Hyundai will electrify the new Kona and we have the proof. The Hyundai Kona EV is expected to be launched in early 2018 and has been caught testing on the road in Germany thanks to the guys at SB-Medien.
We can see that this prototype is running on some new designed wheels which are specially (and more aerodynamic) for this electric version. Rumors are that the new Hyundai Kona EV has a range of more than 390 kilometer.
Latest reports suggests that Hyundai has plans to sell the Kona Electric with two different battery packs: a 40 kWh and a bigger one with 64 kWh. The 64 kWh should have enough power for around 210 miles as per EPA’s test cycle, which would allow to fight against Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt.
Then, in 2019 Hyundai plans to launch the 64-kWh Kona variant and retail for just under $40,000. According to the source, LG Chem will be behind of this battery and powertrain components, and it is probably to use it the same electric motor inside of the Bolt.