The recently launched Hyundai Kona Electric has already received a lot of likes around the world. It is a relatively inexpensive vehicle with a long driving range and few complaints. Moreover, compared to rivals, the model has the lowest price/mile ratio, according to EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) data.
The all-electric Hyundai Kona is a well-balanced combination of affordable price, energy efficiency and power.
The manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) is $37,495 in the USA. After a $7,500 federal tax credit included, the base price will be $29,995. The car can run 258 miles/415km (EPA circle) on a single charge, provided by a high-capacity battery (64kWh).
When we take a ratio of price (MSRP + destination charge) per mile, a margin will be $145/mile ($90/km). That is the lowest figure in comparison with other EVs on the market. The second result is achieved by the Chevrolet Bold (9 percent higher, $158/mile).
So, we can say that the Hyundai Kona Electric is the cheapest electric car per mile of range in America.
Hence, it is the best buy among EV offerings for today. With the Kona’s cost of $29,995, the base price/mile will be as low as $116.