Hyundai Kona exceeds the declared range of 130 km

Hyundai Kona exceeds the declared range of 130 km

Like most car manufacturers, Hyundai has also initiated the transition from thermal engines to electric ones and therefore has a vested interest in standing out on the competition in this field. Hence the announcements on the enormous autonomy of the Hyundai Kona, after the latest tests carried out in collaboration with the Spanish press. With the difference that in this case it is not just about marketing, since the test was carried out by the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

The Hyundai Kona used for the test exceeded the maximum range by 130 km declared by the house, which is more unique than rare when it comes to EV. Normally, as we see for the km of petrol cars, this figure is very optimistic if not inflated for advertising reasons. Not in this case, given that the car traveled 790 km on a single charge without any changes compared to the production model.

Alternating driving for a total of 15 hours, the three journalists from El Pais traveled the streets of the capital Madrid: mainly the M30 ring road and connections with INSIA. Behind this abbreviation is the Automotive Research Center of the Technical University of Madrid which certified the test by reloading the car and sealing the charging flap.

According to the data collected, the average travel speed was of 52.19 Km per hour for an average consumption of 8.2 Kwh every 100 Km. A figure much lower than the 14.7 kWh per 100 km recorded according to the usual WLTP standard which most electric cars adhere to. It should be remembered that the Hyundai Kona itself has an official range of 660 km: reaching 790 in the unpredictability of urban traffic is undoubtedly an excellent result.

Of course, Hyundai highlighted the results by recalling that it is a leader in the development of electric cars. Furthermore, the Korean company claims that autonomy no longer represents a real obstacle in the farewell to thermal engines. We would have some doubts about this, given that there are still many who show uncertainties when it comes to abandoning petrol and diesel (beyond the price). But one thing is certain: the steps forward on the battery side are becoming more and more significant, as this latest test demonstrates.