Hyundai Kona Electric Radio Review

Hyundai Kona ElectricElectric cars are becoming more available on the market and smaller SUV style electric cars such as the Kona Electric may go a long way towards increased sales. Rob Fraser tells us about his recent drive.

Regular listeners will know of my aversion to electric cars. So when I say I liked the Hyundai Kona Electric, they might be surprised.

Apart from looking a little plastic inside, the Highlander was fitted with a load of luxury and safety features and was very comfortable to sit in.

With a real range around 400km plus and a relatively quick and easy plug in anywhere recharge, the Kona is ideally suited to city dwellers that may occasionally want a slightly extended trip away. It also has excellent braking regenerative charging.

Surprisingly quick in sport mode, the electric motor produces a near-instantaneous 395Nm of torque. It was smooth and relaxed to drive

To my mind there is still a long way to go to make electric cars a vehicle of choice for anyone but inner-city dwellers. At around $60,000 plus the usual costs it isn’t cheap, even though it is fully equipped.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.