1st Kona EV delivered on 5-18-2018

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by JyChevyVolt, May 31, 2018.

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  1. JyChevyVolt

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  3. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    304 Kona EV has been sold in the month of May.

    I put my name on the wait list. Hope, we don't repeat the Ioniq fiasco.
  4. konarius

    konarius New Member

    The factory is holding up production.
  5. konarius

    konarius New Member

    I'm going to go crazy because of production delay while I'm waiting for Kona.
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  6. Good luck! I hope you'll let us know when you get more information.
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  8. konarius

    konarius New Member

    KonaEV is manufactured without a rear-chrom trim but has been modified by our request.
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  9. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member


    Haha, I'm famous in Korea. People in Korea, write it in Korean and I'll use Google translate to translate in English.

    For example
    1) How many Kona EV has Hyundai produced?
    현대는 얼마나 많은 Kona EV를 생산 했습니까?

    2) Why doesn't Hyundai bring more EV to America market?
    왜 현대는 더 많은 전기 자동차를 미국 시장에 내놓지 않습니까?

    3) Does Hyundai corporation know how much markup dealers are putting on their EVs? $5000-$10,000 more than msrp
    현대 자동차는 마크 업 딜러들이 EV를 얼마나 많이 보유하고 있는지 알고 있습니까? msrp보다 $ 5000- $ 10,000 이상
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  10. konarius

    konarius New Member

    1. About 1,000 units are produced a month.
    2. About 60 percent of the output of 1,000 units is cut for European and American exports.
    3. Korea is also troubled by the delay in shipping.
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  11. I tried setting up an account on this website, but I couldn't quite figure it out before I ran out of time/patience. Technology today is pretty cool, though, as I can point my phone at the screen and Google translate can use the camera and show me English where Korean is on the screen. And, it's better at Korean than Japanese, which I have to translate a lot.

    Anyhow, this all looks very interesting. What I gleaned from our friend @konarius here is that Hyundai is producing 1,000 units a month and will be allocating 600 for Europe and the US. (Wonder if Canada gets any...) So, maybe the US will get 300 or so a month?

    Quite likely demand will far outstrip supply, so as @JyChevyVolt seems to be indicating, dealers are tacking on a hefty "market adjustment" of $5k to $10k. Ouch!
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  13. JyChevyVolt

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    Hyundai need to add fast charging stations in Korea, if they want to compete against Tesla. Don't make the same mistake as GM, Ford, and FCA.

    Captive audience for one hour is advertisers dream.

    현대차는 테슬라와 경쟁하기를 원한다면 한국에 고속 충전소를 추가 할 필요가있다. GM, Ford, FCA와 같은 실수를하지 마십시오.

    1 시간 동안 포로 잠재 고객은 광고주의 꿈입니다.
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  14. JyChevyVolt

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    Hyundai needs to send Bjorn a free Kona EV. He has sold more Ioniq EV than all of Hyundai marketing combined.
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  15. konarius

    konarius New Member

    Niro EV is scheduled to be released in Korea in July and Tesla's Model 3 is not expected to be easy to sell in terms of price.
  16. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    Took a screenshot of the GOM. 472km (293 miles)!!!!!!!

    8.5km/kWh or 5.28 miles/kWh


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  17. konarius

    konarius New Member

    This guy is heartbroken about his bad seal. The door is a different color.
  18. His blog is pretty amazing. Haven't had a chance to read it yet, but so many great photos.

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  19. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    Norway is getting it this July. IT'S BJORN TIME!!!!
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  20. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    Kona EV comes with all season tires. SAY WHAAAAT!!!!

    Multi-link suspension. Hyundai ain't playing.
  21. Regarding multilink suspension. Did I understand correctly that the Kona Electric has this and the gas one doesn't?
  22. dubluv

    dubluv New Member

    i've read this elsewhere, so good chance its true.
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  23. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    Kona EV can DC fast charge up to 93%. The Ioniq stopped at 94%.
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