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Should you buy a Hyundai Kona Electric?

Not only is the Kona Electric the pick of the small Hyundai SUV line-up, it’s the best mainstream electric car currently available. Yes, it’s a tad smaller than the Leaf, but it feels a better-rounded product, with a more pleasing driving experience.

Plus, in this 64kWh form, it has a range of 279 miles. Sure, that’s unlikely in the real world, but based on the driving route of our test on Norwegian motorways, you’d be hard-pressed to get much less than 220 miles out of it.

Hyundai could have a winner on its hands, with the only fly in the ointment being the price – in range-topping Premium SE guise it costs £31,795 once the government’s plug-in car grant has been deducted, which is still a lot for a supermini-sized SUV.  Then again, each recharge is likely to cost you less than £9.00 at current energy prices – significantly less than a petrol- or diesel-drinking Kona will cost you.

Hyundai Kona Electric

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