Rule the road | A state by state guide for P-Platers getting their start on the road
Here at Hyundai, we’re going to break down everything you need to know as a newbie on the road; state, by state.
Hyundai’s first 100% electric small SUV, the Kona Electric, has arrived in Australia boasting a long-range battery-electric powertrain, practical SUV styling, and advanced safety and connectivity.
The new Kona Electric features a powerful 150kW electric motor powertrain with the ability to travel up to 449 kilometres[R1] on a single charge, in a strikingly sporty SUV package.
Kona Electric produces a near-instantaneous 395Nm of torque from its electric motor, providing effortless and surprisingly sporty performance, with a 7.6-second 0-100km/h.
Plugged into a 100kW DC fast-charger, Kona Electric can reach 80 percent battery charge in 54 minutes[C1]. In addition, the 7.2kW on-board charger allows convenient battery recharging when plugged into a normal household socket, using the supplied In-Cable Control Box (ICCB).
Kona Electric is a real game changer in the world of electric vehicles. Easy to charge, great performance, heaps of style, and loaded with the latest technology.
The Kona Electric is electric in every sense.
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[C1] The Kona Electric can recharge to 80% in 54 minutes when connected to a 100kW DC charging station or in 75 minutes when connected to a 50kW charging station. Charging times may increase if peak charging rates are not achieved.
[R1] Range is based on WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) static laboratory combined average city and highway cycle test, which measure, energy consumption, range and emissions in passenger vehicles, designed to provide figures closer to real-world. Real life driving results will vary depending on a combination of driving style, type of journey, vehicle configuration, battery age and condition, use of vehicle features (such as heating and air conditioning), as well as operating, environmental and climate conditions.
The first Australian Kona Electric owner, an advocate of green power who lives off-the-grid, has taken delivery of his new, 100% electric SUV.
Charles Dalglish, the semi-retired owner of a green power business in the Blue Mountains, was handed the keys to his new Kona Electric by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s (HMCA) CEO, JW Lee, at Sydney’s Ryde Hyundai dealership.
“Ever since I got wind of the Kona Electric two years ago I’ve just pushed and pushed and pushed. I’m very pleased,” Dalglish said. “The Hyundai is going to be tremendous – it’s got a 450km range.”
“We are extremely pleased to deliver the first game-changing Kona Electric to Mr. Dalglish, who is an enthusiastic proponent of alternative green power, and of the efficient Hyundai EV system,” JW Lee said.
Dalglish, who lives in the Blue Mountains, was drawn to the Kona Electric in preference to what he describes as “over-priced and inefficient” alternatives.
“There aren’t any other options,” Dalglish said. “No affordable electric car can go from Sydney to Bathurst without having to stop or being on a tow truck.
“I’ve built three electric cars, so I know a little bit about them,” he added, “and I’m much in admiration of the Hyundai being so efficient.”
Dalglish’s own battery-powered creations included a Lotus Clubman 7 and a small 4WD based on a mass-produced, conventionally powered vehicle.
A former car dealer and aircraft salesman, who flew aircraft all over Australia, Dalglish sold his motor business to pursue a passion for green power. His business specialised in carrying out solar-powered, off-the-grid installations for weekenders and farmers.
Dalglish now lives off-the-grid, and will charge his zero-emissions Kona Electric using green power from his home solar installation.
“I’m thrilled to be able to get the Kona Electric – it just makes so much sense,” he enthused.