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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:47 pm

jlv wrote:
OrientExpress wrote:I just went through all the photos of BEVs that I have tested over the last three years and other than the current '18-'19 LEAF not a single one had a numerical percentage display of battery charge.
you didn't test a Tesla? It can display SOC% (but only by replacing the remaining range with the SOC%).
A setting changes range remaining to SoC
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:21 pm

jlv wrote:
OrientExpress wrote:I just went through all the photos of BEVs that I have tested over the last three years and other than the current '18-'19 LEAF not a single one had a numerical percentage display of battery charge.
you didn't test a Tesla? It can display SOC% (but only by replacing the remaining range with the SOC%).
I forgot to look carefully when I test drove the Fiat 500e in the past but it looks it that car has it: https://www.allpar.com/cars/adopted/fiat/500e.html.

Bolt unfortunately for some stupid reason doesn't but the % SoC can be viewed via the My Chevrolet app, which is slow to update unless connected via KeyPass (near/in the car). Someone (here, I think) pointed out the KeyPass fact to me and also that the value can be displayed on the large LCD when connected via CarPlay.

From the gallery at https://www.smartusa.com/models/eq-pure-coupe, the gen 2 Smart ForTwo ED has it, as well. From https://www.greencarreports.com/news/10 ... n-the-road, looks like the previous gen had it, as well.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:13 am

Any word on the supply and markup situation? It's funny that at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nissan. ... 162934371/ (a closed group), many people keep bringing it up, assuming the OP even lives in a state where it's available.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:10 am

cwerdna wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:13 am
Any word on the supply and markup situation? It's funny that at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nissan. ... 162934371/ (a closed group), many people keep bringing it up, assuming the OP even lives in a state where it's available.
Anecdotal, but there are none at dealers in Minnesota. I did get a chance to sit in one when the generous owner brought it to one of the EV events I attended.
They had bought it in Maryland, and drove it back to Minnesota :)
Nice looking vehicle and the UI seems better than most. If the Model 3 wasn't available, I might have bought one 8-)
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:26 pm

The U.S. spec 2020 Kona BEV is getting a battery warmer, but not a heat pump. GCR:
2020 Hyundai Kona Electric comes better-equipped for cold snaps
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... cold-snaps
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:43 am

One Bolt former lessee and now an owner of a new Bolt posted in several Bolt FB groups that he encountered a dealer marking up Kona Electric by $4K! So, he passed due to the high price.

I wonder if this is still widespread.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:29 am

The Kia/Hyundai dealer in our area (North side of Chicago) says they still have no timeline for bringing the car to the Midwest. Guessing at least a year away.
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:38 pm

I just returned from the Phoenix car show. No Kia or Hyundai EVs are available in Arizona and no timeline for when they may start selling them here. I looked at a gasoline engine Kona--it is a nice, small car and seemed about the same siz as the Bolt I sat in. Luggage space in both Kona and Bolt is much smaller than Leaf.
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:53 am

The US availability of EVs from Hyundai, VW, etc. might soon get even worse because carmakers are likely to further prioritize deliveries to the EU, due to new regulations (they need to lower fleet CO2/km average or pay huge fines) that take effect in January.

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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:13 am

Hyundai has all but said no real deliveries in 2020. VW, nothing till "maybe late 2021" Both are hitting EU "soon" though.
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