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Hyundai Kona Electric FAQs

Tom Says



“Range isn’t everything, but when Hyundai’s bigger-battery means you can drive for around 280 miles in the real-world, it certainly makes things more convenient. Plus, the Kona is a useful size, looks pretty good and doesn’t cost a billion pounds. A practical, family EV.  ”

Ginny Says



“The Hyundai Kona has picked up it’s fair share of awards and it’s easy to see why. This is a no-nonsense car to live with, it’s enjoyable to drive, has a practical driving range and is cheap to run. It’s a great option if you’re thinking of going electric for the first time. ”

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How much is the Hyundai Kona Electric?

Prices range from £29,900 (SE) to £31,750 (Premium) for the 39kW version after the Government grant has been deducted. If you want more power and range, the 64kW costs quite a bit extra – it ranges between £35,900 (Premium) to £38,250 (Premium SE), again after the grant has been taken off. 

Is the Hyundai Kona Electric available?

Yes, the full range is now back on sale. When the car launched in 2018, Hyundai had to quickly take the lower-powered 39kW version off sale due to battery supply issues. As of spring 2020 the 39kW is back on sale thanks to demand slowing down and a better supply of batteries. 

Why is the Kona Electric so expensive?

With prices going all the way up to just over £38,000, the Kona Electric 64kW does sound very expensive, we admit. It also doesn’t look like a car that costs that much. But, when you fact in its 300-mile range, you’d have to spend around £47,000 to get a Tesla Model 3 with a similar range. Therefore, it’s actually pretty reasonably priced. 

How long does it take to charge a Kona Electric? 

Well, that depends on which Kona Electric you plump for and where you charge it. The 39kW takes just over six hours from a 7kW home wallbox, and a 50kW CCS fast charge takes under an hour. Because of its larger battery, the 64kW takes nearly 10 hours on a 7kW wallbox and 75 mins at a CCS 50kW charger. You can of course charge both on a three-pin but that takes 19-30 hours. 

Is the Hyundai Kona Electric fully electric?

The clue is in the name – yes. There are two versions with two different battery sizes – a 39kW and a 64kW. There is also a Kona Hybrid but, unlike the Hyundai Ioniq, there isn’t a plug-in hybrid Kona. The Ioniq was the first car on sale to be available as hybrid, plug-in hybrid and as a full-electric. 

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