See how Hyundai Kona Electric accelerates to maximum speed.

See how Hyundai Kona Electric accelerates to maximum speed.

January 28, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

According to official data, the all-electric version of the Hyundai Kona compact crossover can reach speeds of 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds. That sounds pretty impressive for a subcompact crossover. But how does it look in the real world?

And what if the maximum speed of the environmentally friendly South Korean crossover does not coincide with the official specification? Maybe in fact Hyundai Kona Electric can show itself even faster? The answer to both of these questions is in a published video.

The technical characteristics of Kona Electric (Premium version, which was on the test) states that the award-winning electric motor with a capacity of 201 hp. (150 kW) can reach speeds of up to 167 km / h.

However, the video that appeared on the Schwaben YouTube channel, Checker, suggests otherwise. In it, the driver, apparently, gives the Korean car the maximum gas from the spot to a standstill. The crossover accelerates impressively, and after about 23 seconds it reaches a top speed of 177 km / h.

It seems that the electric car is moving on the German autobahn – this is a road on which there are no speed limits.

The basic version of Hyundai Kona Electric is offered with a 135-horsepower engine, and the maximum speed is 167 km / h. The capacity of the battery is 39.2 kWh, this should be enough to overcome 300 km. The Premium version boasts a 204 horsepower engine, a top speed of 167 km / h, and a 64.0 kWh battery, which should be enough for 470 km.