The Hyundai Kona Electric, an all-electric crossover utility vehicle with 258 miles of range, has DC fast charging capability to help you make the most of that range. (Of course, you’ll still do most of your charging at home and work, even with a longer range and fast charging.)
This crossover’s reasonable size makes it a great choice for all kinds of drivers, including families and people who want to haul some extra stuff. The Kona joins the Hyundai Ioniq Electric and PHEV in the Hyundai lineup as part of the Korean company’s push to be a top 3 EV maker by 2025. It looked so great that we gave it a test drive!
|Starting MSRP||$36,490 (without $7,500 federal tax credit)|
Limited ($41,150 adds sunroof, leather seats, LED headlights)
Ultimate ($44,650 adds 8-inch color touchscreen,
Heads-up Display, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
|All-electric Range (battery size)||258 miles per full charge (64 kWh)|
|Level 1 Charging Time (120V)||2.5 days|
|Level 2 Charging Time (240V)||9 hours and 35 minutes|
|MPGe*||120 combined city/highway|
|0 to 60||6.4 seconds|
|Other Features||+201 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque|
+19.2 cubic feet of cargo space (45.8 with seats lowered)
+Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay®
+Blind-Spot Collision Warning
+Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
Charging the Hyundai Kona Electric at Home
The Hyundai Kona Electric is super easy to charge at home if you can install a home charger. You’ll get a full 258-mile charge in under 10 hours using a 240V “Level 2” AC charger like ChargePoint Home.
If you can only access a wall outlet, it’s simple (though slower) to charge the Kona using the Level 1 charger that comes with the car. That will take about two and a half days from an empty battery.
Charging the Hyundai Kona Electric at Work and Around Town
More and more workplaces are offering EV charging as an amenity for employees. If your company doesn’t yet, ask about the option and you may soon enjoy the convenience of charging up while you work the day.
While you may not have noticed them if you don’t already drive electric, there are often charging spots at restaurants, stores and other places you spend time. Charging at work or around town is a great way to keep your battery topped off.
For Level 2 charging at work or around town, the Kona uses the universal J1772 connector, which is supported at every ChargePoint Level 2 charging station.
Like charging at home, the best part about charging at work or around town is that you can go about your day while charging, instead of waiting around for your EV to refuel. You can discover places to charge near you in the ChargePoint app and just tap your phone on any station to start charging.