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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:00 pm

GRA wrote:An optical illusion I guess, or just not having the two vehicles together to compare. If you saw the Niro indoors rather than outdoors, that might do it.

Murano, 192"L x 75" W x 67" H
Niro, 172" L x 71" W x 60" H
I stand corrected. Thanks!
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:45 pm

iPlug wrote:That’s a great combo, and the extra EV range of the LR and supercharging network should make travels pretty smooth. I would go that way if I weren’t so cheap :D

Using the cost opportunity savings for other eco tech upgrades like decarbonizing our home.

Decarbonizing the home is an excellent use of funds. I'm quite pleased though with my $27k out of pocket to swap out my two ICE cars for two EVs that cover all our driving needs. Between fuel savings from running both cars off our PV and the value of updating one of the cars to a 2018, my upgrade cost is around $8k over the next 10 - 15 years. I consider it money VERY well spent to avoid fossil fuel and to enjoy and support Tesla.
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:41 pm

Bjorn Nyland video via IEVS:
Hyundai Kona Electric Compared To Kia Niro EV: Video
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].

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