2019 Hyundai Kona Electric – detailed specs, battery pack, HD photos
Hyundai is expanding their pure electric vehicle program with the addition of the new Hyundai Kona Electric unveiled at the New York Auto Show last month.
Compact Utility Vehicles (CUVs) are the new sensation in the automotive market and ‘Electric’ is becoming the new norm — Hyundai understands this and brought us the 2019 Kona Electric CUV. Kona Electric will be available for sale by Hyundai in North America later this year.
The 64.0 kWh battery pack powers the 150 kW (201HP) electric motor which produces 290. lb-ft. of instant torque.
Electric Vehicles are great at handling as the center of gravity is ideally located due to the weight of the battery pack distributed across the vehicle floor. EV specific front-trunk often referred to as the ‘frunk’ is not available in the Kona Electric due to the drive unit setup in the front.
Hyundai’s statement in their 2019 Kona Electric press release describes the electric propulsion system of the vehicle as;
The Kona Electric powertrain employs a high-efficiency 150 kW (201 horsepower) permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor supplied by a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. The motor develops 291 lb.-ft. of torque distributed to the front wheels through a 7.981 axle ratio. The powertrain inverter has a power density of 25.4 kVA per liter. The battery system is liquid-cooled and operates at 356 volts. Battery pack energy density is 141.3 Wh/kg (greater than Chevy Bolt), with a total battery system weight under 1,000 lbs. In addition, Kona Electric energy efficiency is internally-estimated at 117 MPGe, superior to Nissan Leaf (112 MPGe), Tesla Model S (104 MPGe), and Tesla Model X (93 MPGe).
Hyundai’s press release also discusses the on-board and level 3 charging capability as follows;
The Kona Electric utilizes a Level-II on-board charging system capable of a 7.2 kW rate of charge for rapid recharging characteristics. Kona Electric estimated range is a segment-leading 250 miles, meeting the varying needs of owner lifestyles. An eighty percent charge can be achieved in 54 minutes with a Level-III quick charge (zero to 80 percent charge @ 100 kW), using the SAE-Combo charging port, while a 7.2 kW Level-II charger takes nine hours and thirty five minutes. This 100 kW DC fast-charging capability is standard on the Kona Electric. For charging convenience, the charging port is located in the front grille area for head-in parking ease whenever charging is needed.
Below the first figure shows 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric CUV’s battery pack setup and the second picture shows us the view of Kona Electric’s under the hood, click to zoom-in.
You can browse the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric specs in as much detail as we possibly could get at this time, more details are sure to come as the vehicle starts reaching dealerships and customers in Q4, 2018.
You can also browse the HD photo gallery of the 2019 Kona Electric at the end of the page. Do tell us your thoughts in the comments section below, how you find this new electric CUV by Hyundai?
2019 Hyundai Kona Specs
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