Hyundai Kona Electric hits 100,000 global sales milestone.

17 July, 2020

  • Hyundai Kona Electric achieved the 100k milestone in just over two years since its global launch
  • Kona Electric’s class-leading driving range, fast-charging capability, safety and convenience features have led to sales success and industry accolades
  • Hyundai is aiming to sell 560,000 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) annually by 2025, leveraging Kona Electric’s global success

Kona Electric, Hyundai Motor Company’s globally rewarded pure electric small SUV, has surpassed the 100,000 global sales milestone. Cumulative sales of Kona Electric reached 103,719 units as of June 30 - just over two years since its global launch in March 2018. Sales outside of its home market Korea accounted for more than three quarters of the total.

Kona Electric has been widely lauded for its class-leading driving range, fast-charging capability, safety and convenience features.

Global Accolades:

  • In April 2020, the inaugural TopGear Electric Awards named the model the Best Small Family Car, based on its performance during a 24-hour, 1,600-km European road trip
  • In 2002, U.S. News & World Report named it the Best Electric Vehicle
  • In 2019, WardsAuto included Kona Electric on its 10 best engines list. In 2018, Auto Express named it the Affordable Electric Car of the Year
  • The EV also played a role in the Kona nameplate winning Spanish newspaper ABC’s Best Car of the Year award
  • It also won the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

Local Accolades:

  • 2019 Good Design Awards - Automotive and Transport product category (overall winner)
  • 2019 The West Australian - Green Car of the Year

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Building on Kona Electric’s successful legacy, Hyundai Motor Company is focused on making zero-emissions mobility a reality, making it a significant part of its long-term strategy. By 2025, the company aims to sell 560,000 BEVs in addition to Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) models.

About Kona Electric

  • Hyundai Kona Electric brings long-range, zero-emissions electric motoring in an attractive, sporty and practical small SUV
  • Kona Electric has a real-world battery range of 449km (WLTP)
  • Ultra-fast 100kW DC charging can bring the battery to 80 percent in 54 minutes
  • High-efficiency 150kW electric motor producing a near-instantaneous 395Nm of torque
  • High-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • SmartSense™ advanced safety including:
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
    • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
    • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
    • High Beam Assist (HBA)
    • Lane Keeping Assist – Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R)
    • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) w/ Stop & Go
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
    • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Technology and connectivity:
    • 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen display
    • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity
    • Digital radio (DAB+)
    • Heads Up Display (HUD)
    • Wireless charging pad (Qi standard)