Finding an electric vehicle (EV) with a solid performance and reliable range is challenging, but the 2024 Hyundai KONA Electric meets this challenge. This model stands out in the Hyundai EV lineup and is known for its efficient power and impressive range.
The 2024 KONA Electric is perfect if you’re looking for an EV that doesn’t compromise. It packs enough power under the hood to handle quick accelerations and responsive driving.
What sets the KONA Electric apart is its range. Hyundai has focused on making this vehicle capable of longer trips without frequent stops to recharge. This range capability addresses one of the biggest concerns of EV buyers, making the KONA Electric a practical choice for everyday use and longer journeys.
KONA Electric Battery: Capacity and Range
The 2024 Hyundai KONA Electric features two battery options tailored to different driving needs.
The SE trim is equipped with a 48.6 kWh lithium-ion battery, offering a solid EPA-estimated range of 200 miles. This makes it suitable for daily use, particularly for city driving and short commutes.
The SEL and Limited trims have a larger 64.8 kWh lithium-ion battery for extended range, providing an estimated range of 261 miles. This extended range is ideal for longer trips, reducing the need for charging stops. Both battery options reflect Hyundai’s focus on efficiency, ensuring the KONA Electric is practical and can meet all your needs.
Hyundai’s use of lithium-ion batteries in the KONA Electric underlines a commitment to reliable, long-lasting battery performance. Whether it’s the standard range for everyday tasks or the extended range for longer journeys, the KONA Electric offers a dependable electric driving experience.
Charging Options and Speeds for the 2024 Hyundai KONA Electric
The 2024 Hyundai KONA Electric offers versatile charging options to match your lifestyle and driving routine.
The KONA Electric is equipped with an 11 kW onboard charger for home or public Level 2 charging. Charging times vary depending on the model and battery size. The SE model, featuring a 48.6 kWh battery, can be fully charged (from 10% to 100%) in approximately four hours and 55 minutes, making it convenient for overnight charging or topping up the battery during a workday.
With a larger 64.8 kWh battery, the SEL and Limited models have a slightly longer charging time, taking about six hours and five minutes to charge from 10% to 100%. These Level 2 charging times are practical for daily use, ensuring the vehicle is ready for regular commutes or errands.
Regarding Level 3 quick charging, the KONA Electric shows its adaptability for faster charging needs. Using a 50 kW charger, all models can charge from 10% to 80% in approximately 65 minutes. For an even quicker charge, a 100 kW charger reduces this time to 45 minutes for all models. These quick-charging capabilities are especially beneficial for long-distance travel, reducing the recharge time so you can continue your trip.
Exterior and Design
The 2024 Hyundai KONA Electric debuts with a sporty and EV-inspired redesign, marking a significant step up in its aesthetic appeal. This latest model has undergone a complete redesign, showcasing a fresh and modern look that aligns with the current trends in EV design. The exterior is not just about style; it also focuses on improved aerodynamics, a crucial aspect for enhancing efficiency in EVs.
One of the standout features of the 2024 KONA Electric is its drag coefficient of 0.27, which represents a thoughtful blend of form and function. This improvement in aerodynamics contributes to the vehicle’s overall efficiency and performance. Highlights include an improved nose and rear liftgate design, which are crafted to minimize air resistance. Additionally, the active grille shutters further optimize airflow, reducing drag and enhancing the vehicle’s range and battery efficiency.
Interior and Technology
The 2024 Hyundai KONA Electric introduces an enhanced interior layout and advanced technology features, setting a new standard in the EV market. The redesigned interior is more spacious and versatile, measuring 104.7 inches in length, 71.9 inches in width, and 62.2 inches in height, including roof rails. This increased space is complemented by a more efficient design, including front seats that are 30% slimmer, significantly boosting rear passenger legroom. The rear seats now feature a reclining option, improving your passengers’ comfort during long drives.
Regarding cargo space, the KONA Electric excels with up to 63.7 cubic feet of rear cargo volume. This is made possible by fully foldable second-row seating, which enhances the vehicle’s practicality and convenience for various loading needs, from daily groceries to oversized items for road trips or outdoor activities.
Technologically, the KONA Electric’s interior is a leap forward. It features a tech-infused “living space” with a floating horizontal C-Pad, integrating dual 12.3-inch panoramic display screens that serve both you and your front passenger. These screens provide easy access to navigation, entertainment, and vehicle settings. The Limited model further ups the ante with advanced features such as Digital Key 2 Touch, Over-the-Air software updates for continuous improvement, and Hyundai’s next-generation infotainment system, offering a seamless and intuitive user experience.
Performance and Utility
The 2024 Hyundai KONA Electric not only excels in terms of its electric powertrain but also shines with its utility and innovative features. Another standout feature is the Vehicle-to-Load feature, which allows the KONA Electric to act as a mobile power source. This functionality enables the vehicle to supply power to external devices, making it a practical option for outdoor activities, emergencies, or any situation where external power is needed.
In addition to its utility features, the 2024 KONA Electric has introduced a smart regenerative system, enhancing the driving experience and efficiency. This system intelligently adjusts the level of regenerative braking based on real-time traffic and driving conditions. It also helps maximize energy recovery and extend the vehicle’s range.
The vehicle also offers additional storage space, featuring a 0.95-cubic-foot “frunk” (front trunk). This extra compartment, located where a conventional vehicle’s engine would be, provides a handy space for storing small items.
Experience the Future: Test-Drive the 2024 KONA Electric
The 2024 Hyundai KONA Electric is a remarkable blend of innovation, efficiency, and versatility, offering an exciting glimpse into the future of electric driving. Check out our available inventory and schedule a test drive at our dealership in McKinney, Texas, to experience the dynamic performance and utility of the KONA Electric firsthand. While you’re there, don’t forget our new vehicle specials that are available to make it even easier to get into a new Hyundai.