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Hyundai Kona EV Spied Charging up its Batteries

The Hyundai Kona EV has been photographed charging up its batteries prior to its release in 2018. 

Hyundai pulled the wraps off of its Kona compact crossover in June, which will be offered with a range of four-cylinder engines including a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter and 1.6-liter turbo. An EV version is also in the works, however, with these spy photos showing Hyundai is working to put the finishing touches on the electric crossover.

Rumors indicate the Kona EV will offer about 242 miles of range, or 390 km. It apparently won’t be sold in the United States, but with consumer demand for crossovers on the rise and emissions regulations tightening, we wouldn’t be surprised if Hyundai shipped it stateside eventually. The standard gasoline version of the Kona is already on sale in Korea, but won’t make it to North America until early next year.

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The Kona EV is one of the 31 “clean mobility” vehicles Hyundai has promised it will bring to market by 2020. This product offensive will also include hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

We’re expecting the Kona EV to debut sometime in 2018 before going on sale in select markets in late 2018 or early 2019.

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