Electric motor: 150 kW / 395 Nm
Battery capacity: 64 kWh Li-ion Polymer
Combined Co2: Zero emissions
Average consumption: 14.3 (kWh/100km)
Electric range: 449 km (WLTP)
Acceleration 0-100km: 7.6 seconds (WLTP)
The electric motor under the bonnet of the Kona EV develops 150 kW of power and and 395 Nm of torque. The torque is impressive and the power is enough to get you to 100 in 7.6 seconds. For now there is no AWD Kona Electric. All models are FWD.
In terms of performance, the Kona Electric is pretty good. In terms of comfort and agility, the weight is noticeable, but since much of it comes from the batteries that are placed very low, the center of gravity is very close to the ground which reduces body roll and increases steering precision and confidence.
Both trim levels get SmartSense as standard, which means that any Kona Electric will have high levels of safety tech.
SmartSense includes things like Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Driver-Attention Warning. You also get Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning, ESC, vehicle stability management, traction control, ABS, EBD, brake assist, hill start control, and a rearview camera with dynamic guiding lines.