Hyundai Kona Electric Priced In Norway – Sold Out For 2018

JUN 2 2018 BY MARK KANE 73

Hyundai announced pricing for the 64 kWh Kona Electric in Norway and began to accept orders, as first deliveries are scheduled for this July.

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According to the press release, Hyundai Motor Norway needed to close the ordering list, as overwhelming demand translated into more than 20,000 interested customers.

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The bad news is that there will be just around 2,500 Kona Electric sold in Norway this year, as the automaker needs to balance its limited production capacity between several initial markets.

The prices are not that much higher than the base conventional version of the Kona – 254,900 NOK ($31,140):

  • Kona Electric 64 kWh Technology 325,900 NOK ($39,813)
  • Kona Electric 64 kWh Technology with leather interior 335,900 NOK ($41,035)
  • Kona Electric 64 kWh Technology 345,900 NOK ($42,256)
  • Metallic paint costs: 345,900 NOK ($598)
  • Prices include guiding shipping and delivery costs of NOK 10,900, delivered to Drammen.

Just as a reminder, spec of both versions are as follows:

Short-range Battery / Motor spec:

  • 39.2 kWh battery – 300 km (186 miles) range (WLTP)
  • 99 kW, 395 Nm electric motor (front-wheel drive)
  • 0-62 mph (100 kmh) in 9.3 seconds
  • 104 mph (167 km/h) top speed
  • 7.2 kW on-board charger and 100 kW CCS Combo DC fast charging capability

Long-range Battery / Motor spec:

  • 64 kWh battery – 470 km (292 miles) range (WLTP)
  • 150 kW, 395 Nm electric motor (front-wheel drive)
  • 0-62 mph (100 kmh) in 7.6 seconds
  • 104 mph (167 km/h) top speed
  • 7.2 kW on-board charger and 100 kW CCS Combo DC fast charging capability
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Source: Hyundai Motor Norway

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I think this is going to be a pretty solid BEV on the lower end… Should do will in all markets.

This car could really eat into Bolt sales since it is almost identical in its segment and with the tax credit it will be a lot cheaper once GM crosses the 200,000 mark.

I love the fact it includes 100KWH DCFC.

GM will lower the price of the Bolt as the credit phases out and as they increase production and their battery prices come down.

The Bolt is also faster, quicker, and has a little more room inside. The Kona EV is a great offering, but a bit compromised since it shares a platform with an ICE and PHEV version. But if it had AWD at the listed prices, I would be lining up for one.

Bolt is bigger. I tried to test the back of the kona and i didnt have legroom for my 5’4 frame

!!! I thought this was built on the same platform as the Kia Niro, I have the Niro hybrid & the rear seat legroom is huge, I’m 6’2″ and have lots of room back there.

The Niro is one whole foot longer than the Kona

Wow lots of downvotes, apparently people aren’t satisfied with your ability to fit.

The Bolt is definitely quicker (acceleration). I’m not sure that it is faster. I also question why GM would lower the price. A price drop might help the Bolt stay competitive – but will increase losses to GMs bottom line.

GM isn’t losing money on the Bolt…

If they are losing $ is because of GM not because of the Bolt.

Don’t rule out LG as the cause. They were pretty upset when GM leaked the price of their batteries.

Seems like they want to charge a lot more, or at least get a long term contract that justifies building much more capacity.

Also, with LG supplying the whole electric drivetrain, maybe the total package is pricey.

Stop. Please. What do you think it cost to develop the Bolt? You don’t get to ignore development costs. This is a very low volume product- designed from the ground up. The Bolt will never dig out of the hole it has dug. The only question is whether GM can leverage its learnings from the Bolt toward new offerings when the EV revolution begins in earnest.

I would like to point out that my former employer would claim we were “losing money” any project we didn’t make greater than 10% profit margin which most would agree is not an accurate statement.

Without complete access to the development and production costs for the Bolt, we will never know what the Bolt’s numbers look like. I do find it curious that other lower volume vehicles with development costs are not pointed out as” loss leaders” by GM. Of course, one way to reduce those costs is to make more vehicles so you can spread the costs out…I really think there are some persons at GM who are just amazed that the Bolt is selling just as fast as they can make them and did not plan for this. At this point the development costs are “sunk costs” so every car off the assembly line is making them money.

That doesn’t make it compromised if the platform was designed for it, which it was.

Do we know this has 100kWh DCFC? This is a different battery than they are using for the Ionic.

The IONIQ Electric and Soul EV both already have it, so highly unlikely for them to go backwards with a bigger battery.

Hyundai announced that an 80% charge takes 54 minutes with 100 kW CCS. That isn’t particularly fast. The Model 3 LR can take 80% charge in under 40 minutes.

Yes, I would certainly buy that over a Bolt. I like the Bolt mechanically, but it is not really a looker, and is not very luxurious inside.

