The Kona Electric is the first long-range, value-oriented electric car with true crossover dimensions. It offers a compelling balance of size and capability with an E.P.A. estimated range of 258 miles. That’s more driving range than any EV that’s not a Tesla. Compared to the Chevrolet Bolt, the Kona EV offers 20 more miles of range, nearly three more feet of cargo, and a couple more inches of rear shoulder space.

Those advantages become an even bigger deal when you consider that the Kona EV’s starting price is $36,450 – or below $30,000 after the federal tax credit. Isn’t the Kona EV precisely the kind of long-range, affordable electric car that could bring EVs to the masses? We say yes, but fulfilling that potential will depend on Hyundai producing enough of them to meet demand.

BATTERY: 64 kWh
RANGE: 258 miles
BASE PRICE: $36,450