The Hyundai Kona Electric is an EV subcompact SUV with good performance and decent features at compelling prices.

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Hyundai Kona Electric

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Hyundai Kona Electric is an EV version of the regular Hyundai Kona compact SUV, swapping the latter’s petrol engine for an electric engine. It is a front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicle.

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It exists in three battery pack options: a 39.2kWh variant, a 64KWh variant, and a 150kW variant. Regardless of the battery variant you select, the Kona EV uses a 201HP electric motor.

Hyundai Kona Electric Models

  • Kona EV SEL FWD – 39.2kWh battery pack
  • Kona EV Limited FWD – 64KWh battery pack
  • Kona EV Ultimate FWD – 150kW battery pack

How fast does the Hyundai Kona Electric charge?

Hyundai Kona electric car and charging station

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Using a 100kWh DC charger or a 50kwh DC fast charger at a charging station, both the 39.2kWh and 64kWh battery cariants can can be fully charged from 10% to 100% per cent in about an hour.

The 64kWh variant does the same in roughly one hour and 15 minutes.

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If you want to charge it at home from the mains, you will need to keep your Hyundai Electric Kona plugged in for at least 17 hours to go from 10% to a full charge.

How fast is Hyundai Kona Electric?

Hyundai says the Kona EV Limited and Ultimate have a top speed of 104 mph (167 km/hour) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/hour in 7.6 seconds.

The more basic SEL 39 kWh trim has a slightly lower top speed of 96.3 mph (155 km/hour).

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What is the driving range of the Hyundai Kona EV?

The manufacturer says that the 64kWh variant will go 279 miles (or 449 kilometres) on a fully charged battery. Real life figures will vary depending on driving conditions, including how fast you go. This a solid performance though, as it is one of the longest ranges available in this class of vehicles.

The Hyundai Kona Electric SEL trim with a 39 kWh battery pack has a shorter range, understandably, of 176 miles (289 km).

Hyundai Kona electric 2021

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Other Hyundai Kona Electric Specs

Across all different trims, the Hyundai Electric Kona SUV includes a touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is Bluetooth connectivity, as well as USB ports.

In addition, it offers Blind-spot Monitoring, Automated Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and other asisted driving features.

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You will also be able to remotely start and stop the charging of the car via the Bluelink app. That is possible only if you left it connected to a chrger though. If not, you are out of luck and have to go plug in the car first.

Hyundai Kona EV dash

The Hyundai Kona Electric Limited trim adds leather upholstery, auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED exterior lighting, automatic high-beam headlamps, and a wireless smartphone-charging pad.

If you opt for the Kona EV Ultimate trim, you can connect multiple devices to the builtin infotainment system. It is also the only variant that has adaptive cruise control and pedestrian-detection technology.

How much is Hyundai Kona Electric?

There are models available from 2019, 2020, and 2021. The 2019 model was the original. The car gained bigger navigational displays and battery warmers in the 2020 model. The 2020 and 2021 models are the same, as Hyundai made no changes.

Prices start from $38,045 for the Kona EV SEL trim, $43,185 for the Kona EV Limited trim, and $46,785 for the Hyundai Kona Electric Ultimate trim.

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The Kona EV is available in different countries and regions around the world, including the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Nigeria, India.

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