A Competitive Edge in the Automotive Category – The Hyundai Kona Electric


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How far can a Hyundai Kona electric drive on a single charge without recharging? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the proposed range is just 258 miles, the remaining distance on a charge of just under five hours. By comparison, the Nissan Armada has a suggested range of just over seven hours, and the Nissan Sentria has a range of about eight hours.

Three Models

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At present, the Hyundai Kona electric drive system comes in a range of three models. There are the entry level S model, and then there are two trim levels with the gasoline powered engine still available. From the entry level, it is a very economical choice, especially as it is coupled with Nissan’s CVT transmission. The sedan and the Coupe models feature power assisted manual transmissions. From the top of the range, the newest model in the Hyundai Kona electric drive range, the Kona Black Car features an electric motor, electric battery and regenerative braking.

All these trim levels come standard with the Hyundai Kona. All models have air conditioning which is controlled by a remote control. All come with a standard feature called the Shared Cloth Seat, which allows up to four people to sit in the front. All models are fitted with a large LCD screen which displays information such as oil pressure and temperature and also the speed. All models come standard with a six-way adjustable driver seat, a front headrest, front and rear sunroofs and a central locking system.

Technological Options

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In addition to all these standard features, the new Hyundai Kona ev has many new technological options. For example, it offers power-adjustable front seats, which means that you can adjust the height of the seats to suit your own personal needs, without compromising on comfort. The car’s center console and shifter have also been refined for greater ergonomic convenience. All the standard features of the Kona ev include air-conditioning, power locks, front air bags, vehicle stability control with traction control and three-point seatbelts.

The Hyundai Kona Electric will be available for a price when it goes on sale from the Korean Motor Company, known as KIA. It is scheduled to go on sale in Japan at the end of this summer. A decision on pricing has not yet been made, so the best guess is that it will be a mid-priced plug-in hybrid. The EPA estimates that it will get about 21 miles per gallon when it is running alone, which is excellent by any standards.

Gasoline Engine And An Electric Motor

A significant advantage of the Hyundai Kona electric SUV is that it is the only one of its kind to offer both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. That makes it a “hybrid” vehicle. The electric motors are part of the drive train system, while the gasoline engine is independent and used only for acceleration. This makes for a much more fuel efficient vehicle. It also offers a larger driving range than many other plug-ins.

Last Words

The biggest advancement in the new Hyundai Kona is in the amount of passenger space offered. While the gas-powered version offers a standard roof height of 16 inches, the electric version offers a legible, attractive roof that matches the length of the vehicle. This allows a greater amount of legroom between the passengers and helps increase the cargo space. The new model also offers better handling and an aggressive stance in its design, most notably the wider front bumper and wider rear bumper. With these improvements, the new Hyundai Kona is set to be a big hit.

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