Hyundai has announced two new services for Indian customers of its Kona electric SUV.
It has launched India’s first-ever vehicle-to-vehicle charging service.
Customers with cars low on charge can call upon this service to a remote location, and Hyundai will send an EV which can then be used for charging.
The Korean carmaker has partnered with Allianz Worldwide Partners to offer this service in major cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Mumbai. Allianz also offers portable chargers for roadside assistance to Kona owners.
The second service is an offer to install a fast-charging AC unit at homes of all Kona buyers.
The 7.2 kW AC unit charges the car in 6-8 hours compared to the 19-hour charge time of a standard AC outlet available in Indian homes. They will also offer customers a second fast-charging unit at a cost of Rs 80,000.
Kona is currently the only electric SUV available in India. While its price is much higher than most sedans, including the Honda City and Civic, Hyundai has billed its launch as a success. The company reported that it has so far received 302 bookings for Kona with 231 units delivered.
The Kona will soon have competition from China’s MG Motors, which recent announced the ZS electric SUV.
Reference- AutoCar India, Clean Technica, Hyundai PR