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Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Post by g4qber » Mon, 09 Jul 2018, 06:22

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Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Post by Richo » Mon, 09 Jul 2018, 12:28

Yeah I'm skeptical.
Small SUV styled car?!?
I say it's a hatch back.
I Repeat it's a hatchback.

At least it meets the "S" criteria with 150kW.
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Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Post by 4Springs » Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 16:36

Richo wrote:
Mon, 09 Jul 2018, 12:28
I Repeat it's a hatchback.
Yeah, you don't have to repeat it.
I will though - it's a hatchback.
A very nice looking hatchback that might just fit our needs. As long as it can tow (like the ICE Konas) and as long as the seats fold down to make a flat cargo space (unlike the ICE Konas). We'd be replacing an Outlander, so we'd need to get used to a much smaller vehicle, but we don't really need something that big very often...

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Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Post by 4Springs » Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 16:40

Hey - according to that article it has wireless inductive charging!! :o

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Post by mikedufty » Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 00:05

To charge your phone from the car battery.

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Post by Richo » Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 12:24

yeah as far as hatchbacks go it's ok.
Probably the best electric one anyway.

So as far as I can see the difference between a hatchback and small suv is:
Snub nose
Impossibly small window at the back to make it easier to run kids over
Larger wheel arches
And whole vehicle raised UP 2-4 inches.
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Post by reecho » Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 14:57

And this car will put the biggest dent in all the Model 3 pre-orders that Tesla have in Australia.

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Post by 4Springs » Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 06:13

reecho wrote:
Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 14:57
And this car will put the biggest dent in all the Model 3 pre-orders that Tesla have in Australia.
If it gets here before the Model 3. Based on past experience I'm not holding my breath!

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Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Post by Chuq » Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 10:50

4Springs wrote:
Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 06:13
reecho wrote:
Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 14:57
And this car will put the biggest dent in all the Model 3 pre-orders that Tesla have in Australia.
If it gets here before the Model 3. Based on past experience I'm not holding my breath!
The Kona will be first if they are both delayed at an equal rate!

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Post by Richo » Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 12:23

reecho wrote:
Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 14:57
Model 3 pre-orders
Well its their own fault for taking forEVER to make them.

But Tesla and Kona would be a different market.
Sure some will jump.
That will come down to:
1. If they had that choice of cars to start with.
2. The "i need it now" generation.
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Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Post by mikedufty » Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 12:54

Tesla actually sell EVs in Australia already, and have a history of bringing them here in a reasonable time from overseas release. Hyundai have no track record at all, I hope they really do end up selling their EVs here.

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Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Post by PiMan » Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 15:55

mikedufty wrote:
Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 12:54
Tesla actually sell EVs in Australia already, and have a history of bringing them here in a reasonable time from overseas release. Hyundai have no track record at all, I hope they really do end up selling their EVs here.
Currently the right hand drive Model 3 is optimistically set for mid next year, I think. But with Tesla lagging behind most production goals for a long time now, I'm not sure if they'll manage to get the car out even then.

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Post by mikedufty » Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 16:06

Yeah, not expecting the Model 3 any time soon, but information on the Kona's availability seems even more vague.

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Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Post by Richo » Yesterday, 12:29

PiMan wrote:
Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 15:55
Currently the right hand drive Model 3 is optimistically set for mid next year
Hmmm from my understanding that is what they said last year.
Especially annoying when other people get priority rather than when the order was placed.
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Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Post by PiMan » Yesterday, 12:49

Richo wrote:
Yesterday, 12:29
PiMan wrote:
Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 15:55
Currently the right hand drive Model 3 is optimistically set for mid next year
Hmmm from my understanding that is what they said last year.
Especially annoying when other people get priority rather than when the order was placed.
The delay for places like here and the UK makes sense because it does take effort to rearrange manufacturing from left hand drive to right hand drive.
What I don't like is the prioritisation Tesla has given to people who ordered with all the bells and whistles. Musk has said that Tesla can't afford to go straight to the basic models; so my thought is that if they couldn't afford to make a car that cheap, why offer it that cheap at all?

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