The Kona Electric is powered by a 356-volt lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 64 kWh, that produces 201 horsepower and has the added benefit of producing zero tailpipe emissions. The electric motor smoothly delivers instant torque for quick acceleration.
When plugged in to a regular home outlet the Kona Electric will charge to 100% capacity in 9.5 hours however at charging stations, DC fast chargers can power up to an estimated 80% in under an hour. The Kona Electric has a range of 258 miles per charge. The advanced lithium-ion polymer battery is covered by a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.
The Kona Electric comes in three trims the SE, SEL and Limited all with an extensive list of standard equipment. The SEL features 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors with turn signal indicators, LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control, cruise control, 8 beverage holders, a 6-speaker sound system with an 8-inch touchscreen and 3 USB ports.
The Limited adds a power sunroof, LED headlights and taillights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated and ventilated front seats, a power driver seat, leather upholstery, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, wireless device charging, adaptive cruise control, and rear parking sensors.
Safety features across the lineup include 6 airbags, an active lane departure system, active blind spot warning, front and rear collision mitigation, a pedestrian detection system and a driver attention alert.