Richard drives a Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh 2021 electric car.
This is Richard’s second electric car, he’s owned the Hyundai KONA Electric from new and drives 40,000-50,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and he achieves 300 miles range from a full charge.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
Excellent range and great reviews.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- Ease of driving.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
No faults with the car, but it will not charge with my BP Chargemaster home charger.
What are the standout tech features of the car?
- Excellent range
- superb acceleration
- great driving position
- good steering wheel adjustment
- very clear, easy to use sat-nav
- I love the console where all the buttons are easy to use; no gear stick just push buttons which means the console is uncluttered.
- lots of storage for the front 2 seats
- the infotainment system is top-notch.
Pretty well everything about the car is intuitive.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
If you want it to, it will drive like a hot hatch!
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Nothing for a few years, I’m delighted with this one. I always look forward to taking it on a journey.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Chargemaster – I’m not happy with it currently. It was fine with my 40kWh Nissan LEAF but will not work with the Kona. Chargemaster’s service in responding to my requests for help has been very poor. I’ve now been waiting one month for a response which is appalling service.
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What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Ecotricity – Just One tariff.
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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Gridserve & InstaVolt – dead easy to use; contactless has to be the future.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
- Electric Blue.
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Churchill – good price, good service. I’ve been with them for 2 years and the second year was a lot cheaper.
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Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.