Hyundai Kona Electric News

By Brad Berman ·
June 21, 2018

Could the Hyundai Kona Electric Be a Surprise Hit?

Hyundai unveiled the Kona Electric in late March, so we’ve known the formula for its upcoming all-electric crossover for a few months. It’s an attractive yet sedate crossover EV that will likely offer the most range among a new class of affordable big-battery electric vehicles that includes the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. The essential piece of missing information has been the price. The best clue yet about the cost of the Kona Electric, which is due in California in late 2018, came a few weeks ago when Hyundai announced that the crossover EV will sell for the equivalent of about $40,000 in Norway.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 31, 2018

Hyundai Reveals Its 250-Mile All-Electric Crossover SUV

Hyundai this week unveiled its upcoming long-range all-electric crossover at the New York International Auto Show. Since last fall it was known that the battery-powered version of its Kona small SUV would go on sale in late 2018. However, the Korean automaker in New York confirmed that it will carry a 64 kilowatt-hour battery pack capable of traveling about 250 miles on a single charge.

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By Brad Berman ·
January 02, 2018

In 2018, Number of Available Plug-in Cars Will Grow Beyond 50 Models

As we embark upon 2018, there are more than 40 plug-in vehicles available to American consumers. Nearly 10 new models, mostly plug-in hybrids rather than pure electric cars, were added to dealerships over the course of last year—giving car shoppers an unprecedented amount of choice among vehicles that are powered by electricity. That trend is likely to continue this year, with another 10 or so models scheduled for introduction this year.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 27, 2017

Hyundai Begins Big Rollout of Plug-in Vehicles Over Next Five Years

Hyundai plans to introduce as many as five new so-called green cars in the next five years, according to Lee Ki-sang, the company’s senior vice-president. Most of them are expected to be pure electric cars. Within eight years, it will offer as many 38 vehicles that are powered by electric, hydrogen, or hybrid powertrains, according to statements from executives earlier this month. Most immediately, the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In goes on sale in the coming weeks.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 27, 2017

Hyundai Is Preparing for Big Electric Car Future, Even With Anemic Sales of Ioniq EV

Of all the electric cars available today, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric arguably provides the most compelling combination of decent range, at 124 miles on a single charge, and an attractive $29,500 pre-incentive price. But by offering the Ioniq Electric only in California, and keeping marketing efforts on simmer, the potential success for Hyundai’s EV is limited. Yet, even with anemic current sales of the Ioniq EV, Hyundai reiterated is plans for an exciting line-up of plug-in cars in the near future.

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