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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:48 pm

Via IEVS:
Hyundai Sells First 2,500 Kona Electric Crossovers
https://insideevs.com/hyundai-sold-2500-kona-electric-crossovers/

Hyundai highly increased its plug-in electric car sales in June reaching its all-time high result of 4,142 copies.
The total sales of IONIQ Electric, IONIQ Plug-In, Kona Electric and Sonata PHEV increased by 137% year-over-year reaching 2.9% of total volume for the brand. The YTD number now stands at 17,522 at average 2.1% share.

The growth comes mostly from the new Kona Electric, which in June noted 2,196 sales (1,076 in South Korea and 1,120 overseas). The total sales of Kona Electric, after the first batch of 328 in May, already exceeds 2,500. The question is how many Kona Electric can be made monthly. . . .?
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:01 pm

Ok so I am forced to post a reply here because of some glitch that won't let me log on to the Kona ev forum (board administrator contacted)
Put my $1K pre order down July23/18, fingers crossed as Hyundai reserves the right to cancel at any time:

https://insideevs.com/hyundai-canada-ac ... ia-is-not/

A good comparison between the Bolt and Kona here :

https://pushevs.com/2018/06/27/chevrole ... -electric/

No surround cameras but other than that better specs on the Kona including independent rear suspension and heat pump

https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en ... .tab1.html

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... -auto-show

See what happens in 6 months or so :roll:
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:37 pm

Via IEVS:
How To Activate Utility/Camping Mode On Hyundai Kona Electric
https://insideevs.com/how-to-activate-utility-camping-mode-on-hyundai-kona-electric/

. . . Hyundai Kona Electric once again positively surprises as it’s equipped with a Utility Mode, which could be called camper mode, that enables one to stay in car for a prolonged time with all electric stuff powered on.

As you can see in the video demonstration done by Bjørn Nyland, Utility Mode keeps power for the USB, 12 V outlet, audio and climate control. . . .
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:45 pm

Via IEVS:
Hyundai Kona Electric Rated By EPA: Range Of 258 Miles
https://insideevs.com/hyundai-kona-electric-epa-range-258-miles/

. . . MPGe figures check in at 132 city, 108 highway and 120 combined. . . .

To add one more data point for the WLTP to EPA conversion, it's rated at 292 miles WLTP, so 258/292 = a conversion factor of 0.88. Presumably the Niro will come in with a bit less EPA range, perhaps 240 or thereabouts (I've seen both 236 and 238, but neither is official EPA yet).
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:54 pm

^^^
Can hardly wait, nice pictures.
The ceramic blue c/w white top (I hope it is available here in Canada) and grey interior w/pebble blue accents will be the one for me :)
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:24 pm

Hyundai/Kia making some very good products!
Lightly-used off-lease electrics!
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:40 pm

Long, generally very positive review in the Australian magazine "Practical Motoring":
2019 HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC REVIEW
https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-reviews/2019-hyundai-kona-electric-review/

The accompanying Youtube video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=FhhZZdvdPpc

Some Aussie colloquialisms in the text have me mentally hearing it as spoken by Paul Hogan, or maybe members of the Philosophy department of the University of Woolloomooloo: Rule Number #1 - No poofters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNBy1D1Y0h4
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:50 pm

Are any of them named Bruce? Are ALL of them named Bruce?
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PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:38 pm

Topgear via IEVS:
Opinion: the case for the Hyundai Kona EV
Kona Electric is the first mass-market EV you could use as your only car
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/opinion-case-hyundai-kona-ev

I agree with the title, at least for those who have the infrastructure where they need it and don't do really extended road trips (not an issue in the UK). For the US, it's okay for weekends and getting there for road trips but more range/charging speed is still needed. We can look forward
in a few years to the first 300+ mile semi-affordable (sub-$40k) BEV.
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:22 pm

GRA wrote:Topgear via IEVS:
Opinion: the case for the Hyundai Kona EV
Kona Electric is the first mass-market EV you could use as your only car
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/opinion-case-hyundai-kona-ev

I agree with the title, at least for those who have the infrastructure where they need it and don't do really extended road trips (not an issue in the UK). For the US, it's okay for weekends and getting there for road trips but more range/charging speed is still needed. We can look forward
in a few years to the first 300+ mile semi-affordable (sub-$40k) BEV.


I disagree - to be a mass market car it needs to be actually available in reasonable numbers.

Hyundai makes good EVs but in pathetic numbers.

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