Hyundai Kona Electric: Two Battery Options, Up To 210-Mile Range Range is a pretty important performance metric in the electric vehicle world, more being better. Now, it looks like the 2018 Hyundai Kona Electric will be competitive in this area and offer the option of a 64.2 kWh battery to complement the base 39.2 kWh pack. Range estimates were given in one report as 500 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), which is being translated as a real-world 210 miles. Also noted in this report, the motor puts out the same 150 kW (201.2 hp) as the Chevy Bolt. As LG Chem may be responsible for engineering both cars, it's being speculated that they might even share the same motor. If, as predicted, Hyundai can get the base price below $40,000 in the U.S., it should be pretty competitive with other electric offerings. A gasoline-burning version will be released first,though, and it may prove to be the Electric version biggest competitor, depending on the price difference. Interestingly, Hyundai's media sites don't yet mention an all-electric Kona, so it may only launch as a 2019 model.