Hyundai Motors has set a new record and shown how electrification will be leading the new auto-generation. Hyundai had tested three KONA Electric vehicles in Lausitzring Germany. The challenge was done inorder to prove its leadership in electrified mobility.
These three EVs were tested for three days at the circuit where each of it travelled 1,018.7 km, 1,024.1 km and 1,026 km on a single charge. All these test were done on unmodified vehicle factory spec models. The main purpose of this test was to get maximum mileage, each vehicle’s air conditioning and entertainment systems remained off, with only daytime running lights switched on to comply with the legal requirements for road traffic.
During this 3 days of testing 36 drivers were included to record an average speed of 30 km/h saw each distance represent a record as per the capacity of the 64 kWh battery pack which powers the Kona EV. These Evs were fitted with standard low rolling resistance Nexen N Fera SU1 tyres of size 215/55R17. The power consumption figures of 6.28, 6.25, and 6.24 kWh per 100 km stood below the average of 14.7 kWh per 100 km as is determined by the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).
“This mission has proven that our Kona electric offers outstanding electric performance, efficiency and battery range,” says Michael Cole, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Europe. With this record range, Hyundai aims to demonstrate its leadership in electrified mobility space. “Customers driving the Kona electric or other Hyundai EVs can expect to drive long distances without recharging or feeling range anxiety,” says Jurgen Keller, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH.
Check the testing video of these EV: