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I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 12:55
by Clintsc9
Hi All
New here looking to share our Kona EV experiences. The other Kona topic seems to be a bit long.

So I've had my Launch Edition for a week or so. Apparently the first one delivered from Keema Mt Gravatt.
Very happy with it and so far not missing the extra goodies on the Highlander.
Jet Charge to be installed next week.

We did a day trip Brisbane to Toowoomba then return via Hampton and Esk. A total of 315km and used 66%.
Recharging in 3 pin took 21 hours :lol:
We picked Toowoomba as there is a Qld Gov Electric Hwy charger there, but we didn't bother using it.

A couple of pics taken beside Wivenhoe Dam.

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Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 14:38
by Bryce
Congrats! Still waiting for mine. (I foolishly have specified my interior and exterior colours!).
BTW: Am finding my long lost range anxiety is creeping back as I wait eagerly for a 400 plus km range 😊
Cheers
Bryce

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 15:32
by antiscab
Clintsc9 wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 12:55
We did a day trip Brisbane to Toowoomba then return via Hampton and Esk. A total of 315km and used 66%.
Recharging in 3 pin took 21 hours :lol:
Holy guacamole, so total range on country roads is 477km?
how big is the kona battery?

was 3 pin charging 10A or 15A?

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 15:49
by Clintsc9
antiscab wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 15:32
Clintsc9 wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 12:55
We did a day trip Brisbane to Toowoomba then return via Hampton and Esk. A total of 315km and used 66%.
Recharging in 3 pin took 21 hours :lol:
Holy guacamole, so total range on country roads is 477km?
how big is the kona battery?

was 3 pin charging 10A or 15A?
3 pin is only 10 Amp. Just your average household plug.
The battery is 64 kWh. 150kW power so it gets up and boogies when the pedal goes down. ;)

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 15:52
by bladecar
Wonderful, mate. I drive past there often and see the New Kona advertising at the front.

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 16:02
by francisco.shi
How much does it weigh?

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 17:12
by Clintsc9
francisco.shi wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 16:02
How much does it weigh?
Full or empty? :lol:

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 20:47
by reecho
francisco.shi wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 16:02
How much does it weigh?
1745kg

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 20:53
by reecho
I have had mine for a couple of weeks as well. It's an amazing car. Likes Tesla Destination chargers as well.... :D
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Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Sat, 27 Apr 2019, 14:39
by bladecar
Was going by keema before and saw a couple being shown over a white Kona Electric on the footpath. So maybe they're not hiding them this time.

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Mon, 29 Apr 2019, 06:34
by Clintsc9
That white one is their Demo. It's a Highlander version. We had a test of it then were shown the only other one delivered at that time, a red Launch Edition parked out the back still with the plastic covers. Its now ours.

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019, 07:37
by tonyw
Hey Clinton,

It's a 4-seater, right? No one ever shows photos of the back seat!

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Thu, 09 May 2019, 14:25
by Clintsc9
Yes Tonyw, it is a four seater. However we should be aware that it is a small car, a compact SUV is I think the official term. So the rear seats, although capable of seating two adults, would not be comfortable for long trips in my opinion.

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019, 08:07
by mikedufty
Most compact SUV would be 5 seaters though. Is there no centre belt in the back?

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019, 12:52
by Spybo
There are 3 seat belts in the back
It is a 5 seater

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019, 13:18
by Spybo
attached is a photo of rear seat

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019, 13:27
by tonyw
I think I'd call that a "two-seats plus room-for-a-child's-booster-seat".

Thanks for the pic.

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019, 09:17
by LukeK
reecho wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 20:53
I have had mine for a couple of weeks as well. It's an amazing car. Likes Tesla Destination chargers as well.... :D
Brilliant! Thanks for that info!

I'm expecting delivery of my Kona mid to late June, and have been checking out charging points at some of the local shopping centres. Most seem to have Tesla destination chargers. I had wondered if their Mennekes plug would work on the Kona. From what I understand it can be a bit of a hit and miss, but your post has given me more confidence I'll be able to park/charge/shop without worries.

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019, 11:46
by g4qber
the Tesla Part Number (TPN) needs to be
00-x
01-x

02-x
03-x
are locked into Teslas

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 12:07
by jasminsword123
wooooow!!! its a very nice car I really Love it when I searched about it and reads some comments I would really love to have this kind of SUV.

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 16:03
by photomac
reecho wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 20:53
I have had mine for a couple of weeks as well. It's an amazing car. Likes Tesla Destination chargers as well.... :D
hey Reecho, I see you were charging at a caltex ... is that the Forrest Hwy????
So that is the Tesla destination chargers at 7.2kW max?? ( Kona limiting )
So you reckon 16.5kWh/100km for a trip to Bunbury at 100kph?

thanks!

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 18:52
by reecho
photomac wrote:
Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 16:03
reecho wrote:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 20:53
I have had mine for a couple of weeks as well. It's an amazing car. Likes Tesla Destination chargers as well.... :D
hey Reecho, I see you were charging at a caltex ... is that the Forrest Hwy????
So that is the Tesla destination chargers at 7.2kW max?? ( Kona limiting )
So you reckon 16.5kWh/100km for a trip to Bunbury at 100kph?

thanks!
No chargers....but plenty of Iced Coffee and air pressure for the tyres... :-)

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 22:40
by photomac
🤣🤗 I should have zoomed in to see it was a AIR bollard not A ELECTRON bollard! 😜

Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 12:52
by photomac
Joined the clan with a white version. Day 3 drove to Kalbarri.
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Re: I've got my Kona

Posted: Sat, 07 Sep 2019, 15:05
by Paula and Peter
We just bought ours yesterday from Hyundai Vic Park. Pick up in 2 weeks!!! So excited!! So glad to have this forum to exchange learnings and experience!