Hyundai Kona - EV Charging

The Hyundai Kona has achieved remarkable recognition, winning two prestigious awards, including the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, a testament to its excellence. Prospective buyers have many questions about EV charging, so we have produced this guide to answer all of them.

Hyundai Kona

Key Stats

Battery Size DC commercial charging Cost per Charge Level 2 Charging Electric Range
42-kWh  Yes ~$4 Yes 258 miles

EV Charging times for Hyundai Kona

We have produced the table below to compare estimated full charge times for the Hyundai Kona.  In the below, we show the times to charge from 0% to 100% and compare different common residential outlet types for the Hyundai Kona charging at both level 2 and level 1 speeds.

Plug Type Battery Size (kWh)  Charge Rate AEFA Charge Time
NEMA 5-15 Level 1 120V (regular household outlet 3-pin) 42 1.5 KW/hour @ 12 amps ~ 40 hours
NEMA 14-30 Level 2 240V (4-pin electric dryer type) 42 5.5 KW/hour @ 24 amps ~12 hours
NEMA 14-50 Level 2 240V (4-pin) 42 9.6 KW/hour @ 40 amps ~6 hours

To protect the longevity of the battery, the preferable charging range from 20% to 80% will protect the battery, allow for quicker charging, and avoid potentially reduced performance.

Why upgrade your Hyundai Kona charger?

The majority of EV owners’ first consideration when looking for an EV charger is the speed of charge, which is critical to the usability and performance of the vehicle. As a result of this, the recommended action is to upgrade from a manufacturer Level 1 (120-volt) to a Level 2 (240-volt). Level 2 EV charging offers the quickest charging times and provides for any additional electric vehicles as well. Charging times are drastically improved with a Level 2 (240-volt) 14-50, 40-amp, 9.6 kWh charger; this allows the vehicle to charge in approximately 6.5 hours fully. We offer a variety of level 2, 240-volt EV chargers and EV plug types, allowing Hyundai Kona owners to take advantage of the benefits of EVs such as charging from home, using cheaper overnight electricity rates (typically 40% in most U.S states), and longer lasting trips on greener electric driving.

Connector type and charging rates

The Hyundai Kona is compatible with a Type 1 J1772 charger connector, which can be used at home, work, or at a public charging point. The internal software will automatically detect the available charge range and will not allow any overcharge. The maximum alternating current (AC) charge rate is 7.2kW/hour.

EV Receptacle

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EV Charger head

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EV Home Charger Options for your Hyundai Kona

At EV chargers, we offer a range of level 1, 120-volt, and level 2, 240-volt EV chargers, which are compatible with all EV plug types. Most new Hyundai Kona EV owners are looking to identify the fastest charging solutions and our most popular, the 14-50 EV plug, offers 240-volt 40 amp charging provides that solution. An alternative but equally as popular charger type we offer is the 14-30 EV plug, which also provides 240-volt charging at a 24 amp rate; this offers further convenience to owners as this charger is compatible with charging plugs that many garages contain for heavy-duty appliances.

Best charging locations for Hyundai Kona

Charging the Hyundai Kona can be performed either at home or at work, depending on lifestyles and preferences. The majority of EV owners would rather charge at home due to the lower cost rates of home EV charging and additional convenience. However, with nationwide facilities that offer level 2 EV charging stations, such as malls, shopping plazas, and government facilities, charging can be done in several locations. Campgrounds, RV parks, and other overnight locations also provide EV charging facilities where the most common charger type is the Level 2, 14-50.

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Cost of charging a Hyundai Kona

The cost of EV charging is dependent on several variables: the location (residential or commercial), State, time of day, or charting power. These will collectively impact the cost of charging the Hyundai Kona. In California, peak electricity is much more than the U.S. current average of 20 ¢/kWh used in the calculation below.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile 
Home (empty to full)* $6.30 0.15¢
Commercial chargers** $16.38 0.39¢

* Assumes average. U.S. tariff of 20 ¢/kWh.  Home charging costs will vary state by state depending on electricity costs
** Assumes tariff of 50 ¢/kWh applicable to most commercial Level 2 network EV chargers

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I charge my Hyundai Kona at a commercial charging station?

Hyundai Kona, like most other EVs, can be charged at all level 1, level 2, and CCS commercial charging stations.

The fastest available charging option for your Hyundai Kona is a Level, 240-volt charger with either 32 amp or 40 amp output, both of which we offer as 14-50 and 6-50 EV chargers.

Your Hyundai Kona uses a J1772 charger with a Type 1 connector. Hyundai EVs do not currently have an option to use a NACS charger connector.

Generally, not. Although the Level 1 chargers are compatible with the Hyundai Kona, the 40-hour full charge time reduces the vehicle’s capability to fully charge and consequently limits the driving range.

Most Hyundai Kona owners favor the charging option, the Level 2 14-50 240-volt EV charger.

The main benefit of a Level 2 240-volt charger is that owners can charge during beneficial charging hours at a lower cost and exploit quicker charging times, providing the ability to add longer electric mile range, which is restricted by Level 1 chargers.

The Hyundai Kona power acceptance rate is currently limited to 7.2 kilowatts per hour.   Future versions may have higher power acceptance settings to enable faster charging.

Our high power level 2 EV Chargers will achieve a full EV charge in around 10 hours. Alternatively, we have a complete range of Subaru Solterra EV Chargers with all different EV plug types.