Hyundai Kona Electric
The Hyundai Kona Electric is a compact fully electric SUV with a range of 258 miles.
258miles (415 kms)
Based on EPA cycle
Latest Model Year2019
MSRP - Manufacturers Recommended Retail Price
|Top Speed||104 mph|
|Acceleration||7.6 seconds (0-60 mph)|
|Home Charging*||9 hours 40 minutes (64 kWh battery) or 6 hours 10 minutes (39.2 kWh)|
|Fastcharge Speed||54 minutes to 80% charge at 100 kW|
Slow (Home and some Public Chargers)
Each EV has an inbuilt charger capable of receiving AC power. The charging port could have different fittings depending on where you are in the world. Even the same vehicle model sold in different countries could have different implementations.
|Type 1 (SAE J1772 or "J Plug")
This plug is common in Australasia, Asia, the US and Canada.
|Type 2 (IEC 62196 or "Mennekes")
This plug is common in Europe.
Only available in some public chargers, this uses DC power to charge the battery directly. Each EV has a maximum speed at which it can be charged, and batteries are only fastcharged up to 80% capacity to ensure battery health. There are a number of different port configurations.
Many fast chargers will have multiple connectors, and power capacity (which is increasing as the technology improves).
CCS (Combined Charging System)
CCS ports are a combination of the slow charging port and an extra 2-pin socket. Therefore they can be either Type 1 or Type 2.
Developed in Japan, the CHAdeMO is common in vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf.
Tesla developed their own fastcharge connector, although in some countries without proprietary Tesla chargers, the vehicle has a cable to adapt to CHAdeMO or Type 2 CCS.
How Fast Can An EV Charge?
Slow charging (home and public)
Slow charging is limited by the lower of: the EV's onboard charging speed, or the output of the wall-mounted charger you are plugged into. Charging speed is measured in kilowatts(kW). For example: your wall-mounted charger can output 32 Amps at 240 volts = 7.68 kW of power, however your EV's onboard charger is 6.6 kW - then that is the maximum speed. The higher the battery capacity, the more time it takes to charge.
DC fast chargers are being built with higher capacities, however this is still limited by the hardware limitations the EV manufacturer has placed on the battery. Most DC fast chargers start at 40kW (many have a much higher capacity).
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Cargo Capacity||19.2 cu-ft|
Hyundai Kona Electric Pros & Cons
The Kona Electric is a crossover (CUV) with an extremely efficient all-electric drivetrain. The vehicle is a significant step from the Hyundai Ioniq, boasting a larger 64.2 kWh battery.
In the US, the Kona became available in 2019 (although only initially in compliance states such as California). In other countries a smaller range version (with 39.2 kWh battery) is available.
Base price (39 kWh) in the UK is £29,495 ($38,938 USD). The 64 kWh is £36,295 ($47,915 USD).
In the US prices are: SEL (base edition – $36,450), Limited ($41,150), Ultimate ($44,650).
Under the WLTP testing regime, range is 292 miles (470 km) – although the EPA range is estimated at 258 miles.
The vehicle comes with an array of assistance technology called SmartSense:
- Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
- Blind Spot Collision Warning including Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Driver Attention Warning
- Intelligent Speed Limit Warning
- Lane Following Assist
The Kona also offers wireless smartphone charging in the center console.
The base trim is the SEL, which can be upgraded to Limited or Ultimate.
||Includes Limited features plus: