NEW DELHI: Automobile company Hyundai is planning to bring a new electric-car platform for the B and C segment by 2021, reports global automobile news website.
According to the source, “A new platform dedicated to electric vehicles is about two years away. It will probably focus on B and C-segment [small and medium-sized] cars.”
As per the reports, the platform will be similar to Volkswagen MEB platform which will underpin a hatchback and a crossover. Hyundai has already launched and showcased Kona Electric and e-Nitro in the UK. Company says that it will take at least six months for the demand satisfaction.
The company also showcased Kona electric during Move Summit in India, organised by Niti Ayog which is expected to launch this year in India.
As far as specification is concerned, the lower variant will come with 39.2 kWh battery pack with single electric motor churning out 134bhp and 394 Nm of torque with a range of 300 Km in a single charge. While the longer range version can go up to 415 Km on single charge powered by a 64KwH battery pack that churns out 201 bhp.
Talking about the price, Expected to price between the Rs 20-25 lakh mark (ex-showroom), the Hyundai Kona electric SUV will come with two different options of power and range.