Hyundai Kona Electric Just Surpassed 100,000 Global Sales
Hyundai's EV and FCEV Plans
Hyundai has big plans to be a top global manufacturer of EV vehicles and Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles by the year 2025. With the Kona Electric surpassing 100,000 global sales, Hyundai is closer to making its dream come to life.
I have recently done coverage on the Hyundai and Kia’s plan to be a dominant player in EV manufacturing. I have also covered the XCIENT Hydrogen Fuel Cell commercial truck built by Hyundai. The XCIENT was the first commercial FCEV vehicle in the world, and this proved Hyundai’s dedication to not only EVs but also FCEV.
Hyundai Kona Electric
I haven’t driven a Kona Electric, but I have driven a regular Kona, and it was an excellent vehicle for not only the price but as a car period. I have driven the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and that was a smooth driving hybrid experience that I enjoyed. I primarily respect Kona Electric because it is one of the few affordable EV cars for regular people.
The Kona Electric starts at $37,190 and offers up to $7,500 of Federal tax credit. At the time of this writing, the Kona Electric leases between $309-$329 a month with $3899 down (additional tax, fees, etc. may apply) depending on if you get a 2019 or a 2020 model year and your location. For being a practical EV with a legitimate range of about 258 miles of charge, these are not bad prices.
Hyundai's EV Sales Success and Moving Forward
The Hyundai Kona Electric has won many awards worldwide, and Hyundai plans to keep expanding its fleet of EVs and hybrids as the year’s pass. By 2025, Hyundai wants to sell 560,000 EVs in addition to FCEVs globally. If Hyundai keeps this pace up and continues to add models while extending range, I am sure Hyundai will reach that goal.
Let me know your thoughts about the Hyundai Kona Electric and Hyundai’s latest achievement in the comments below. It is incredible to see the growth of Hyundai from building cheap cars for people with bad credit, to legitimate EVs and luxury cars. The Latest Hyundai news will be covered here at Torque News.
Read about Hyundai's reveal of its latest hydrogen fuel cell technology here.
Kevin Meyn is an automotive journalist for Torque News concentrating on Hyundai content. Kevin is the founder of Exhaust Sports Auto Youtube channel, where he does professional car reviews on new and used vehicles. Through the use of various resources and extended Automotive expertise, Kevin documents the latest in automotive news revolving around Hyundai. Kevin graduated from NC State University studying Supply Chain Management but has had a passion for cars since he was a child. Follow Kevin on Twitter and Instagram @exhaustsports.