Here's a Hyundai Kona Electric that shows off its handling capabilities in a moose test video. Check out the details here.
Hyundai’s first electric vehicle for India, the Kona Electric was launched in India later this year. In fact, it’s not only Hyundai’s first EV for India but also the country’s first electric car to get a long driving range for the Indian space. Here’s a video from Km77 that shows us how the Hyundai Kona Electric performs at a different speed in a moose test. Watch it here.
What’s the Moose Test?
For those who have no idea what a moose test is, it is kind of popular performance test sourced from Sweden in the 1970s to determine the handling capabilities of a vehicle over the obstacles at high speeds. The moose test is implemented to check how well the car tackle the quick directional changes when there’s an obstacle suddenly appears, like a Moose.
How Does Kia Kona Electric Perform In A Moose Test?
While it’s partially because of the driver’s skills that affect the test result, one can’t deny that the Kia Kona Electric has performed pretty well in handling the obstacles on the go. The entry speed of the Kona EV is at 77 kmph and it didn’t do well at the speed. The electric SUV showed a bit of understeer initially and the front wheels seem to lose out the grip so it hit the cones some time. They're also a lot of interference from the electronic which didn’t even make things better.
At the second round of test, the EV got an entry speed of 74 kmph and the attempt was successful this time. The SUV managed to avoid touching the cones skillfully that proved this speed is safer for the Kona Electric to do such manoeuvres.
Like any other Hyundai cars, the Kona Electric is a well-loaded vehicle which features a floating-type 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, ventilated seats, wireless charging, a HUD among others. The Kona Electric is powered by a 39.2 kWh battery that powers an electric motor generating 131 BHP and 395 Nm of peak torque.