On January 6, 2009, famous South Korean automaker, Hyundai unveiled its electric version of Hyundai i10 at the 10th Indian Auto Expo. The petrol version of the car, with internal combustion engine, was launched in
Khan, on this occasion, also reminisced how during his childhood days he used to visit his father's shop at Pragati Maidan.
"We are going to present to you certain innovations, technologies and other stuff that of course Hyundai is famous for all across the world and has brought to
. I was very nostalgic coming to Pragati Maidan, my childhood was spent here in Pragati Maidan, my father used to have a small shop there," said Khan, who is also the brand ambassador of Hyundai. India
The electric variant of the Hyundai i10 is powered by a 49KW electric motor that produces 67Kw power and a maximum torque of 21.4 kg. The car will be able to reach a speed of 0-100 Kmph within fifteen seconds. The car is equipped with a Lithium Polymer battery that will provide the car enough power to run up to 160 km on a single charge. The car has dual battery charging option and it takes five hours to fully charge the battery.
Arvind Saxena, Director of Marketing and Sales, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., told reporters that rising interest in electronic vehicles in
At the 10th Indian Auto Show, green technology had been given huge emphasis. Several companies are going to introduce electric cars and hybrid cars. Tata Motors, announced its plan to build an electric version of its popular Tata Indica Vista in collaboration with a Norwegian company. General Motors will also unveil its Spark mini electric car. GM and Reva Electric car of