It took slightly longer than originally planned but consumers are now finally able to rent the Hyundai Kona Electric from Hertz Malaysia. To mark the launch, the Sime Darby Motors subsidiary is offering a huge discount on the EV’s standard daily rental rate until the end of this year.
Specifically, you are currently able to rent the Kona Electric for RM240 per day instead of its usual daily rate of RM480. It does not come with any mileage cap for the time being and each vehicle is accompanied by a chargEV card as well as an AC charging cable which allows users to charge the Kona throughout their rental period.
In terms of availability, the majority of Hertz Malaysia’s Kona Electric fleet is located in Klang Valley at the company’s premises in KLIA 1 & 2, Subang Airport, and Soho Suite KLCC. Even though the promotional materials on its Facebook and Instagram page only mentioned Klang Valley, Shanmugam Kalimuthu, the Head of Operations for Sime Darby Rent A Car Sdn Bhd (SDRAC) informed Lowyat.NET that the Kona Electric can also be obtained in Penang and Johor Bharu.
As noted in our previous report, the Kona Electric that Hertz Malaysia has used for its rental fleet is the e-Lite variant which can travel up to 305km according to WLTP standard. Equipped with a 39.2kWh battery together with Type 2 AC and CCS2 DC connectors, it takes around 4.5 hours to be fully charged with 11kW AC charger although the charging time can be reduced further to 47 minutes by using 100kW DC charger.
This particular variant features a front-wheel-drive setup that has a 100kW motor that can produce 136PS of power together with maximum torque of 395Nm. In terms of acceleration, the EV can go from 0 to 100km/h in 9.9 seconds while it also has a maximum speed of 155km/h.
If you are interested to rent the Hyundai Kona Electric from Hertz Malaysia or want to know more about the promo, you can do so by contacting its Digital Salesperson via WhatsApp right here.