Hyundai delivers the primary Kona Electrical within the US – Roadshow

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The Hyundai Kona Electrical may not be out there throughout the nation for a while, however sure states are already receiving them, and this week marked the Kona Electrical’s first supply within the US.

Hyundai this week introduced that it has delivered the primary Kona Electrical within the US to Dr. Donald Small. Not solely is Dr. Small a pediatric oncologist, he is the director for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Most cancers Heart’s Division of Pediatric Oncology. Small can also be an avid EV geek, and in keeping with Hyundai’s press launch, he helped get the primary EV chargers put in at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. As if that wasn’t sufficient, he additionally has 64 photo voltaic panels connected to his house. Speak about training what you preach.

Hyundai and Johns Hopkins aren’t precisely strangers. Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels program funds pediatric most cancers analysis, and it is given the Kimmel Most cancers Heart some $2 million in grants because of that program.

The Hyundai Kona Electrical should not put an excessive amount of of a dent in Dr. Small’s funds, because the automotive is not priced for simply medical doctors to buy. With a beginning value of $36,450 earlier than incentives, and maxing out someplace round $45,000, the Kona Electrical offers consumers entry to 258 miles of vary with out breaking the funds. It is also surprisingly effectively outfitted in base kind, packing normal niceties like heated seats, a 7-inch touchscreen and practically each security system Hyundai provides.

It’d take a while earlier than you see one on the street, although. Hyundai will carry the Kona Electrical to states with zero-emission-vehicle mandates first, like California and Oregon. As time goes on and if provide permits, Hyundai will then lengthen the Kona Electrical to different states. Hyundai’s sister firm, Kia, has provided an electrical variant of the Soul in ZEV-mandate states since 2014, nevertheless it by no means tried to succeed in nationwide gross sales. But we at Roadshow suppose it will likely be well worth the weight — our first drive of the Kona Electrical left us impressed.

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