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Hyundai Kona Electric costs, insurance, warranty & tax

Once the relatively high purchase price is covered, the Hyundai Kona Electric should be extremely cost-effective to run

Hyundai Kona Electric
Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£30,111 - £40,861
Fuel Type:
Electric
Insurance groupWarrantyService intervals2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
26-275yrs / unlimited miles1yr / 10,000 milesFrom £61 / £122

Like all electric cars, the Kona Electric will be very cheap to run on an ongoing basis once you've got over the hurdle of the relatively high purchase (or monthly finance) cost. However, the Kia e-Niro (which gets the same battery and range) makes the Hyundai look a bit expensive if you factor in the e-Niro's generous equipment. Still, it’s not as though the Kona is poorly equipped or requires a lot of options ticking. In fact, the Kona Electric is well equipped at all price points, and there’s not much else you can spend money on – apart from metallic or pearl paint and a funky two-tone roof.

Hyundai Kona Electric insurance group

The Premium and Premium SE versions of the Kona Electric are in insurance groups 26 and 27 respectively. That's pretty competitive in this area of the market; some electric cars can cost a small fortune to insure.

Warranty

Some electric cars come with a seven-year warranty, but Hyundai's admirable five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty is still very generous; it's available with any new model and the Kona Electric benefits from this, too. The eight-year/125,000-mile battery warranty is an added bonus.

Servicing

We’re waiting to hear details of service costs for the Hyundai Kona Electric, but again they should be competitive, with all-inclusive deals available to help with the budgeting.

Road tax

There’s no road tax levied on vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions right now and the Kona Electric is also exempt from the London Congestion Charge until 2025.

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