Electric Range and Charging
The Hyundai Kona has a claimed range of 300 miles, which is very impressive for an electric SUV. It’s one of the Kona’s major selling points.
It surpasses rivals like the E-Niro (282), Peugeot e-2008 (206) and actually comes closer to something more premium like Volkswagen ID.4 (322).
Throughout our time reviewing the Kona Electric, we tried it in various driving conditions and lowering temperatures. We found the real-world range to be closer to the 280-290 mark, but to achieve over 90 per cent of the claimed range is very impressive.
When it comes to charging your Kona, it will go from 10 to 80% via a 100kW rapid charger in around 47 minutes. Standard charging via a 7.2kW charger will take you 9 hours and 15 minutes.
This falls drastically short of the Peugeot e-2008, which can recoup up to 80 per cent of its charge in just 30 minutes when connected to a 100kW rapid charger.
Where the Kona is different to many EVs is with its charging port, which is placed at the front of the vehicle. This wasn’t anything new for this specific version of the Kona, but I found it so handy. To just drive into a charging port was incredibly practical. For some charging stations, this won’t be the case, but for the majority, it will save you time dragging wires around the vehicle.