Test Drive the Electric Vehicle Hyundai Kona at Northside Hyundai in Nundah

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These few months have been a turning point in the Australian car market as more electric vehicles are arriving in the country, including the Hyundai Kona. In Nundah, Northside Hyundai located at 1341 Sandgate Road can tell interested motorists all about this latest technological wonder from Hyundai.

Hyundai Kona Electric Vehicle Features

The Kona Electric is Hyundai’s first 100 percent electric small SUV and features a 150kW electric motor powertrain that can drive up to 449 kilometres within a single charge. 

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Powering up this electric vehicle’s battery takes 54 minutes to reach 80 percent when plugged into a 100kW DC fast-charger. A 50kW public charger, on the other hand, may deliver 80 percent in 75 minutes.


 


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For an additional $1950, Hyundai can install a 7.2kW household charger that lets electric vehicle owners plug-in their cars overnight (or at least 9.5 hours) and it will be ready to go in the morning. The car also comes with an In-Cable Control Box (ICCB) that makes charging convenient using a regular household socket but with a slower charging completion.



Hyundai Kona Electric’s features are unparalleled, merging style and technology seamlessly, whilst delivering environmental and economic benefits. 

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Do you know that electronic vehicles produce 30 percent less greenhouse emission compared to petrol-powered vehicles? Do you also know that you can save between 60 to 90 percent of your hard-earned money when you go for electric cars since there are fewer maintenance costs?

Watch this video below to know what features of the Hyundai Kona: 

Driving Hyundai Kona along Queensland’s Electric Super Highway

If you’re planning to take the Hyundai Kona Electric for a long drive, there shouldn’t be any worries of losing power while on the road. The Queensland’s Electric Super Highway has been prepared since 2017 to service electric vehicles with its 16 active charging stations from Brisbane to Toowoomba or from Coolangatta to Cairns. 

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“These stations alleviate range anxiety, one of the major barriers for future EV consumers,” Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said. “This will give EV motorists more options to stop, revive and survive.”

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These charging stations, which are located near restaurants, cafes, shops and major roads, provide two types of charging options: 

  • DC – CHAdeMO and CCS Combo Type 2 cables) 
  • AC – Type 2 Mennekes socket BYO charging cable 


Before your trip, download the PlugShare app to find more information about other charging stations and the Chargefox app to create your account for convenient payments.

To maximise charging power at these public stations, use the facilities with care and follow the instructions carefully. Don’t forget to read your electric car’s manual thoroughly before plugging in.