2019 Kona Electric Specs, Battery Pack, Overview

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.

Kona Electric Motor Drive System
Kona Electric Motor Drive System

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.

The estimated 250 mile range is impressive as this surpasses the 2018 Nissan Leaf (151 miles), Chevy Bolt (238 miles) and Teals Model 3 Standard (220 miles) range on a single charge.

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.

Hyundai Kona Electric Battery Pack diagram
Hyundai Kona Electric Battery Pack diagram
A closer look under the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric's hood
A closer look under the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric's hood

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?

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Electric Motor/Drive Unit

Motor TypePermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
Power Output150 kW (201HP)
Torque290. lb-ft.

Battery Pack

Battery TypeLithium-ion Polymer
Battery System Capacity64.0 kWh

Charge Time

Level II, Standard (7.2 kW onboard charger)~9 hrs 35 min
Level III, Quick Charge- 50kW~75 min
Level III, Quick Charge- 100kW~54 min
Charge Port LocationFront Grille / Driver Side


All Electric Range250 miles (est.)
Max Vehicle Operation Speed, Electronically Governed104MPH
Energy Efficiency117 MPGe

Drive / Transmission

Drive TypeFWD (Front Wheel Drive)
Drive Mode SelectComfort → Eco → Sport
Transmission TypeSingle-speed Reduction Gear
Gear Ratio7.981


FrontMacPherson strut with coil spring w/ Shock Absorbers - Advanced Valve (RS Type)


Front Brakes305 x 25 ventilated disc
Rear Brakes300 x 10 solid disc
SafetyABS w/ Electronic Brack-Force Distribution (EBD)
Wheels17 x 7.0J Alloys


TypeMotor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) power assisted w/ Rack and Pinion type steering gear
Overall Ratio13.2 : 1
Turns, lock to lock2.5
Turning diameter (curb to curb, in feet)34.8

Exterior Dimensions (in)

Overall Length164.6
Overall width70.9
Overall height61.2

Interior Dimensions (in)

Head Room (front / rear)39.6 / 37.7
Front Head Room with panoramic sunroof38.0
Leg Room (front / rear)41.5 / 33.4
Shoulder Room (front / rear)55.5 / 54.5
Hip Room (front / rear)53.3 / 52.2

Interior Volume / Cargo Space (cubic ft)

Total interior volume (w/o pano sunroof)113.3
Passenger interior volume (w/o pano sunroof)94.1
Cargo capacity, rear seats up19.2
Cargo capacity, rear seats folded down45.8

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Photo Gallery

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