Hyundai Kona Electric deliveries are underway in South Korea

Hyundai Kona Electric side-front-rear view

Last month, Hyundai managed to sell 304 units of the electric Kona in South Korea. This is one of the most awaited electric cars of 2018, with great safety features (AEB, ACC, LKAS and HUD) and decent range. The only problem will be low production and availability.

In the meantime, the most direct alternative to the Hyundai Kona Electric is the Chevrolet Bolt EV that is available to buy in South Korea since March. With very similar price, size, power and range, availability will determine which one will sell better.

Not long ago, the South Korean electric car market was very poor in options, but the arrival of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric sparked competition. GM finally decided to sell the Chevrolet Bolt EV in South Korea and Renault is considering to bring the new generation Zoe next year.

Anyway, the Korean automakers are now presenting great electric cars, but with low availability to test the waters. Not only the Kia Niro EV will arrive later this year, but also the Kia Soul EV will have its range increased with the introduction of a new generation.

Thanksย Michaล‚ for the heads up.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. Iโ€™m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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3 years ago

Hi pedro, great to see these new models arriving, am looking forward to seeing the space in the new soul, niro seems to be good passenger wise but cramped in luggage. Also saw a fairly minor press release on a camper version of the env200, in Spain only? Have you seen any details on that one? Would be great with 60 kwh pack….