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January 17, 2020

The Hyundai Kona is Now a Guinness World Record Holder

The Hyundai Kona has earned its place in the Guinness World Records by breaking the world record for the highest altitude climb done in a fully electric vehicle or EV.

Driven up Sawula Pass in Tibet, the Kona Electric climbed up to 5,731 meters, passing the previous record of 5,715.28 meters. The Kona Electric that achieved the Guinness Record is made in India—the first-ever all-electric SUV made there.

With this feat, the Kona Electric has proven itself as a truly reliable EV in extreme conditions. During the expedition, Kona Electric performed as a true SUV on harsh weather conditions like low temperatures, continuous snowfall, and icy terrain.

During the record-breaking run, it was charged through the convenient portable chargers. The car was charged overnight with the standard portable charger provided along with the vehicle. No performance issues were found while climbing the peaks. While descending from peaks, the smart power regeneration system in the vehicle complimented the driving range. 

The conquest personifies the Kona Electric’s powerful performance and assurance of its range and capability to outperform in any weather condition across extreme geographies and demographics.

In the Philippines, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. is selling the Kona Electric via indent order. It’s priced at P 2,388,000.


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