Charging the Hyundai Kona Electric

Everything drivers need to know about the Hyundai Kona Electric

Introduced in 2019, the Hyundai Kona electric vehicle has proved to be one of the most impressive and well-received electric vehicle offerings on the market today. The Kona was first introduced in 2018 as a gas-powered, compact crossover, with the all-electric car model becoming available a year later. At the time of its introduction, the Kona electric vehicle had the longest range of all available non-Tesla electric vehicles. Both the electric and non-electric versions of the Kona were announced as the winners of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, the first crossover subcompact SUV to win the award.

Charging the Hyundai Kona Electric

The 2019-2013 Hyundai Kona’s drivetrain features a 64 kWh battery with an EPA estimated driving range of 258 miles. The 1st generation Kona can charge at a rate of 7 kW, or 77 kW via a DC fast charger, and can charge to 80% capacity in about 75 minutes. Given the long range of the Kona, it is recommended that drivers take advantage of faster charging, 240 volt Level 2 stations to make sure their Kona has enough juice. Charging to full capacity using the Kona’s included Level 1 EV charger will take a sluggish 50 hours. For 2024, the Kona Electric family will grow to include a standard range model with a 48.6 kWh battery with estimated 197 miles of range and the extended range with 64.8 kWh with more than 260 miles of range. Charging both models will be quicker as Hyundai has increased charging speeds to 11 kW and 100 kW DC fast charging. With a powerful Level 2 EV charging station like the JuiceBox 48, Hyundai Kona Electric owners can take advantage of the fastest possible charging speeds at home.


The 2nd generation Kona gets an upgraded charging rate at 100 kW via a DC fast charger and can charge to 80% capacity in around 47 minutes via DC charging.

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Hyundai Kona Electric charging times & range

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
All electric range
2019-2023 Hyundai Kona EV
7.2 kW
64 kWh
45 hours
10 hours
258 miles
2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Standard Range
11 kW
48.4 kWh
33.75 hours
4.5 hrs
200 miles
2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Extended Range
11 kW
64.8 kWh
45 hours
6 hours
261 miles

DC fast charging: CCS combo

The 1st generation Hyundai Kona Electric has a DC fast-charge option, and charges at a rate of up to 77 kW, which allows the Kona to recharge up to 80% in about 75 minutes. With 2024’s increase to 100 kW, that 10%-80% recharge time has been reduced to an estimated 43 minutes with DC fast chargers like the Enel X Way JuicePump 150 kW DC fast charger. The Kona Electric uses the SAE Combined Charging Connector (CCS) for Level 3 DC fast charger.

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Hyundai Kona Electric home charging stations


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