The KONA subcompact medium SUV electric vehicle (EV) was recently launched in Ghana.
The vehicle, which features a sporty and progressive design that combines a full electric zero emission drive, has its front bumper connected and unified with the body colour treatment of the wheel arch claddings.
It also spots a characteristic aerodynamic lip with low-lying corner fins for a road-hugging appearance while the body colour claddings and new rocker panels, on its sides are complemented by the dedicated 17-inch alloy wheel design.
Again, the car, which operates on electricity, will save Ghanaians about 50 per cent of money spent on purchasing fuel.
Deputy Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Ebenezer Appah-Sampong, in an interview after the launch, told newsmen government would endorse the use of e-mobility transport systems in Ghana.
He said that would help keep the environment from vehicular emissions produced from the use of fuel.
He continued that the Ministry of Transport and other stakeholders were looking at an e-mobility transport system.
“We are very excited about this,” he said, adding that the launch happened at a time when government was promoting the local production of vehicles by automobile companies which had been attracted to Ghana.
Ganesh Phadale, General Manager and Head of Hyundai Brand in Ghana, indicated that the company would engage government on how to regularize the use of electric cars in Ghana.
The new KONA is also equipped with the latest in-car connectivity and technology including Blue Drive upgrade, which allows owners to create personalized user profiles.