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The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric unveiled in Geneva

The Hyundai Kona is already one of Canada’s most anticipated SUVs of the year, and now we’re getting a new 100% electric version with impressive features. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, this new electric Kona offers two engines, one of which can reach 470 kilometers of range!

2019 Hyundai Kona

The first engine develops 133 horsepower and can reach 100 km/h in just 9.3 seconds. Its announced range is 300 kilometers courtesy of a 39.2-kWh battery which can be recharged in about six hours.

The other engine, by far the most interesting even if the other engine’s 300-kilometer range is nothing to scoff at, produces 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque. It can reach 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds while its 64-kWh battery makes it possible to travel about 470 kilometers. It takes about 10 hours to recharge the battery.

If Hyundai decides to offer this model in Canada, it will offer a range worthy of the most powerful Tesla models in addition to exceeding the range of the Chevrolet Bolt by nearly 100 kilometers.

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