Hyundai Kona Electric range, battery & charging

The Hyundai Kona Electric offers unbeatable range for the money

Range Battery size Wallbox charge time Fast charge time
279 miles 64kWh 10hrs 15mins (7.4kW, 0-100%) 1hr 10mins (50kW, 10-80%)

With 279 miles on offer from its battery, the Kona Electric is a tempting buy. Sadly, the option to buy a smaller battery for a still-useful 180-mile range is no longer available, so the Kona Electric is not as good value as it originally was.

Hyundai Kona Electric range

There’s no doubt range anxiety is becoming less of an issue across the board as battery technology for electric cars develops. Indeed, the 279-mile range of the Kona’s battery seems to cross a threshold of acceptability – giving electric-car drivers a similar amount of freedom to travel as a typical tank of fossil fuel.

Charge time

Big batteries take longer to charge than small ones, and it would take more than 30 hours to charge the Kona Electric’s 64kWh unit with the supplied cable using a three-pin domestic socket.

Fortunately, Hyundai also provides a Type 2 cable that gives you access to the vast majority of public fast chargers, and the Kona will also take a CCS cable that's commonly found at rapid chargers on the motorway.

Hyundai has a deal with wallbox provider PodPoint to fit dedicated charging points at owners’ homes, too; do this, and most drivers will never need to worry about range ever again.

Battery warranty

There’s an eight-year/125,000-mile warranty on the Kona Electric’s battery.