2019 Hyundai Kona Electric arrives in the US with 250-mile range

With a 250 mile driving range, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric crossover is ready for the masses. Following its debut earlier this month in Geneva, Hyundai has unveiled the US-spec version of 2019 Kona Electric at the New York Auto Show.

The Kona Electric, which is based on the standard Kona is slated to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2018, but it will initially only be offered in California and other ZEV-focuses states. In the US the Kona Electric is powered by a 201 horsepower electric motor and a 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. Hyundai also points out that the battery pack density is greater than that of the Chevy Bolt, one of its main rivals. The Kona Electric is also more efficient than the Nissan Leaf at 117 MPGe.

Charging the Kona Electric will be easy with a Level 3 charger that can charge the battery up to 80 percent in 54 minutes. A Level 2 charger will take nine hours and thirty-five minutes to fully charge the Kona Electric.

The Kona Electric will come standard with Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto capability and the Hyundai Smart Sense safety suite. An 8-inch navigation system, head-up display, rain sensing wipers and Qi wireless charging is optional.

Source: Hyundai

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