Hyundai intends to use its plant in India to produce a 100% electric version of the Creta, predicting that the model will go into series production in 2024.
An all electric version of Hyundai Crete should be available in the coming years. Indian news website then he discovered the information. According to the magazine, the manufacturer has already started the process of developing the 100% electric Creta, predicting that the model will start to be built in series in 2024, bringing it to the market in early 2025.
Previously, new electric crate it is expected to be available in India only, with a total production volume of around 20,000 to 25,000 units.
There is a good chance that the model will also be sold as a cheaper alternative electric car SUVs up to the Ioniq 5 and Kona, all launched as electric vehicles for the first time in the market.
Hyundai intends to use its plant in India to produce an electric version of the Hyundai Creta. As India is one of the most polluting nations in the world, the Indian government provides financial incentives to car manufacturers to build emission-free models.
According to the news, there will not be a platform adapted specifically for electric vehicles. The company will start with a chassis originally designed for combustion-powered vehicles and then modify it as needed. This reduces costs, but also has the potential to produce a less efficient electric vehicle due to the limitations imposed by the old platform.
Currently, there is a lack of information in the 100% electric Hyundai Creta technical sheet, which includes information on battery capacity and autonomy. According to reports, however, the price of the car may vary between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 30 lakh, which when converted directly comes to around Rs 96,000 and Rs 192,000 respectively.
Hyundai invested US$500 million to renovate the plant to fit the Creta as a 100% electric engine.
The electric version of the Hyundai Creta will be manufactured at Hyundai’s facility in Chennai. Other electric vehicles, based on the ICE platform, will also be built at the site, including a prototype that is currently being developed.
The Indian market appears to be of great strategic importance for Hyundai, as the national government has implemented a series of incentives that have encouraged the production of electric vehicles (EVs). For this reason, the company announced that it has to invest around 500 million dollars to adapt the domestic factory to make 100% electric Creta.
As a result, he will have to play a key role in Hyundai headquarters’ transition to electric vehicles. Apart from the Hyundai Creta, the company plans to have four other electric vehicles available for purchase in India by 2028.