Even in winter you can still count on 300+ km (200+ miles)

Bjørn Nyland recently had the opportunity to test the Hyundai Kona Electric (64 kWh version), purchased about 7 months ago, which already has driven 14,000 km (8,700 miles).

The winter range test was very tough, as the temperatures were as low as -17°C. In such circumstances, energy consumption is high:

  • at 90 km/h (56 mph) - 330 km (205 miles) and about 195 Wh/km
  • at 120 km/h (75 mph) - 250 km (155 miles) and about 256 Wh/km

The problem with winter use of Hyundai Kona Electric (and many other EVs) is limited fast charging power - below half of the normally expected values.

In the case of the noise test, the results were moderate, around 68 dB:

Hyundai Kona Electric noise test (Source: Bjørn Nyland)

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