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Hi everyone,
Been an EV owner for a week - out of a BMW X1 20d MSport and into Hyundai Kona Ultimate.
So far so good...
I like the Hyundai, and bang for buck is good (was a close run thing with the Kia eNiro).
Drive is nice, comfortable, and kit level is unbelievable really!
Only downside I can see so far is that the boot isn't as roomy as I have been used to - but to be honest, that's only relevant when we drive to Spain in the summer...
...which is why I joined the forum - the information on charging etc has been very helpful.
Just need restrictions on travel to be lifted now!
Cheers
James
 

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Hi everyone,
Been an EV owner for a week - out of a BMW X1 20d MSport and into Hyundai Kona Ultimate.
So far so good...
I like the Hyundai, and bang for buck is good (was a close run thing with the Kia eNiro).
Drive is nice, comfortable, and kit level is unbelievable really!
Only downside I can see so far is that the boot isn't as roomy as I have been used to - but to be honest, that's only relevant when we drive to Spain in the summer...
...which is why I joined the forum - the information on charging etc has been very helpful.
Just need restrictions on travel to be lifted now!
Cheers
James
If you haven't read it you might be interested in the description of how to really fill the boot for a long journey as described by stageshoot in his first Kona, in this thread here Hamburg or Bust..
 

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As for driving through Spain, it is still a challenge, more so in certain areas. It is getting better, but the maintenance of the chargers is a mixed bag. Easycharger are excellent, but it's a small company that is at the mercy of the big ones like Endesa and Iberdrola to get connected, so they can't expand as rapidly as they like. If you find one of their chargers on your route, then use them, They are very reliable.

Endesa is the devil's sperm. If I had a rocket launcher, I would gladly blow them to kingdom come. Truth be told, they are adding lots of chargers, especially in the south, but if a charger goes offline, they don't care if it stays like that for months. I do not exaggerate.

Use electromaps.com to find chargers. The community is very active and you can see the state of each charger directly by the colour. Lots of comments also to help you decide if a charger is reliable or not. Spanish though.

My experience is that A Better Route Planner is of limited use in Spain. Many existing chargers are not listed, and many chargers it uses are out of order or have been decommissioned.
 

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Hi everyone,
Been an EV owner for a week - out of a BMW X1 20d MSport and into Hyundai Kona Ultimate.
So far so good...
I like the Hyundai, and bang for buck is good (was a close run thing with the Kia eNiro).
Drive is nice, comfortable, and kit level is unbelievable really!
Only downside I can see so far is that the boot isn't as roomy as I have been used to - but to be honest, that's only relevant when we drive to Spain in the summer...
...which is why I joined the forum - the information on charging etc has been very helpful.
Just need restrictions on travel to be lifted now!
Cheers
James
Boot size was why I went for the Kia E-Niro rather than the Kona.
 
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