Hyundai crossover became the first electric car to conquer EverestDecember 17, 2019
The Hyundai Kona electric crossover had to overcome about 700 kilometers to get to the base camp.
The Indian-made Hyundai Kona electric crossover of the Indian assembly tried on the title of the first zero-emission car to conquer Everest. The final point of the route was the so-called northern base camp, which is located at an altitude of 5,150 meters above sea level. The phrase “Mission-Emission Impossible” became a slogan of an unusual race, indicating all the difficulties that a battery crossover had to deal with when setting a record. The experienced mountaineer Ajit Badzhaj took over the control of the crossover.
In 2006, he became the first Indian citizen who managed to conquer the North Pole and establish the flag of his country there.
To get to the base camp, Badjaj driving a Hyundai Kona drove about 700 kilometers. It is noted that on this path he was waiting for temperature differences reaching 12 degrees Celsius. Recall that three years ago Everest conquered another car: a Nissan GT-R sports car, driven by a resident of Singapore, reached the base camp.
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