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Hyundai Kona Electric SUV to have range of up to 300 miles

5 Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai's battery-electric small SUV, Kona Electric, is to have a range of up to 300 miles.

The model, which will go on sale in the summer, will be available with two different powertrains: 'long-range' which has a battery capacity of 64kWh and provides a range of up to 292 miles, and 'short-range' which has a battery capacity of 39.2kWh and range of up to 186 miles.

Charging the lithium-ion polymer battery up to 80% takes about 54 minutes using a 100kW direct current (DC) fast charger.

With the 7.2kW on-board-charger, charging with alternating current (AC) takes 9 hours 40 minutes for the long-range battery pack and 6 hours 10 minutes for the shorter-range battery pack. 

Kona Electric uses a shift-by-wire operation gear control. The adjustable regenerative braking system allows the driver to adjust the intensity of the regenerative braking by using the paddle shifts behind the steering wheel.

The system recuperates additional energy when possible.

The interior features a seven-inch supervision cluster, which displays key information about the car’s driving performance and, in addition, the head-up display shows relevant driving information directly to the driver’s line of sight. 

Kona Electric is equipped with Hyundai's latest active safety and driving assistance technologies, called SmartSense: Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Detection including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Speed Limit Information Function.


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