Hyundai Creta might soon have an EV version. Creta is the top-performing SUV in our market. Its sustained success can be attributed to a multitude of factors. These encompass cutting-edge technological features, convenient amenities, a range of powertrain options, eye-catching and robust aesthetics, and much more. Looking ahead, the future promises the introduction of an electric version, which could prove to be immensely lucrative for the Korean giant. That will ensure Hyundai’s entry into the mass market EV space. Here are the details.
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Hyundai Creta EV
Kona Electric has been the first EV from Hyundai in India. However, the competition has become mega-stiff since then. Carmakers like Tata Motors and Mahindra have introduced relatively low-cost alternatives in the form of Nexon EV, Tigor EV, Tiago EV and XUV400. To tackle that, the Korean auto giant will transform its most successful SUV into an EV. Converting the existing successful cars into EVs is a common practice most car marques follow. This allows them to leverage the popularity of the existing model and save a lot of money which would’ve been the case had the EV been designed from scratch.
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Hyundai Creta EV will most likely use the electric powertrain of the Kona electric. It comes with a 39.2 kWh Lithium-ion polymer battery which powers a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM). This outputs a decent 136 PS and 395 Nm of peak power and torque. Using an AC home charger, it could juice up from 0 to 100% in around 6 hours 10 minutes. With a 50 kW DC fast charger, the EV could be juiced up from 0 to 80% in just 57 minutes. As per ARAI, the SUV has a range of 452 km on a single charge. The Creta EV will make its debut sometime next year.
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What We Think
We know that electrification is the way forward. All global legacy and new carmakers have announced ambitious plans to go carbon-neutral in the coming decade. While there are many hurdles along the way, electric mobility seems to be the only feasible option at the moment. Therefore, Hyundai has been at the forefront of this development with its global EVs like the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6. To cater to the mass market, converting the existing cars into electric cars seems to be prudent. Let us wait and see what the future holds.