If they have enough batteries which they obviously don’t and the will to sell it in mass which is questionable for all legacy of auto…

Nearly all bevs are compliance vehicles, sans Tesla, so don’t look to Hyundai to increase bev production much in the next few years…especially in USA

IMO…Camoflauge the Name & This is a Much Better Buy Than The Jaguar By Far! Although it’s A Bit Slower ,But, Well Built , Better Looking .@..A Lot Less Money …Lotsa Bang for the Buck!

Or you could just drive the more expensive, less efficient Bolt so you can be proud of that badge while i laugh at you for being so shallow at red lights.

Kona Electric 64 kWh Technology 325,900 NOK ($39,813)
Kona Electric 64 kWh Technology with leather interior 335,900 NOK ($41,035)
Kona Electric 64 kWh Technology 345,900 NOK ($42,256)

Why are two 64 kWh ones different prices? Is one actually a 39 kWh?

Even more interesting:
-Kona Electric 64 kWh Technology 345,900 NOK
-Metallic paint costs: 345,900 NOK

Metallic paint is as expensive as the car itself!

and google translate says…

The prices are as follows:

KONA electric 64 kWt Technology 325 900 kroner
KONA electric 64 kWt Technology with leather interior 335 900 kroner
KONA electric 64 kWt Technology with sun roof and leather interior 345 900 kroner
Metallic paint costs 4 900 kroner.

It’s really really good paint.

Gold dust is expensive.

Don’t like the retro fit ICE CUV to BEV. Videos at autoshow show back seat is very cramped for taller people. the upcoming Buick bolt CUV clone should be much roomier.

At least you won’t have your knees next to your ears.

Do reported Norway prices include tax? Like they do in other parts of Europe?

There is no tax on EVs in Norway. No tax, no VAT.
Keep in mind though, the Kona EV is much more expensive than the Kona ICE.

Hyundai and Kia have always been brands that keep the others on their toes. Nice looking vehicle.

I don’t see how their minuscule EV production will keep Tesla or even Nissan on their toes.

These are compliance-levels of production we are talking about, not honest attempts at EVs.

They should have forced their battery suppliers to build new plants and ship batteries in much higher volumes for the Ioniq, Soul, Kona and the Niro. As it stands, these cars are practically unicorns in most parts of the world while you see Leafs and Teslas pretty often. Moreover, with these limited productions, this will remain as it is.

Same specs for the much colder Northern Canada? How long to charge up the ones with the bigger batteries? Any insulation against the cold for Canada? Heated seats?

In Korea they also test electric cars in winter temps (-7c) Kona got 273 km winter range. In the same test Bolt got 266 km range.
AC Charging time is advertised at 9hrs and 40 min. DC charging time to 80% takes 54 min

With about 0,3% of all Canadians living in northern Canada it is pretty irrelevant.

WTF R U thinking . In Montreal QC last winter took cold records of consecutive days under – 20 C. forget latitude with regards to cold temps. Southern Canada is deep frozen too.

I’m sure Bruce didn’t mean “the northern part of Canada”, but rather, “Canada, the colder region north of the US”. Quebec/Ontario and Alberta/Saskatchewan are indeed colder than most of the US, although not colder than Minnesota & North Dakota.
BC (the Southern part, which is the only inhabited part) is actually very mild, not much colder than San Francisco.

So 10.000 dollars over the Leaf

40kWh one without battery TMS and probably lowest spec – i would go other way – not much less than Tesla 3 🙂 (when configured wisely)

Sweet Car….All they need is Charging Infrastructure Now !

They have charging infrastructure in Norway.

According do Dutch media outlet Autoweek Hyundai has 1750 available for the Netherlands for 2018. 1500 of those have been reserved.

The first Jaguar I Pace have been registered in may. It seems we might get quite a few of those in 2018 because of the lower tax incentives for vehicles over € 50k in 2019.

So.. basically there are a waiting list for 4-5 years. . Unless they ramp up production..

Remember Norway’s gasoline price is sky high and the incentive to purchase EVs are enormous! You get free public EV charging while gasoline price is 3 to 4 times higher than US!

Gas is very expensive in almost all European countries…

Just a little correction, there is not free public charging. But it is cheap.

Electric revolution happening

Does anyone know the Bolt/Ampera-E range on WLTP?

By, by Model 3 preorder!

It would be an unwise thing to release your M3 reservation for these cars.

Hyundai and Kia seems to have miniscule production atm (50K per yr) due to battery shortage and no rampup in sight (they buy batteries from LG Chem and other relative small producers).

Tesla is ramping up like crazy and their planned 1st phase rampup for the M3 is 500K/yr (10K/week). Their rampup is credible because they have a GF planned for these capacities.

500K base Model3s = 25 GWh of batteries while the initial capacity of the GF is 35GWh and that goes up to 100GWh when it is fully built up.

I changed my mind either way (dangerous “auto pilot”, poor “iPad” interior)

Lol…if you don’t need AP don’t get it. Do you think this has it? I bet yo would get the TM3 faster than this one anyway.

