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February 2018 - September 2021


Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona Electric is a five-seat subcompact crossover SUV with a 64kWh battery that provides an EPA range of 258 miles. A single 201hp electric motor drives the front wheels, capable of 0-60 mph sprints in about 7 seconds and achieving a top speed of 104 mph. Energy consumption is rated at 120 MPGe. For 2021, MSRP starts at $38,365.

Pricing

The 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric SEL starts at $38,365, which includes a host of safety features and creature comforts that aren’t typically provided at the base trim level. Blind spot monitoring, forward collision avoidance, parking distance warning, lane keeping assist, cross traffic warning, proximity key entry, and heated front seats are all standard on the least expensive version of this EV. At $43,975, the Limited trim level adds LED headlights, a sunroof, an 8-way power driver’s seat, and leather seating to the equipment list. The $47,575  Kona Electric Ultimate tops the lineup in price as well as safety and comfort amenities, including pedestrian detection, rain-sensing wipers, ventilated front seats, a larger touchscreen, premium audio, and adaptive cruise control.

Purchase of a new Kona Electric qualifies the buyer for the $7500 Federal EV tax credit.

Hyundai consistently offers special financing and lease offers on the Kona Electric. Recently those offers have been quite attractive for remaining 2020 inventory. For example, Los Angeles customers can choose from 0% financing plus $1000 savings on a purchase, or $1999 down, $199/month on a 3-year lease. Find the best Hyundai Kona Electric purchase and lease deals here on Electrek.

Reviews

Since its introduction in 2018, the Hyundai Kona Electric has received awards from various media entities, including US News & World Report, Car & Driver, TopGear, Edmunds, and Kelley Blue Book.

Mainstream automotive journalists seem to enjoy the spunky acceleration and agile handling characteristics. A number of publications have clocked its 0-60mph time in the mid-6-second range, on par with the Chevrolet Bolt. It’s slightly quicker and much nimbler than the Kia Niro EV, a slightly larger crossover SUV that shares the Kona Electric’s drivetrain.

The Kona Electric was first touted for its best-in-class 258-mile range when it initially hit American shores. This distinction was quickly eclipsed as Chevy updated the Bolt EV’s range to 259 miles and Tesla started delivering its Model 3 with over 300 miles of range. A largely cosmetic refresh is in the works for 2022, which most notably includes an attractive front fascia with a hint of Tesla influence. No powertrain updates are planned, so performance and economy should remain unchanged.

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories September 15

As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles.

Whether you qualify is not a simple yes or no question… well, actually it sort of is, but the amount you may qualify for varies by household due to a number of different factors. Furthermore, there are other potential savings available to you that you might not even know about yet.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories August 4

Hyundai has announced a new all-in-one subscription service in the UK specifically dedicated to its BEVs, PHEVs, and hybrid vehicles. Named Hyundai Mocean, this new subscription service allows approved customers to have an EV delivered to them for a monthly fee that includes insurance, maintenance, road tax, and repairs. This is a business model Hyundai Motor Group has been experimenting with in other countries before trying it out in the UK.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories March 17

2021 Hyundai Ioniq and Kona owners and prospective owners from today will get a free 250kWh of fast charging at Electrify America (EA) stations as the network continues to expand.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories February 16

A press release from Hyundai USA has revealed a glimpse at its 2022 Kona Electric SUV, featuring a slight redesign. According to the automaker, these EVs will be available in the US some time this spring.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories November 11, 2020

Hyundai has today unveiled its 2021 Kona Electric, a refresh of its electric compact SUV with a bold new front-end design and new features.

