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Hyundai Delivers First 2019 Kona Electric in Baltimore, Maryland

02/15/2019, Fountain Valley, CA

  • Antwerpen Hyundai Columbia in Baltimore sole a initial Kona Electric in a U.S.
  • Donald Small, Director of Pediatric Oncology during The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is a initial U.S. patron for a 2019 Kona Electric 
  • Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric Named 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of a Year

BALTIMORE, MD., Feb. 15, 2019 –
Hyundai outlines a miracle with a initial smoothness of a Kona Electric to Donald Small, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric oncologist and executive of a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Division of Pediatric Oncology. An early adopter of electric vehicles, and instrumental in a designation of a plug-in hire infrastructure during The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Donald Small is an disciple and personality in environmentally-friendly vital practices including a use of zero-emission vehicles for improved atmosphere peculiarity to revoke health problems and symptoms associated to atmosphere pollution. 

Antwerpen Hyundai Columbia of Baltimore delivered a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric to Dr. Donald Small during his place of work during The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and handed a keys to a initial Kona Electric sole in a U.S.  Named a 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of a Year—together with a Hyundai Kona—the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric rides on an all-new CUV height and is Hyundai’s initial compress electric crossover for a U.S. market.  Kona Electric can transport adult to 258 miles on a singular charge. 

“As a clever disciple for eco-friendly living—which includes doing my partial to revoke CO emissions from a appetite we consume—I’ve versed my home with 64 solar panels connected to a application appetite grid, and a over-abundance renewable appetite we furnish is fed onto a grid. By implementing renewable appetite era with net-metering, we rest reduction on a grid and furnish some-more than 90% of a appetite use,” pronounced Dr. Donald Small. “I’ve also been pushing an electric automobile for some-more than 7 years, and today, we finally have a event to ascent my EV and support a peculiarity code that has committed over 15 years in appropriation pediatric cancer research.” 

“Nothing creates me prouder than to palm a keys to a really initial 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric sole in a U.S. to Dr. Donald Small,” pronounced John Szymanski, General Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region, Hyundai Motor America.” We share many common values including a joining to ancillary and appropriation pediatric cancer investigate by Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels module and a corner joining to a purify environment.”

Over a final 15 years, a Hyundai Hope On Wheels program, that supports pediatric cancer research, has supposing some-more than $2 million in grants to The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Division of Pediatric Oncology


The Kona Electric powertrain employs a high-efficiency 150 kW (201 horsepower) permanent-magnet synchronous electric engine granted by a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. The engine develops 291 lb.-ft. of torque distributed to a front wheels. The powertrain inverter has a appetite firmness of 25.4 kVA per liter. The battery complement is liquid-cooled and operates during 356 volts. Battery container appetite firmness is 141.3 Wh/kg (greater than Chevy Bolt), with a sum battery complement weight underneath 1,000 lbs. In addition, Kona Electric EPA-estimated MPGe is 132 city, 108 highway, and 120 combined.

The Kona Electric utilizes a customary Level-II on-board charging complement able of a 7.2 kW rate of assign for fast recharging characteristics. Kona Electric estimated operation is a segment-leading 258 miles, assembly a varying needs of owners lifestyles. An eighty percent assign can be achieved in 54 mins with a Level-III discerning assign (zero to 80 percent assign @ 100 kW charging capability), regulating a SAE-Combo charging port, while a 7.2 kW Level-II horse takes 9 hours and thirty-five minutes. This fast-charging capability is customary on a Kona Electric. For charging convenience, a charging pier is located in a front grille area for head-in parking palliate whenever charging is needed. Kona Electric battery is lonesome by Hyundai’s attention heading Lifetime Battery Warranty.


Kona Electric also offers accessible modernized active reserve features, including customary Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), that uses a car’s front-facing camera to assistance detect an coming collision and equivocate impact or minimize repairs by braking autonomously. Three additional accessible systems also implement a customary front-view camera to boost reserve and convenience: Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (on LED-headlight-equipped models), and Driver Attention Warning (DAW).

By intuiting highway markings, Lane Keeping Assist helps to forestall random line depart by automatically steering a automobile if required. High Beam Assist automatically controls a high lamp headlights depending on surroundings, while a Driver Attention Warning complement monitors a spectrum of driver-related characteristics to assistance detect motorist tired or drifting driving.

Available Kona Electric radar systems also support with a Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) to assistance detect coming vehicles that might be vaporous from perspective during highway driving. The Rear Cross-Traffic Collison-Avoidance Assist helps detect when another automobile might have entered a car’s rearward path, such as subsidy out of a parking spot, and might yield a motorist warning and involuntary braking assistance.


Kona Electric offers a full apartment of worldly technologies interconnected with user-friendly functionality to keep passengers sensitive and entertained. The reward infotainment complement offers several modernized connectivity features, including customary Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio and next-generation Blue Link® LTE-powered connectivity. The customary seven-inch tone LCD arrangement includes AM/FM/MP3 touchscreen audio, auxiliary inputs, voice-command approval and Rear View Monitor. The accessible eight-inch touchscreen navigation arrangement includes next-generation Blue Link, trade upsurge and occurrence information around HD radio, Infinity® reward audio with 8 speakers, subwoofer and Clari-Fi ™ music-restoration technology. Smartphone formation is also enclosed in a reward system.

A Heads-Up Display complement is available, raised a practical picture onto a pure row mounted behind a instrument panel, that helps a motorist to keep his or her eyes on a road. With a generous, eight-inch projected-image distance and superb luminance, a Heads-Up Display provides both glorious day- and night visibility. Information projected includes speed, navigation instructions, reserve and audio complement information. Deployed plumb by a elementary hold of a symbol beside a steering wheel, a arrangement disappears into a dashboard when not in use.

In a initial for a segment, Kona Electric offers smartphone wireless charging. To assign a device, simply place a concordant smartphone on a wireless-charging interface located in a core console storage, recharging but a need for cables. The complement indicates when a phone has entirely charged, reminds occupants to mislay their phone when exiting a vehicle, and detects when a unfamiliar intent is in a recharging area that could meddle with charging. The complement is entirely agreeable with WPC’s Qi customary for palliate of use.


All Kona Electric models embody nominal three-year Blue Link services, with extended safety, diagnostic, remote and superintendence services (models versed with bureau navigation). Blue Link brings connectivity directly into a automobile with technologies like Google Home®, Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search by Voice®, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. In addition, Kona Electric adds disdainful EV-oriented comforts such as Remote Charge Management, Charge Scheduling, EV Power History and EV Range.

The 2019 Kona Electric joins Hyundai’s successful new Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe and Palisade in a full choice of Hyundai crossovers for a U.S. market. The 2019 Kona Electric models are now accessible in California and in a ZEV-focused states in a western and northeastern regions of a U.S. market.


Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an superb patron knowledge grounded in pattern leadership, engineering value and well-developed value in each automobile we sell. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel dungeon vehicles is corroborated by Hyundai Assurance—our guarantee to broach assent of mind to a customers. Hyundai vehicles are sole and serviced by some-more than 830 dealerships nationwide, with a infancy sole in a U.S. built during U.S. production facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a auxiliary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.