Just like the Kia Niro EV, the Hyundai Kona EV will be third powertrain option for the new vehicle. First, Hyundai will sell the standard powertrain version, followed by a plug-in hybrid Kona. Then, later next year, Hyundai will release a pure electric version of the Hyundai Kona crossover utility vehicle.
Original reports were that the Kona would have a 40 kWh battery pack, and while that’s still true, we’ve just learned that the Kona EV will also come with a larger, optional, 60 kWh lithium ion battery pack built by LG that should be good for around 210 miles of range.
Along with class-leading EV range, the Kona Electric will have a full suite of electronic safety features and will have the capacity to quick charge at 150 kW chargers.
Pricing for the Kona Electric is expected to be under $40,000 USD.