The modern history of electric cars can be defined by five crucial models. First came the G-Wiz in 2001, a slow and unsafe contraption which everybody laughed at but which nevertheless cemented the plausibility of EVs in Britain’s collective consciousness. Next came the Nissan Leaf, and with it the notion that battery-electric cars could actually
Hyundai Kona Electric 150kW Premium SE 64kWh 204PS Auto review P11D value: £36,240 BIK: £36,240/13% 5-door small SUV 201bhp / 395Nm Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor electric battery Performance: 7.6s / 104mph CO2 emissions/economy: 0g/km / 248 miles What is it? THE standard Kona is a well liked compact SUV that takes the usual benefits and
Research shows that some 37 per cent of motorists cite a distance of up to 300 miles as the range that would entice them to buy a pure electric vehicle. Their wait is over. For many years the main barrier to consumer acceptance of electric vehicles has been “range anxiety”. Drivers have often wildly overestimated
The Model 3 might still be pricey but there are alternatives. It’s easy to look at a luxury automaker like Jaguar and declare 2018 the year the automotive industry caught up with Tesla. But like the Model X and Model S, the I-Pace is out of reach for most folks. It’s great that people with
Is the all-electric Hyundai Kona a better SUV buy than a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV or the hybrid Toyota C-HR? As emissions regulations become ever more stringent, car manufacturers are increasingly looking for ways to cut down their models’ CO2 outputs – or eradicate them altogether. This in turn means buyers who take the plunge have
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced that the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is rated to provide 258 miles on a single charge. That’s a huge deal. It’s important not because the Kona crossover displaces the Chevy Bolt as the leader in range among affordable electric cars. There are only 20 miles that separate
Hyundai isn’t the first manufacturer to offer pure-electric and hybrid technology, but there’s no denying the Korean brand is working hard to catch up. Its Ioniq range of eco-focused cars includes a hybrid and a pure-electric version – but in the middle of the pack, there’s a plug-in model designed to offer the best of
The Korean automaker finally puts its focus on batteries, rather than hydrogen, to power the car of tomorrow. Hyundai has often proclaimed that hydrogen will power future generations of cars, even as other manufacturers believe that it is too early to make such claims, especially since the rise of electric cars has come to pass.