Taking Pre-Orders in Canada

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by MCSqrd, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. MCSqrd

    MCSqrd New Member

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  2. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for letting us know. Looking at that link, it doesn't specify that it's going to only be available in specific provinces, which is good. Here, it seems California and maybe a few other states with similar clean air legislation are getting the initial ones. And even there, they aren't taking deposits yet.


    As a side note, I just saw a gas-powered one here yesterday and thought it looked pretty sharp from the outside. Of course, the Electric has a different nose on it, but still kind of exciting.
     
  3. MCSqrd

    MCSqrd New Member

    Just read your article, glad to get the message out. It does look like it'll be the 64 kWh version as the website really only gives you the "Ultimate" package option.
    I took the ICE Kona for a test drive last week when I put down my deposit. It drives well and I like the overall design but I'm really looking forward to seeing how the EV version compares in terms of torque, the center of balance the battey gives it and the shift by wire tech.
    And of course the true test will be the commute home during a snow storm!
     
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  4. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    I heard that! I'm a little disappointed it's not all-wheel-drive, but if they've done traction control well, it should still do well enough in the snow. Definitely helps keep the price down.

    Interestingly, the official specs list drive type as FWD, but then later, in the weight section, it seems like it could be a future feature.

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  5. Bill MacDonald

    Bill MacDonald New Member

    I also paid my $1000 deposit this week. My concern at the moment is colour. The web page does not offer all of the colours that are available for Kona EV in other countries. It also doesn't allow for a two tone roof. I'm hoping that the choices become available before I have to commit to a final order, but I think it's likely that Hyundai has deliberately limited the choices in order to meet the pre-order demand quickly.
    Also, if anybody has a suggestion for the best home charger, I would love to have that input.
     
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  6. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Check out this thread, which was just started today by someone looking for a home charger.
     
  7. Shawn Schinkel

    Shawn Schinkel New Member

    Just put my preorder and deposit down yesterday! Airport Hyundai in London Ontario.
     
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  8. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Nice! Let us know how things develop. :)
     
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  9. Shawn Schinkel

    Shawn Schinkel New Member

    Hi Bill,
    I currently have a Chevy Volt and until recently had a Bolt EV on order which I am now dropping in favour of the Kona EV. I had a Sun Country Highway charger for my Volt and that worked very well but will not supply enough energy for the Kona. I will be buying a Juice box Pro 40 for the Kona whenever it arrives. I've found in my researching that it seems to be built well and has the most features for around the same price as smaller/less capable units. If you're after a smart charger (app/wifi support) that would be my choice. Another nice feature is that if you plan on taking it with you for a road trip, it is very easy to adjust the charging power limits so you could plug it into a lower rated circuit (such as a dryer outlet which is limited to 24amps) with an adapter and not trip breakers (or start fires!) My 2 cents worth, hope that helps!
     
  10. CJC

    CJC New Member

    We just put down our deposit for a Kona Electric today in British Columbia. We were told we could expect our Kona before Christmas. The first lot of orders will come in October and we missed out for that delivery. We were disappointed that no EV cars are being made with a white roof. Only the Ultimate model is being made now which has a sun roof thus you can't have a white roof. Colour selection was pretty limited imo. White, red, black, blue and grey. We ordered the ceramic blue with the grey and white upholstery. We would have gone with red, but the only option for upholstery was black which I don' t like. We did test drive a regular Kona, but that was not really helpful as it was a very stripped down basic model with no adaptive cruise control and one couldn't get a sense of the Kona EV in it. However it felt pretty comfortable and my husband and I are large people --height and weight wise. I own a Ford C-Max Energi PHEV which we are keeping. We are excited about the Kona.
     
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  11. konarius

    konarius New Member

    KonaEV is impeccable, except for small. I'll get it in three weeks. It was a long wait. It's been seven months since the contract.
     
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