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Electric Hyundai Kona Slated For Early 2018 Debut

Electric Hyundai Kona Slated For Early 2018 Debut

An all-electric variant of the Hyundai Kona SUV is slated for reveal next March in Geneva. The pure electric SUV is expected to offer about 240 miles of range per charge.

The concept of an electric Kona is not knew. Since the automaker first showed the Kona to the public it has confirmed it plans to electrify the Kona with both a plug-in hybrid system and pure EV powertrain.

Kona will actually utilize a new electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack than that of the Ioniq EV. Although details of the new powertrain are still unknown, the battery pack is rumored to be in excess of 50-kWh, which would certainly allow for a range above 220 miles.

Thus far Hyundai has not confirmed if the electric Kona will arrive stateside. For now we just know it will be available in South Korea and Europe. Whether or not it arrives stateside will likely hinge on the success of the Ioniq EV and rather or not Hyundai feels it needs it in the U.S. to check regulatory boxes.





 

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