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My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Thu, 02 May 2019, 06:48
by Spybo
Hi all, pick up my Kona electric on the weekend.
now comes the charging learning curve :D

Re: Hyundai Kona

Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019, 21:04
by jamie85063
Nice and not long to go now hope you keep us updated on how the car goes for you.

Re: Hyundai Kona

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019, 17:56
by Spybo
Picked up Kona from Aspley on Saturday, great service and buying experience
Went to several chargers to check how it all works and check app and cards.
We went on a drive to Tweed Heads and back home a total of just over 600 km charging several times for practice.
As my wife will mainly drive the car she did most of the driving and said that it was the easiest new car to drive that she has had and just loves it and all the driving assist features
We are planning a trip to Ballina in the Kona in a few weeks
All up we love the Kona and would not change anything about it.

Re: Hyundai Kona

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019, 20:00
by Jimbob
Picked up our Launch Kona EV today. Had to drive about 50km from dealer to get home, so had a few different conditions to try, including dragging a Porsche 911 at the lights (and keeping up till I bailed at speed limit).
I agree with above , it was the easiest new car I have driven. Everything works, including lane keep assist which I didn’t know was turned on but was intuitive to deal with.
Will update as I discover new things.
Of note: dealer had to “update” car software for the autolink software to recognise VIN

Re: Hyundai Kona

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019, 12:57
by Spybo
Received my Kona brochure today in the post from hyundai as promised.
I keep a brochure from every new car i have purchased over the years.

Re: Hyundai Kona

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019, 06:12
by Spybo
Received my juice Booster 2 charger which i will use at home to charge as i have a 32a 3phase outlet already and will take it away with me.
Have removed the Kona charger as the juice Booster 2 charger is quicker on standard house outlet than Kona one
We are now set up to charge anywhere.
Will let you know how it goes.

Re: Hyundai Kona

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:59
by g4qber
Do you mean Juice Booster 2?
If not Please provide link to the Boost 2 EVSE

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 16:44
by Spybo
First free service tomorrow
Car going great apart from the off peak charging problem.
Will check with dealer if there is a fix yet.
Will notify here if there is.

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 14:42
by Spybo
Service update done
Charging off peak issue still not fixed

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 18:53
by reecho
Spybo wrote:
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 14:42
Service update done
Charging off peak issue still not fixed
Appears the charging bug is unique to AU and NZ cars. UK cars work fine. Hopefully resolved soon.

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 19:35
by Jimbob
Reecho- any idea if Hyundai Au/NZ is working on a fix? My dealer isn’t sure.

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 07:47
by ingk
Pickup my Highlander from Doncaster Hyundai on Friday. Enjoyed the test drive.
They were unaware of any... charging scheduling problems... and rang the "tech expert" at Hyundai ,who was also unaware of any problem.
So am sending them the link to the thread on this forum and speakEV.
They might be more inclined to follow up as I have not yet paid.

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2019, 16:29
by Spybo
Kona booked in on tuesday to have update for charging issue . Will let you know how it goes :D

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2019, 20:17
by ingk
Had charging software updated today,have yet to test it but Doncaster Hyundai say it is OK.
They also update Navigon
Also provided me with a printout of the Heat Pump system (with booster) fitted to the car.

When charging at home I have got used to using a standard timer plugged into the wall socket.
Connect to the car and check that is charging then switch the power Off. Get the message "charging interrupted"
Switch the mains on with the clock active and it starts charging again when the timer switches on.

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 08:50
by Clintsc9
I do it the hard way. Wander out to the car when off-peak starts and plug it in. Unplug in the morning. Life's tough. :)

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 18:58
by Spybo
Hope they update navigon also when its in.
How long did it take for the update :?:
I thought the kona didn't have a heat pump

Re: My Hyundai Kona

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019, 13:59
by Spybo
Navigon updated
Charging update installed, will notify when i have tested it