Hyundai Kona Electric gets EPA ratings

Hyundai Kona Electric EPA ratings comparison

With a combined efficiency of 120 MPGe and range of 258 miles (415 km), the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is one of the most appealing electric cars “available” today.

Let’s see the EPA rates in more detail.

 

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

  • Combined efficiency: 28 kWh/100 miles – 17,45 kWh/100 km
  • Highway efficiency: 31,2 kWh/100 miles – 19,39 kWh/100 km
  • City efficiency: 25,53 kWh/100 miles – 15,86 kWh/100 km

 

  • Combined range: 258 miles – 415 km
  • Highway range: 232,2 miles – 373,69 km
  • City range: 283,8 miles – 456,73 km

 

Charge curve by Fastned: Hyundai Kona Electric

 

The Hyundai Kona Electric manages to be more efficient, has more range and charges faster than the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Nissan Leaf. This is a very impressive feat.

However, availability will be its biggest problem. As any other electric car made by the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, this will also be an unicorn. For example, Tesla will soon produce more Tesla Model 3 per month, than Hyundai plans to produce the Kona Electric for a whole year (18.600 units)…

Until legacy automakers start using low-cobalt content batteries like Tesla, production capacity will remain laughable.

 

 

More info:

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=40585&id=40520&id=39860&id=39641

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Perhaps you mean more Model 3s in a month? 18,600 in one *week* ??

  2. How fast is the highway test? All EVs in Europe should be tested at 120 kmh. I don’t need to know I will be able to drive 600 km in the middle of Paris thank you very much (efficiency is a different matter). Tell me Paris-Hamburg. At a decent speed. That’s what I really want to know. Yes yes, EV drivers tend to drive slower. Good luck persuading common Joe. If anything, people will laugh when you tell them not to go over 140 kmh.

    1. I think 130 km/h would be better as the highway speed. And yes we EV drivers drive slower, but that is often because we have to in order to reach our destination. Some EV can’t go 140 km/h, but I think 130 km/h is something most can reach.

  3. @ricardo – you can check videos of teslabjorn on YouTube, he’s done lots of tests in new Kona, and also race with model X P90D. So all of your questions will be answered after watching his videos. At this point I can tell you, that Kona is capable of about 400km driving 120 on highway, and +500km driving 95km/h.

  4. Pedro, I’m seeing 226 miles highway rating and 284 miles city rating. Not sure where you get the “Highway range: 232,2 miles” from?

    1. Hello.

      Combined range and efficiency: 258 miles – 120 MPGe

      Highway range = 258 x 108 / 120 = 232,2 miles
      City range = 258 x 132 / 120 = 283,8 miles

      Am I missing something?

      1. I beleive MPGe includes charging efficiencies, which would not matter for driving range

      2. also IIRC EPA mix is 55% city

      3. Thanks for the heads up buu. You’re right.

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