Hyundai Kona Electric News

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

    Market adjustments are nothing new, and electric cars are hardly immune to price bumps—up or down. Last month, the 258-mile 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric crossover quietly became $500 dearer to interested EV shoppers without any equipment changes. The automaker hiked the starting price for a 2019 Kona Electric SEL to $37,995, up from $37,495, including $1,045 mandatory destination charges. The increase was effective March 27, according to documents from the automaker, however the Hyundai consumer site doesn't yet reflect the new starting price. Our colleagues at CarsDirect reported on...

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    Which electric SUV would you buy? Twitter poll results

    Our readers are nothing if not Tesla fans. After Tesla introduced its more-affordable SUV, the Model Y, earlier this month, we revisited the question of which electric SUV on the market our readers would be most interested in buying. It was one of the most popular polls we've posted in months, with...

  • 2019 Kia Niro EV
    Hyundai and Kia EVs may just avoid "compliance car" stigma, but is that enough?

    The Kia Niro EV that we drove earlier this week is one of the year’s best new green vehicles, and a great long-range electric car. However, unless you happen to live in one of several specific states and regions, the chances that you’ll see one are quite low. Based on conversations with...

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    Electric Infiniti, Hyundai Kona Electric price, Nio ES6, German batteries: Today's Car News

    Infiniti plans to introduce a concept version of its first production electric car at the Detroit auto show next month. Hyundai announces pricing for its upcoming Kona Electric. Chinese electric startup automaker Nio reveals its second production model. And German automakers announce big...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
    2019 Hyundai Kona Electric price tag meets Chevy Bolt EV, beats it come April

    If you happen to be in California, rejoice; the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric will arrive at dealerships in January, at just $37,495. That brings the effective total to $29,995 for the Kona Electric, provided you have enough taxable income to receive the full the federal electric vehicle tax credit...

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    Infiniti tech, Chrysler Pacifica recall, Hyundai Kona electric, charging costs: Today's Car News

    Infiniti bumps turbo fuel efficiency with a new variable-compression engine. Chrysler recalls Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivans—again. Faster charging is coming—but it won't come cheap. And we detail why the Hyundai Kona Electric is one of our three finalists for Green Car Reports Best...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

    In our quest to find Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is shaping up to be the “no drama” candidate. By now, we’ve had four distinct experiences with this small, fully electric crossover—or tall hatchback, depending on how you see it. That’s included plodding along on congestion-choked Los Angeles boulevards; zigzagging along tight canyon roads just outside LA; running over potholed, battered suburban streets and highways around Detroit; and then, specifically for our Best Car To Buy roundup, at an undisclosed location in...

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    One of these 3 cars will be Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2019

    Despite a long list of green-car debuts anticipated over the next couple of years, this year hasn't exactly brought a bevy of new electric models. As we wait for the market to blossom with new entries in coming years, we have three strong contenders for this year's top position—our Best Car...

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    Tesla Model 3 range-efficiency edge is a serious market strength

    Although Tesla may still sometimes be finding its way in terms of how to build cars themselves, it retains a distinct advantage over pretty much every other automaker in one respect: superb power management. Buried in the company’s third-quarter 2018 financial results—hailing a...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric  -  First Drive  -  Hollywood, CA
    2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: first drive of affordable 258-mile crossover

    Our first test-drive time with the Hyundai Kona Electric included plenty of what’s very familiar to Los Angelenos: plodding along to the next stoplight on wide boulevards, waiting another few minutes, and repeating—with occasional squirts into traffic gaps and quick merges into the...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
    2019 Hyundai Kona Electric rated at class-leading 258 miles of range by EPA

    The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric boasts the greatest range of any electric car built by a full-range automaker: 258 miles, according to the EPA. That bests the Nissan Leaf's 151 miles and Chevrolet Bolt EV's 238 miles, and it nearly ties the Tesla Model S 75D's 259-mile range. The news was first...