Nearly 800 km between two recharges is the distance traveled by a Hyundai Kona Electric. A new record for the firm which took place in Madrid (Spain) and which illustrates a little more the progress in terms of innovation made on the batteries of electric vehicles.
While Tesla has dominated the ranking of electric cars with the longest range for many years, this performance illustrates the ever tougher competition to attract potential consumers. You will no longer be able to do the trick of the breakdown!
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A trip of almost 15 hours in Spain
This is a result that will satisfy the entire Hyundai community, as well as potential buyers of electric vehicles. The Kona Electric model thus broke the firm’s autonomy record with a journey of 790 km without any recharging carried out around Madrid, on the M30 ring road. The vehicle traveled at an average speed of 52.19 km/h, for a consumption of 8.2 kWh/100 km.
The test drive was conducted by three journalists from the daily El País who took turns at the wheel. Researchers from the Automotive Research Center of the Technical University of Madrid had sealed the vehicle’s charging port before it left in order to authenticate the test. Thus, this Hyundai Kona Electric circulated for 15 hours and 17 minutes.
Equipped with a 64 kWh battery fully charged at the time of departure, the Kona Electric achieves a performance that does not go unnoticed, while one of the main challenges of electric vehicles concerns the improvement of their autonomy. Already renowned in urban areas, with an average of 660 km to cover between two charges, the Hyundai Kona Electric has therefore further improved its performance.
Sources: Clean Automotive, Rally News