Kona Electric named Best Small Family Car in the magazine’s inaugural Electric Awards.
Kona Electric showed its capability on a European road trip, covering 1000 miles and 9 countries in under 24 hours – busting the myth that you can’t travel far with an electric car.
Kona Electric has been acknowledged as the Best Small Family Car in the inaugural TopGear Electric Awards, after it showcased it’s strengths on a 1000 mile road trip across 9 European countries.
Hyundai’s fully electric SUV was not only commended for its efficiency and long distance capability but also for its smooth and effortless performance.
During the 24-hour long drive which took place late in 2019, BBC TopGear magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Charlie Turner used the European rapid charger network to supply the Kona Electric with 316kWh of electricity, choosing to only charge to 80% capacity in order to maximise driving time. In total 9 countries were visited with the trip starting in the The Czech Republic and the 1000 mile drive taking in Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Holland and Belgium.