Hyundai has set a brand new vary file with three Kona Electric crossovers, which have been examined for 3 days on the Lausitzring circuit in Germany.
At the tip of the trials, every of the three zero-emission autos exceeded the aim of 620 miles (1,000 km) on a single battery cost, touring for 633, 636.three and 637.5 miles (1,018.7, 1,024.1 and 1,026 km) respectively.
Lasting for nearly 35 hours, the check included three groups, two from Hyundai and one from AutoBild, and was monitored by Dekra, the European car inspection firm that has operated the Lausitzring since 2017. All automobiles used have been unmodified and rode on 215/55R17 tires. The air-con items and leisure techniques have been switched off, however the daytime operating lights remained on to adjust to authorized necessities.
At the tip of the three days, they recorded 36 driver modifications and the automobiles achieved a mean velocity between 18-19 mph (29-31 km/h). These, in line with Hyundai, replicate the everyday inner-city visitors speeds in Europe, together with the visitors mild modifications and residential areas the place the utmost velocity restrict is 19 mph (30 km/h).
“With this test, the Kona Electric confirmed what many of our customers already know: it is a reliably efficient and eco-friendly lifestyle SUV that is practical for everyday use”, stated Hyundai Germany Managing Director Jurgen Keller. “Customers driving the Kona Electric or other Hyundai EVs can expect to drive long distances without recharging or feeling range anxiety.”
Priced from €33,971.43 ($39,961) in Germany within the 134 HP (136 PS / 100 kW) model and €40,794.96 ($47,988) within the 201 HP (204 PS / 150 kW) one, the Kona Electric has a 279-mile (449 km) vary as per the WLTP cycle.
In the United States, it’s provided within the more powerful version solely, with an MSRP of $37,190 and an EPA-rated 258-mile (415 km) vary.