Hyundai’s Kona Electric tops ‘real range’ test for zero emission cars

Hyundai’s Kona Electric achieved a ‘real-world’ range of 259 miles on a single charge during a What Car? Real Range test – the highest of any vehicle tested.

The compact SUV, which Hyundai says has a range of up to 300 miles, was one of 13 electric cars tested, with the brand’s Ioniq achieving the highest energy efficiency and lowest cost per mile.

It covered 3.9 miles per kWh – 11% further than any model from a rival brand. It achieved a real-world range of 117 miles. Hyundai says its range is 174 miles.

Hyundai Kona Electric (Image: Hyundai)

Hyundai Kona Electric (Image: Hyundai)

Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “The results of the What Car? Real Range tests are a terrific endorsement of our zero-emissions models.

“Achieving not only the highest ‘real-world’ driving range, but also the best efficiency and lowest cost-per-mile figure of any brand is testament to our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our vehicles.

“These cars are a compelling proposition for both fleet and retail customers, and we’re confident that Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric will continue to attract praise from media and motorists alike.”

Read more: Fleet News

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    The Ioniq shows how “normal” car shapes are just better for efficiency than SUVs, but the market demands excessively wide and tall cars with thick tyres and no off-roading capabilities. It’s a pity.

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