Check it out in new pictures below.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories October 12, 2020

Hyundai is reportedly preparing to recall 77,000 Kona electric cars worldwide over the risk of a battery fire as the automaker is fighting with LG Chem, the battery supplier, over the cause.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories April 14, 2020

After weeks of being idle, auto factories producing electric cars in Europe are resuming production. Hyundai and Audi plants were the first to open, with Daimler expected to begin output next week. EV plants in China have been online for several weeks, but the plan for US production is still up in the air.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories March 15, 2020

Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Ioniq EV drivers can get some relief from the pain of Electrify America’s opaque billing practices, at least until the end of the year. But you have to sign up with a promo code through the app. And only in the US, not Canada. And your rate will almost double at the end of the year, from $0.35 to $0.69 per minute.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories December 16, 2019

Hyundai Motor India today kicked off a drive of the Kona Electric to the base camp of Mt. Everest. The trip will cover 435 miles and reach an altitude of 17,000 feet. The Kona EV is the first electric car to reach this height at Mt. Everest. But the drive takes place against a backdrop of nearly non-existent EV sales in the world’s fourth-largest automotive market.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories October 2, 2019

In this post, we review the portable EV charging cords that come standard with the following electric vehicles sold in North America: Tesla (all models), the Audi e-tron, the Nissan Leaf, the Jaguar I-Pace, the Porsche Taycan, the Chevy Bolt, the BMW i3, and Hyundai (all BEVs). This review is pretty wild; the specs (usefulness) of OEM standard charging cords are all over the place. Some car makers gave a ton of thought to this while others clearly gave none. That’s concerning, because “electricity is everywhere” is a major argument in favor of EV ownership, but that’s only meaningful if you can usefully tap the grid.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories July 27, 2019

Firefighters in Montreal believe that a Hyundai Kona EV, the all-electric version of the Kona, exploded and caused a garage fire in Île-Bizard on Friday. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories May 28, 2019

Electric vehicles all have an incredible efficiency advantage of fossil fuel vehicles, but now that more all-electric vehicles are hitting the road, we are also starting to see great efficiency differences between EV models.

Tesla is showing its dominance on that front in a new extensive test at high speed against the Hyundai Kona EV and Audi e-tron. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories January 28, 2019

Hyundai already announced the base price of the Kona EV, its new all-electric version of the Kona crossover, in the US last year at $36,450 before incentives. But it has now released all the prices based on the different trims. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories December 14, 2018

Watch out Chevy Bolt!? Hyundai dropped a bomb on us today with the announcement of the US price of the Kona Electric with 64kWh battery and 258 mile range. Are you sitting down?

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Hyundai Kona Electric Stories November 21, 2018

Hyundai’s Kona Electric is highly anticipated in many markets as a rare, relatively affordable long-range electric vehicle.

Availability is still low, but now Hyundai has started ramping up production. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories August 20, 2018

Hyundai has done it again as it delivers an undoubtedly hyper-efficient all-electric vehicle.

The Kona Electric gets an official EPA range of 258 miles and efficiency of 120 MPGe. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories August 8, 2018

The first boatload of Hyundai Kona Electric has arrived in Norway to be the first vehicles to be delivered to customers outside of South Korea.

The relatively affordable long-range EV is already making waves in the popular market for electric vehicles. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories July 20, 2018

Hyundai is coming out with one of only a few new all-electric vehicles in the entire auto industry this year: the Kona Electric.

Now the Korean automaker has produced its first important batch of Kona Electric CUVs and started exporting the vehicle. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories March 28, 2018

After unveiling the Kona Electric in Europe last month, Hyundai is now launching the all-electric compact SUV in the US and it is confirming the estimated EPA range. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories March 14, 2018

After unveiling the Kona Electric earlier this month, Hyundai now elaborates on its latest all-electric vehicle’s performance in cold weather. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories February 27, 2018

Today, Hyundai officially unveiled the new Kona Electric compact SUV through a global digital launch.

The company released the spec list – revealing two different versions and one with a range of up to 292 miles. expand full story

Hyundai Kona Electric Stories February 7, 2018

Over the last year, Hyundai has been talking about launching all-electric SUVs in 2018 and now the company started teasing an all-electric Kona SUV to be unveiled in Geneva this month. expand full story

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