The all-new Kona Electric: Driving performance

- Driving the Kona Electric is an uncompromising statement about clean mobility – an objective Hyundai is highly committed to.

The choice of powertrains strengthens the suitability of the car for a variety of lifestyles.


The Kona Electric offers a 64-kWh battery which provides an electric range of 279 miles and an energy consumption of 14.3 kWh / 62 miles (under WLTP testing). The electric motor delivers an output of 150 kW, accelerating the Kona Electric from 0 to 62 mph in impressive 7.6 seconds.

395 Nm of immediate torque is available, bestowing Kona Electric with fun-to-drive dynamics, with full power available from the first second, and providing a maximum speed of 104 mph.

The shift-by-wire system enables operation of the car simply by pressing buttons to switch driving modes. It also eliminates the routing space required for housing the linkages between a mechanical gear shift and the transmission, providing additional storage space in the front of the car. The fully-electric subcompact SUV also features an electronic parking brake (EPB).

Charging the lithium-ion polymer battery up to 80% only takes about 54 minutes using a 100-kW direct current (DC) fast charger, or 75 minutes using a 50 kW DC charger. With the 7.2 kW on-board charger, charging with alternating current (AC) takes 9 hours 35 minutes. Drivers also have the option of charging their car at a compatible regular household power socket using the ICCB-cable (in-cable control box). The charging port is located at the front of the car, next to the Hyundai logo.