Hyundai Kona Electric has claimed that it will have a mileage of 499km which puts it ahead of every other electric car out there and it cost $60,000. The company has launched its second EV which has the potential of becoming the local leader in semi-affordable, pluggable vehicles. On the other hand, the Flagship Kona Electric in the UK has a recommended retail price of around £38,000 which is currently equal to AU$72,000.
This car has the following specification:-
• Battery pack: 64kWh
• Electric drive motor: 150kW/395Nm
• WLTP driving range: 449km
• Governed top speed: 167km/h
• 0-100km/h time: 7.6 seconds
• 50kW DC charge time to 80%: 75 minutes
• 100kW DC charge time to 80%: 54 minutes
• AC garage wall-box via 7.2kWh charger cable, time to 100 percent: 9 hours, 35 minutes.
The paddle shifters that are behind the wheel allows you to adjust brake energy regeneration. And to be different from its ancestors Kona Electric has an active air flap in the front bumper, a more aero-friendly rear bumper, eco-style 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a closed grille incorporating the charge point and more cladding and standard roof rails. This car comes in six different colors which are Galactic Grey, Phantom Black, Ceramic Blue, Pulse Red, Lake Silver, and Chalk White. This also has a new digital instrument cluster and center screen surround, a better climate control panel and a reworked area where the transmission tunnel, buttons instead of a shifter, and more storage.
As for safety, Kona Electric has
AEBBlind-spot monitoring Driver attention alert Lane-keeping/centering assist, Camera/radar collision alert and Active cruise control Rear cross-traffic alert. The official update of this car hasn’t been revealed, but it is expected to come sometime in mid-2019.