Hyundai increases Kona Electric power reserve

Hyundai increases Kona Electric power reserve

March 11, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Hyundai previously announced that Kona Electric will now “go a little further” with the update, but we still had to patiently wait for the official WLTP report.

According to a foreign media publication, Kona Electric now comes with two sets of batteries: 39 kWh and 64 kWh. Previously, according to WLTP measurements, they consistently drove 289 and 449 kilometers on one full battery charge.

Now Hyundai announces that a version with a 39 kWh battery is capable of covering a distance of 305 kilometers, while a Kona with a 64 kWh battery pack is 484 kilometers. This is an 8% increase that Hyundai said was achieved through the installation of the new Michelin tire kit, which reduced rolling resistance.

The Kona three-phase charger requires 4:50 hours (39 kWh) and 7:25 hours (64 kWh) to recharge. In both cases, a 100 kW fast charger provides full charge in 54 minutes. Prices start at 36,795 euros for the entry-level Kona Electric, and from 41,595 euros for the option with a larger battery.

According to Hyundai, the opening of a European production line shortened delivery times, and customers will receive their new Kona Electric this summer.