Hyundai Kona Electric Premium SE 64kWh, Chris – EV Owner Review

Hyundai Kona Electric Premium SE 64kWh, Chris - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review?
Chris

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Hyundai Kona Electric Premium SE 64kWh

 

What year was your EV registered?
2018

 

How long have you owned your EV?
2 – 3 years

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
20,000 – 30,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
250

 

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Why did you choose this car?
This car was a revelation when it came out, the technology and specification were superior to everything else but Tesla.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car?

  • Range
  • Performance
  • The look.

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car?

  • Badly positioned auxiliary switch gear
  • As 1st generation – no mobile app and can’t think of anything else.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
Driving around town and over 300 miles range is easily possible, which is significantly more than the quoted range.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
No desire to change the car, I’m planning on keeping it for many years.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Pod Point – I have had a couple of issues but they were dealt with satisfactorily by their support team.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Avro – I change to whichever is the cheapest tariff when the annual fixed tariff expires. This has been Avro for several years now as they have had the best tariff. I would recommend them.

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
I mostly use BP Pulse if available, as I have a subscription. Otherwise whatever is available. None of them can be guaranteed to be available/unblocked (ICE’d)/working, so can’t recommend any to be honest. There is a new Gridserve electric forecourt in Braintree, Essex which has over 20 chargers and is fairly priced, this is the only site I would recommend.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
LV – they were the cheapest when I bought the car. I have no problem recommending them but pricing depends on many factors, including postcode.

 

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