Late last week, Hyundai USA announced the starting price for the long-awaited 2019 Kona Electric – the vehicle Hyundai is calling a ‘convention-breaking electric crossover.’
The Kona Electric starting price is just $36,450, and after factoring the $7500 federal tax credit in, has a net effective price of $28,950 plus a delivery charge.
For an electric vehicle that’s rated at 258 miles by the EPA (the highest ranking non-Tesla EV), it’s priced cheaper than some of the competition! This could lead to a supply crunch for the Kona EV, but Hyundai Motor America’s VP was told by his bosses in South Korea that they will “make sure” that they have enough to satisfy demand.
Pricing for other Kona Electric trim levels will be announced “shortly”, and Hyundai is planning initial availability for California in the beginning of 2019.