Electric SUV hits milestone
The Kona Electric has gone through its 100,000 global sales barrier, with registrations outside of its home market of South Korea accounting for more than three-quarters of the total.
Cumulative sales of Hyundai’s pure electric small SUV reached 103,719 units as of June 30, just over two years since its global launch in March 2018.
The Kona Electric has been widely lauded for its class-leading driving range, fast-charging capability, safety and convenience features.
Building on Kona Electric’s successful legacy, Hyundai is focused on making zero-emissions mobility a reality as part significant part of its long-term strategy. By 2025, the company aims to sell 560,000 battery electric vehicles in addition to fuel-cell EV models.
The Kona Electric has a real-world battery range of 449km and ultra-fast 100kW DC charging can bring the battery to 80 per cent in 54 minutes.
Its global accolades this year include the inaugural TopGear Electric Awards naming the model the best small car based on its performance during a 24-hour, 1,600km European road trip, and US News & World Report citing it as best EV. It also won the 2019 North American utility vehicle of the year title.