There’s been a lot of speculation on the Google machine about the rather good-looking all-electric Hyundai Kona lately.
When will it hit Aussie and Kiwi shores? Which blue-drive dealers will have them first to test drive? And the biggie…is the cost justified?
Hyundai Kona from their site. It’s a good looking EV and the colour range will appeal to more buyers…but will the price tag?
Well, we can’t help you with any of these (although there has been talk of pre-orders being taken by Monday 8th April amongst the peeps on the Hyundai EV Enthusiasts Australia (Ioniq & Kona) Facebook page) but what we can tell you about the Hyundai Kona EV is the most efficient way to charge it up.
Naturally, the Kona EV will come with a granny charger (estimated time to full charge = 43 hours), however if this is going to be your day-to-day run around – and with an impressive quoted 400-450km range by Hyundai, it’ll come with WAY less range anxiety – you need the most efficient charging system possible (regardless of whether you’re a home-user, fleet buyer or commercial entity).
Now, Hyundai are spruiking their ‘home charger’ for $1950 installed which will get you a full charge in around 9-10 hours; basically, an overnighter. But, we’d like to introduce a couple of options that are a bit more budget friendly and just as efficient:
The EVolution Cylon 32 from $990 – our own design, it’s robust, reliable and made right here in Australia. Just about the fastest way to charge..
Zappi 7kw from $1099 – world famous and one of our biggest sellers for home-based EV users especially those with PV solar panels.
The Charge-Amps HALO from $1650 – possibly the most attractive home charger on the planet and plugs into and charges every EV known to human-kind and possibly some alien species.
Shipping on each of these products is FREE within Australia and completely affordable to anywhere in New Zealand, and we can organise installation for you no matter where you live – city or remote regional area – in either country.
And, if you’re lucky enough to be an early Hyundai Kona owner we’d love to hear what you think (and which colour you chose!).
Got questions about charging your Kona? Give us a call on 1300 70 11 99 (Australia) or 0800 11 11 51 (New Zealand) or email firstname.lastname@example.org