Actual cost and utility: Hyundai Kona Electric 160 kW Prime

Actual cost and utility: Hyundai Kona Electric 160 kW Prime

The first generation Kona Elektro electrifies Hyundai in 2018 and brings one of the first affordable, fully electric vehicles. Now a new model is being launched, again as an electric engine, turbo petrol and hybrid. The developers designed a basic design to meet the needs of a power plant consisting of a lithium polymer battery and a permanent-excitation synchronous motor. Here the Kona comes in a higher capacity (65.4 kWh) and a more powerful version (160 kW). And what about fuel and operating costs?

Our test application

Hyundai offers for that Kona Elektro 160 kW Prime has a WLTP consumption of 16.6 kWh per 100 km. He departs from this value in everyday life. We determined an average consumption of 23.6 kWh, which results in electricity costs of 12.51 euros per 100 km. On the environmental route, the Hyundai used 19.7 kWh, while on the passenger route it used 23.0 kWh. If the Hyundai was driven in sport mode, consumption increased to 30.6 kWh. auto motor und sport calculated the average total price per kWh of charging energy for electric vehicle use in Germany in November 2022: 52.96 cents (rounded 53).


Test consumption consists of 70% from the passenger cycle and 15% each from Eco and Sport.

Monthly maintenance costs

Anyone who drives resource-efficiently as we do on our Eco route reduces electricity costs per 100 kilometers to 10.44 euros. Violent speed results in a total of 16.22 euros. Car tax for Hyundai costs 0 euros per year, liability insurance is 403 euros. Partial and comprehensive insurance costs an additional 217 and 932 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 261 euros are paid by anyone who drives a Hyundai 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage is doubled, the total increases to 475 euros. We leave the loss of value in this calculation.

Hyundai Electric Corner


The Hyundai Kona Electric 160 kW Prime, which costs 52,890 euros, is being tested.

This is how testing is done

This is how auto motor und sport measures power consumption: 70% passenger consumption: short trips of 21 km driven several times and 70% urban, 30% interactive. 15% ecological consumption: an economically driven driving profile with maximum mileage and city, rural and highway segments. Road speed 130 km / h. 15% use of sports drivers: frequent driving with 80% Vmax (maximum 160 km / h) with information of use from a comparison car, country road and road.

Monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear parts and vehicle taxes based on an assumed annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without depreciation. The basis of the calculation is trial use, three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and comprehensive insurance for Allianz, including discounts for garage parking and restrictions for certain drivers (not under 21 years). At Allianz, SF12 means a 34 percent discount for liability and 28 percent for comprehensive insurance.

As long as I can afford it: yes. It is good if no one has been in the car before.No, that’s too expensive for me. Only used cars have real prices.

In car and sports test use, Hyundai Kona Elektro 160 kW Prime, which costs 52,890 euros, achieved an average value of 23.6 kWh per 100 km. This means that the electricity costs for this distance are 12.51 euros. Monthly maintenance costs are 261 euros (15,000 km per year) or 475 euros (30,000 km per year).

Hyundai Kona Elektro 160 kW Prime
Base price 50.690 €
External dimensions 4355 x 1825 x 1580 mm
Trunk volume 466 to 1300 l
High speed 172 km / h
0-100 km/h 8, 1 ch
consumption 0.0 kWh/100 km
Use of the test 23,6 kWh/100 km