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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.


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.


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 gives us a closer look at the ‘EV-led’ 2024 Kona electric design [Video]


Hyundai is promising a daring glimpse into the future of the urban SUV with its brand-new 2024 Kona electric model arriving this summer. The all-new Hyundai Kona electric has several new features including a bold, more dynamic “EV-derived” design.

See a closer look at the 2024 Kona electric design in the video below from Hyundai.

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Hyundai wants to simplify EV ownership with new Evolve+ EV subscription program

Hyundai EV Subcription

During a presentation at the Chicago Auto Show earlier today, Hyundai Motor North America has introduced a new month-to-month EV subscription program called Evolve+, aimed at “EV curious” consumers. The all-encompassing monthly price includes the EV itself, plus insurance, roadside assistance, and maintenance. This turnkey option will begin with a couple of Hyundai brand EVs with comparable pricing you can view below.

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In search of: Black Friday EV deals in the US

Black Friday deals on EVs have been few and far between this season. The ones we managed to discover earlier last week were scooped up shortly after including on our Electric Vehicle Best Lease Guide. Coincidence? Perhaps. Good news is we took one last look yesterday and found a couple of great LEAF and Niro EV discounts. No doubt these will go quick, so for those left in the dust that absolutely need to buy or lease a car ASAP, we’re highlighting several offers worth considering in this supply-constrained market.

As always, check our Electric Vehicle Best Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Best Lease Guide for the best deals on EVs in the US.

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Hyundai launches Mocean EV subscription service in UK, starting at £339 a month

Hyundai subscription service

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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Electrify America promo code for Hyundai EVs makes billing less bad for a bit

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.


Kona Electric will be first EV to Mt. Everest, but Indian EV sales are dismal

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.


Review: rating OEM’s EV charging cords (Tesla, Audi get A’s; GM, Jaguar fail)

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.


Tesla dominates EV efficiency at high speed, shows extensive test against Kona EV and Audi e-tron

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