“100 kW CCS Combo DC fast charging capability”
That’s obviously wrong or at least misleading. The German Hyundai website says concering fast charging that the time of 54min for 0->80% SoC will be reached with a charger with at least 70kW. And that seems to be the shortest charging time. I would wonder if other Hyundai websites are saying different things. I found some chargers available in steps resp. with modules of 25kW (with also can be added later). So a 75kW charger would save very much money (that CCS stuff is still very expensive) and won’t be slower than with one modul more for this EV.

“Metallic paint costs …”
Probably in the meantime like for other vehicles that’s the only way if you want a color beside white/gray/silver/black? 🙁
My car was at least available in white, red and blue (not metallic) without paying extra for it, but that’s long ago that I bought that car as a new car…


These specs are way too good to be true.
The model 3 which is a rather smaller sedan can only do 310mi with a 75kWh battery.
A bolt can only do 240mi with 60kWh.
But this big ugly box is supposed to be doing 292mi with a 64kWh?

No way!

– AFAIK the Kona will have a heat pump but the Ampera-e/Bolt doesn’t have one -> quite big difference in energy consumption!
– In the past, EVs also got more efficient by using more efficient motors.
– The really used part of SoC range could be bigger to have more range -> shorter battery life.


Heat pump? A heat pump has nothing to do with EVs. It just moves heat from the cold side to the warm side. For example, a fridge.

“In the past, EVs also got more efficient by using more efficient motors.”

That would have to be in the distant past. All modern motors used in EVs are very efficient.

“The really used part of SoC range could be bigger to have more range -> shorter battery life.”

I don’t think this is likely. It doesn’t attract customers if the batteries fail constantly.

Im not so sure, I had a 2008 Hyundai Getz and a 2012 i30 Wagon, both cars were absolutely great, perhaps the best cars I have owned for the relative price.

I mean I think people are underestimating Hyundai/Kia, these guys have really stepped up to the plate and with very competitive prices

When buying my current car, the i30 was on of the alternatives. The papers said that both cars nearly have the same power, but the i30 drove like it has much less power. So I didn’t buy it. When I drove a i30 as rented car years later, it was the first times I experienced that a engine switched to “emergency mode” (=very limited power). When the technican arrived, the problem of course had disappeared – until he again was to far away from me… I lost hours due to that! 🙁

The radio menu was only available in English and the button for opening the fuel door was very hard to reach…

So I bought a Renault.


But this doesn’t explain the unrealistically good numbers. A bigger bulkier car having better range than the smaller cars per kWh. I can’t see anything realistic that could make this car that much more efficient.

The WLTP cycle is a lot more accurate than the NEDC, but still does not represent the “typical” driving cycle, so I wouldn’t take the 292 mi too seriously.

So? I compared to another WLTP value and an EPA value which is nearly identical to WLTP for every car I saw. (eg: bolt)
As such these claimed specs are more than a little suspicious.

No, the Bolt/Ampera-E has not been officially rated. The Leaf has been officially rated an EPA is 15% shorter range than WLTP. Hyundai already says the Kona should have around 250 miles of EPA range.

On wikipedia both’s available (both’s referenced). There’s a 2 mile difference

The kona is not a huge car… 50 cm shorter than Model 3…

Hmm. It looks larger than it is. It’s almost identical in proportions to the Bolt. But with it’s shape it obviously has less useful internal volume.

Keeping this in mind it’s slightly less incredible, but it still has a worse drag coefficient than the Tesla. (Only slightly better than the Bolt.)

EPA range is 250 I believe.

People in Southern California, don’t get the Kona. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN and buy the Bolt or Model 3.

Your truly,
Selfish Kona EV reserve holder in SoCal

This car seems great for the 37 Americans who will get to buy one each year, if the Ioniq is any indication.

There’s not a lot of CUV choice in this price range with this high of a battery capacity. They will do extremely well if they can build them fast enough. The Ioniq may be the same manufacturer, but it shouldn’t be any indication for how well the Kona will do.

The global production volume for the Kona was announced to be 20,000. Subsequently, Hyundai acknowledged difficulties in obtaining battery cells. Getting more than 5,000 for the first year in the US is unlikely.

Most of the top stories on Inside EVs today are the same. Electric cars sold out. At full price. All the good ones basically.
Meanwhile Toyota executives are complaining because Britain has said that it might (maybe) ban hybrids with electric range of less than 50 miles from 2040. 2040 note. Not 2020. I am staggered. There has to be a place for this guy on Britain’s Brexit negotiating team.

Thanks to tax credits and dealing I was able to get my 2015 Leaf OTD for about half of MSRP . . .

Doesn’t have the range to leave my city but I think it’s going to be more economic to just keep getting a rental for longer trips and wait for the 60kWh price level to come down to ICE levels.

What I kinda want to do is get a 350ZX or RX-7 roller and EV it myself, but that’s still pretty costly and can leave issues.