India, Oct. 21 -- As a part of the central government's electric vehicle (EV) procurement programme run by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), the authority has reportedly placed initial orders for Hyundai's recently launched long-range SUV Kona electric.

Hyundai's Kona comes with a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and can go up to 400 Km on a single charge. The EVs, which were launched in July 2019, can also go at a top speed of 167 km/hr. The car was initially launched at a price of INR 25.3 Lakh, but after Hyundai cut down the cost by INR 1.58 Lakh, they are being sold at INR 23.71 Lakh.

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