Australia’s First 100% Electric Small SUV Coming Soon

Photo Credit: Keema Hyundai Mt Gravatt

Are you planning on acquiring a zero-emission vehicle? If you’re looking at some options, visit Keema Hyundai in Mt Gravatt and ask about the 2019 Kona Electric, the country’s first “100 percent electric small SUV” which will be available in Australia starting the end of 2019. 

The 2019 Kona Electric comes in three models: Highlander, Elite and the Launch Edition. Its design has some similarities to the Hyundai Kona Highlander 1.6 turbo. However, as an electric vehicle (EV), the Kona Electric comes with a higher price tag ranging from $59,000 to $65,000, depending on the model.  

For a small SUV, this electric vehicle does not look as radical as the Nissan Leaf or theTesla. Its interior carries a well-structured and clean design with a digital centre console and a cross-section of control buttons minus the stick shift. 

The Kona EV may be comparable to BMW’s i3S in terms of design, performance and price range. However, this car’s battery is more powerful than BMW or Nissan’s electric vehicles. 

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Queensland Electric Super Highway

Going on a long drive using an electric vehicle is a lot more convenient when there’s the world’s long electric super highway. Since 2017, the Queensland Electric Super Highway has been slowly supporting zero-emission vehicles on the road with its convenient and safe fast-charging locations. 

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Currently, there are 16 charging sites on this super highway with four areas nearest to Mount Gravatt:

  • Toowoomba at 10810 Warrego Hwy, Charlton QLD 
  • Gatton at The University of Queensland Main Drive & Outer Ring Road, Gatton QLD
  • Springfield at 4 David Henry Way, Springfield Central QLD 
  • Brisbane at North Shore Hamilton 281 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton QLD

These locations are also near restaurants, shops and other amenities that should satisfy your time on the road. To check for other charging stations, view the Queensland Electric Super Highway map

The Queensland Electric Super Highway has two charging options. Be sure that you’re aware of the specs of your EV before plugging it in and set up your Chargefox account online before using the facilities. 

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To register your interest for the Kona EV, fill up an application online or visit Keema Hyundai Mt Gravatt at 1532 Logan Road. Its trading hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.