SUV and it will be manufactured locally. Kona should also benefit from the EV push from the policies announced from the Government. In yesterday’s budget the support for EVs announced was – reducing the GST to 5 per cent, exemption in customs duty on EV parts and specially the Income Tax deduction on the interest component paid for loans taken for purchasing EVs.

Hyundai Kona shall boasts of an impressive design with a closed-off front grille and twin headlight design. There are LED headlamps, LED DRLs and LED rear lamps. The electric SUV gets 17-inch alloy wheels as well. Features like 7-inch digital cluster, 8-inch touch screen, paddle shifter (regenerative braking control) and electronic gear shift button are available inside the cabin of Kona. Highlights of the KONA Electric include Highest Electric Driving Range, Convenience to charge anywhere, and an Automatic Transmission.