Hyundai Kona announcement due Tuesday 27/2/18

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    Well given that the Leaf has let me down, I'll turn my attention to the next potential "next car" for me.

    (note the "pre-orders starting" in this link is only for South Korea)

    Hyundai starts pre-orders for Kona Electric - Push EVs

    40kwh and 60kwh versions. 60kwh should be somewhere around the price of the 40kwh Leaf.

    40kwh =150 miles
    60kwh = 230 miles

    Even the 40kwh would do me IF the charging was faster. And given that the Ioniq already charges much faster than any Leaf, and 150kW CCS chargers are expected to arrive in the next year, the Kona could have a major advantage in that area.

    Now it just remains to be seen if Hyundai have learned their lesson and manage to get sufficient numbers of this car into the market.
     
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    Hearing reports from dealers and rumours online that the Kona should be arriving in dealerships in July/August.
     
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    Had been launched in Norway already, think they sold all allocated units in a couple of days. Looks like they are going to be in demand
     
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    I don't think they have actually taken pre orders in Norway. I read that they had 25000 people register their interest, so they stopped taking registrations as they are only expecting to get 2000 cars allocated.
     
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    Have seen on some of the Kona Facebook pages (from Norway) that deposits paid, colours chosen, spec available. From memory delivery due in July. Think they had 2500 cars allocated. Will try and check... The translation of the posts are fab so worth a look if you do fb
     
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    UK prices released. These are pre-grant so knock £4.5k off.

    Kona.jpg
     
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    The 64kw premium looks very interesting at under £30k after OLEV grant

    Will give it 6 months and see if any dealer discounts creep in on top.
     
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    Doubtful on discounts. These things will be even more rare than the Ioniq.
     
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    I know :). Still tempted tho.

    Reckon I can get £15k for the Zoe private sale. So only another £13k to stump up after OLEV for the Premium

    Depends on the wait times may well lob in an order

    With the extra weight I doubt it will be anywhere as near efficient as the Zoe ( lifetime average of 4.7 mile/Kwh). But 63kw battery is tempting .that's basically London and back with no charging at all if driven gently. (Also the CCS rapid would be a nice bonus)

    Not quite got £13k in the car slush fund yet as only been driving the Zoe 7 months but it's tempting very tempting
     
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    The 5 year unlimited mileage warranty is very tempting when doing about 50k a year!!!

    Be interesting what sort of wait times they predict when we get the fastest finger online ordering opening on 2nd August, Let home its firm(ish) dates and not model 3 type pay now come back in 10 years type stuff ;0
     
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    Battery only for 2.5 years for you ;)
     

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