Hyundai unveiled the US version of its Kona Electric crossover at the recent New York Auto Show. The electric version of the Kona is to go on sale in California in the fourth quarter of 2018, and in the other ZEV states “shortly thereafter.”
The Kona Electric features a 64 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack that delivers a range of 250 miles, and a permanent-magnet synchronous motor with power output of 201 hp (150 kW) and torque of 291 lb-ft (394 N-m).
The Level 2 charging rate is 7.2 kW. SAE Combo fast charging is standard, and offers a rate of 100 kW.
The Kona Electric has 19.2 cubic feet of rear cargo volume, which Hyundai says is exactly the same as the legacy ICE Kona.