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Hyundai brings significant improvements to the Kona EV over the previous-generation model. We share our first impressions of the 2024 Hyundai Kona Electric, the power plant, driving dynamics, controls, and what it has to offer for buyers looking to purchase a sensible electric vehicle. Also, we discuss why it is important for EV owners to pay close attention to the 12-volt battery in their electric cars. Our experts had fun making up their own frankencar, choosing the motor, transmission, chassis, interior, and body from any car they wished and making their own creation.


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00:00 - Introduction

00:16 - First Impressions: 2024 Hyundai Kona Electric

01:57 - Cabin and Controls

03:07 - Compared to Gas Powered Vehicle

04:00 - Driving and Power

04:55 - Some Compromises

05:38 - Powertrain

06:19 - Regenerative Braking

08:42 - Cabin Noise

10:26 - Charging Systems

14:18 - Question #1: Do EVs have 12-volt batteries like regular cars, and do they need to be serviced?

18:18 - Question #2: If you could design a car where you source the powertrain, infotainment, interior, chassis, etc from any automaker, what would you make?




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2024 Hyundai Kona Electric


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Hybrids/EV Buying Guide




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