In addition to having a base price that matches the Chevy Bolt EV, the Hyundai Kona Electric has a few choice features that makes it an even more attractive deal. The Kona has a range of 258 miles, 20 more than the Bolt EV’s 238 miles. The Kona also includes DC fast charging capability as standard. To have that feature on the Bolt EV, you’ll have to shell out an extra $750.
The Bolt EV does have an advantage over the Kona Electric, though: it’s available everywhere, right now. The Hyundai Kona Electric will start hitting dealers early in 2019. Unfortunately, it will only be available in western and northeastern states with zero-emissions vehicle criteria. They’re also states with drivers more likely to embrace electric cars. Hyundai hasn’t announced release windows for other U.S. states.