TN CM flags of KONA Electric car by Hyundai Motor
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday flagged off Hyundai Motor India Ltd's electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) KONA Electric at the state secretariat here.
In a statement issued here by the state government, Palaniswami also had a ride in the electric vehicle.
According to the release, Hyundai Motor India and the state government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 24.1.2019 whereby the company would invest Rs 7,000 crore for expansion and rolling out electric cars.
"It is a moment of pride to share that the KONA Electric - India's First Fully Electric SUV will be Made in Tamil Nadu from our State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Plant in Chennai," S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor was quoted a saying in a statement issued by the company.
He said the KONA Electric model has got 120 confirmed bookings within 15 days of its launch.