That’s using the WLTP standard, or Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures, which currently lists the Chevrolet Bolt as achieving 240 miles of range (versus 238 with the EPA). In other words, the electric Kona could be the new non-Tesla range king — the Model 3 Long-Range model is rated at an EPA-estimated 310 miles, and the Model S 100D is at 335. By comparison, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is rated at only 124 miles.
It is important to note, however, that this release was from Hyundai of Europe, so we cannot confirm that we’ll be getting an electric Kona in the United States. Given those potential range figures and the popularity of SUVs, it would be surprising if we didn’t. We’ll know more when more details are announced Feb. 27 ahead of its Geneva unveil the following week.