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.
Um, so is the $36k figure for the 64 kw or the 39.2 kw battery?
Right, that isn’t very clear. The 64 kWh is the only version available in the USA, and the $36K figure is for USA prices, so that means it is for the 64 kWh version.
I live in Alaska and I have been told by the dealership here that I won’t be able to buy a Kona BEV. I’m really disappointed. I have solar panels and I’d love to own an electric vehicle so I can reduce my carbon footprint as much as I can.
I’d love to hear from someone who actually owns a car like this in NYC. How convenient is it to charge?? What about longer road trips??