Hyundai Kona Electric 2019 owner review

Hyundai Kona Electric 2019 owner review

SDW drives a Hyundai Kona Electric Premium SE 2019 electric car.

This is SDW’s first electric car, he’s owned the Kona Electric 1-2 years and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 250 miles range from a full charge.


Rate your Kona Electric out of 5.


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Why did you choose this electric car?

  • Range
  • equipment
  • body type.


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

  • Good range
  • heated steering wheel
  • comfort.


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

  • Storage area underneath central area not very accessible
  • door storage area too small
  • huge manual.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

Twice I have had a situation (after charging ) where the red main battery light has come on upon starting the car. This effectively immobilises the car and requires the whole car’s technology to be reset. I have been told this is a software problem.


What are the standout tech features of the car?

  • Great sat nav
  • heated seats that can also be cooled in hot weather
  • heated steering wheel
  • EV chargers search facility
  • 4 driving modes.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

Cooled front seats – saves turning on air con in hot weather.


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

I’d go for the same again.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Wallbox Plus – I would recommend it as it’s straightforward to use and gives a report as to the cost of each charge.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

British Gas variable tariff – I wouldn’t recommend as British Gas are very slow with actually issuing bills & the app is always having problems producing stats. At the present time, having the variable tariff is the most sensible option, otherwise I would have changed from BG.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

InstaVolt – reliable, fast and competitively priced.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • InstaVolt
  • Gridserve


Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Aviva – they offered the best price & I’ve had good service in the past.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.



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