Hyundai just unveiled their new electric sub-compact SUV in Europe and the Kona Electric is going to be the first of its kind offered in that market. What’s more, local will be able to choose from two powertrains.
The basic version will have a battery capacity of 39,2 kWh and combined with a motor delivering 135PS (99 kW) and 395 Nm of torque, it has an estimated driving rage of 300 kilometres or 186 miles on a full charge. This number was based on the latest Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) for electric range.
If that’s not enough, Hyundai will be offering a long-range battery variant that pairs a 204PS electric motor with a 64kWh battery pack. That should provide the long-range Kona Electric with a driving range or around 470km or 292 miles.
Though we can’t seem to find the charge rate in Hyundai’s official press release, their technical data sheets do show that both Kona Electric variants will need around 54 minutes to charge up to 80% of its battery using a 100kW DC fast charger. To fully charge the battery using a standard unit would take approximately 6 h0ours and 10 minutes.
The new Kona Electric could emerge as a segment leader and fans attending the Geneva Motor Show will be able to see it in person at Hyundai’s booth.