Hyundai Kona Electric Tested In Extreme Sub-Zero Conditions

Blue Hyundai Kona Electric cold weather testing

MAR 15 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 3

Hyundai takes its Kona Electric to its Sweden proving grounds, just south of the Arctic Circle, to see how it fares in rigorous cold testing.

Cold weather is surely a hot topic when it comes to EVs. All cars are impacted by the cold, but vehicles with a battery face greater challenges. Not only does range take a notable hit, but also charging takes longer.

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Blue Hyundai Kona Electric cold weather testing

Hyundai Kona Electric cold weather testing

Often we see videos or read reviews about cold testing and then find out that the temperature was between 0 to 20°C, and most driving was done on paved roads that have been cleared of snow. This is not true cold and is really a waste of time to report on.

Hyundai’s recent tests put its electric vehicles through extreme temps down to 35°C.  Not to mention that much of the driving is on snowy, unpaved surfaces. Now we’re talking.

There’s no dialogue or specific information in the video. Instead, it’s packed with intense videography and breathtaking scenery. Whether or not you’re a Hyundai fan, this is surely worth a watch (full Kona Electric details here).

Video Description via Hyundai Motor Europe on YouTube:

At our Proving Ground in Sweden, just an hour’s drive away from the Acrtic Circle, we tested our latest electrified vehicles in the most extreme sub-zero conditions. The rigorous testing ensures winter-proved operation of Hyundai’s electrified vehicles in temperatures as low as -35°C.

More Cold Testing – 2018 Nissan LEAF Driven In Canada At -7°C 

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3 Comments on "Hyundai Kona Electric Tested In Extreme Sub-Zero Conditions"

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mx

I’m impressed these have fully independent rear suspension.

Terawatt

Arjeplog is often seriously cold, and many manufacturers do their winter-weather testing there.

Pity it is basically just an ad and there’s no real information.

But the KONA seems tempting. I expect to receive the offer to convert my reservation into an order sometime in the next month or two, and I am still unsure what to do!

Also funny that the name means “the wife” in Norwegian. Endless puns.

kubel

Disappointing that they waste so much space between the front two seats making the car so claustrophobic.