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New Hyundai Kona Electric Outperforms Its Main Rivals By Driving Range

A new Hyundai Kona Electric can be the leader among electric vehicles by its driving range per charge thank to a 64-kWh powerful battery pack.

The car is able to ride 470 km without recharging, that is much more than the main rivals – the Nissan Leaf and Renault ZOE.

The battery helps creating additional comfort for the driver and passengers, in particular, air conditioning, heating and cooling of the seats.

At the same time, a large capacity requires a considerable power of the charger. It is provided at special stations. However, intense charging current shortens the battery life, although charges it quickly.

For the fastest possible recharging, The Kona Electric can be charged at direct current (DC) rapid charger stations. In this case the charging time for the model with 64kWh battery (premium trim levels) will be 75 min. The max charging power of around 70 kW is available between 0 to over 55% state of charge.

The Hyundai Kona Electric has been already on sale in some European countries, for example in Germany it costs from €34,600 and from £24,995 in the UK. It will enter the US market early next year.

Photo: 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric (US)

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