GRA
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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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ElectricEddy
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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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GRA
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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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The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

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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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Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

ElectricEddy
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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!
'13 Leaf SV
'14 CMax Energi SEL

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