Hyundai Kona Electric, Up To 300 Kilometers Of Autonomy, Launch 2018

Hyundai Kona Electric

The Hyundai SUV would have an approximate price of 35,000 euros and a range of 390 kilometers. The Hyundai Kona Electric has made its official debut, joining the Ioniq Electric in Hyundai’s growing electric vehicle offering.

Hyundai’s electric Kona is ready to attack the electric car market with an attractive price and range. The new compact SUV from the Korean house was presented in Seoul.

Hyundai Kona Electric

The Kona Electric will be available in standard and large battery versions. The standard 39.2 kWh battery pack is paired with a 133 hp electric motor and will provide up to 300 km of range, with a top speed of 170 km / h. The battery will charge to 80% in about 54 minutes using DC fast charge, with a full charge using AC power takes 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Hyundai Kona electric and hybrid

They confirmed that the price will be around 35 thousand euros, in line with the Tesla 3 and the Opel Ampera. Hyundai will offer two battery capacities. The battery with the longest autonomy will reach 500 kilometers of approved autonomy.

The propulsion system will be  150 kW (204 hp). It will incorporate two versions of the battery, a  39.2 kWh pack , and an optional second battery to raise the capacity to 64.2 kWh.

The Kona Electric includes a regenerative braking system, the intensity of which can be adjusted using the controls mounted on the steering wheel, and a gear shift selector that allows the driver to change driving modes by pressing the buttons located on the center console. The large seven-inch digital instrument panel also conveys relevant information about the battery and engine to the driver, and is complemented by a standard front display.

Thanks to its compact size (416 cm long and 260 cm wheelbase), the Hyundai Kona would be the only crossover offered in an electric variant, although we could soon add its cousin, the Kia Stojnic. Both, in fact, have been developed on a platform specially developed by Hyundai. The Kona features standard all-wheel drive and active safety systems, such as autonomous braking in an emergency, to recognition of driver fatigue.

It has been presented at the 2018 Geneva motor show. Its price in Korea, where it will first be marketed, will be 36,600 euros.

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