Hyundai Kona Electric - Best electric cars
Hyundai Kona makes use of battery sharing to create oen of the best EVs on the market
- Price £27,111-£37,611
- Range 180-278 miles
- Charging time: 6h 30 min-10h 15 min (wallbox), 50 min/44 min (10-80%, 50kW/100kW)
- Rating: 4/5
We weren’t exactly fans of the regular Kona when we first tested it, but our views changed when we tried the pure-electric version. More than two years on, and this is still one of our favourite EVs, with funky styling and, if you opt for the larger 64kWh battery, a range of 278 miles. Recent upgrades have boosted the infotainment system too, giving the Kona Electric a proper widescreen display for the first time.
But more importantly prices start from just over £30,000, after the Government's Plug-in Car Grant, which makes it one of the more competitively priced EVs on sale.
If there’s a downside, it’s the fact that the Kia e-Niro has much of the same technology in a slightly larger package that brings greater practicality; the Kona is just about big enough to be a family car, but you could end up cursing the boot space. However, as an urban runabout that requires charging every other week, it takes some beating.