As a small SUV with electric drive, the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric was slightly redesigned at the front and rear, and the interior was slightly refreshed. Technically, nothing has changed. The Kona Electric is available with two battery sizes (39 and 64 kWh) and in two power levels (100 and 150 kW).
The powerful torque of 395 Nm promises safe overtaking manoeuvres even from low speeds. The more powerful version accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds, and the top speed is 167 km/h. The battery capacity enables a range of up to 484 kilometres according to the WLTP cycle. At least on paper. But with an electric car, the personal driving style is very important.
The power consumption is measured at 19.5 kWh per 100 kilometres. With the Hyundai Kona, the charging losses are comparatively low. The Kona Elektro's 64 kWh battery can be charged with alternating current ( AC, connector type 2 ) and direct current ( DC, connector type CCS ) as standard. Charging from a household socket (230 V) takes about 31 hours and is therefore not recommended.
The Kona Electric with 136 hp is priced at 35,650 euros in the cheapest configuration, and 41,850 euros with the 204 hp and 64 kWh battery. This is still a lot of money for a small SUV, but a fair offer for an electric car with a practical range.
The space available in the Hyundai KONA Electric is limited because it is still conventionally constructed so that gasoline and diesel engines can fit under the hood. The trunk volume is only a meagre 225 litres. However, the rear seats of the electric Kona can also be folded down, creating a cargo space for up to 1070 litres.