Multiple Rapid Charging / Charging concerns & why I wouldn’t buy a 39kWh Kona Electric



Not my finest video creation for sure. I’ve really disliked making this video from start to end.

The idea was simple, three rapid charges and some quick driving but I wasn’t to know my opinion of the car would dramatically change.

So much of the footage I shot became redundant and Inappropriate once I analysed the data. The car seems to charge slower than I expected and potentially had issues charging from cold. The BMS becomes active at various times without a consistent pattern.

Compared to the 64kwh version the 39kwh is half the car when you consider it’s limited range in worst case scenarios and slower charging performance.

Remember this is my opinion only and I’ve been spoilt with the 64kwh version.

With so much secrecy from Hyundai about what the BMS is actually doing, we simply can’t fully understand the cars abilities in respect to charging and hence it’s sadly easy to draw conclusions from tests such as this. Ideally, such tests would be repeated over multiple times to prove results and again varying parameters to learn more.

The charging time of 57 minutes seemed accurate for the 20% to 80% charge but sadly 6% to 80% wasn’t so swift.

Does the 39kwh Kona have issues charging from cold? Why does the BMS come on when the battery is cold? Why was charging limited to 14kw from cold in my final test? All unanswered I’m afraid.

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

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Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

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Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

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EV Chargers, an informal discussion with James (“James and Kate”)



Informal discussion about chargers and charging needs for the future. Being significantly more experienced I was keen to pick Jame’s brain on a few things that have been on my mind.

Although, not staged for videoing and sharing the cameras were rolling and I thought many others might be interested in the discussion.

With thanks to James for his views and permission to share.

James and Kate YouTube channel..
https://www.youtube.com/user/James0852

UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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Instavolt/Bannatynes Rapid charger Norwich with my Kona Electric



UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
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ChargePoint Express 250: Bolt EV 150 A DCFC Session



I was finally able to log a 150 A session on the ChargePoint Express 250 station at ChargePoint Headquarters. The session went mostly as expected; however, the first step down from 150 A didn’t occur until 54% battery. Also, because this charger is limited to 150 A (the Bolt EV’s maximum charging current), I still wasn’t able to confirm whether the Bolt EV can draw additional power for battery conditioning and climate control when more than 150 A is available from the charger.

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Have An EV, You Need A Good Charging Infrastructure, Right?



Today we run two 30 kWh Leafs 300 miles to test out the charging infrastructure on Ecotricity’s Electric Highway, the Polar Network as far as possible and CYC in Scotland. Also some friendly competition between myself and Jonathan of Eco-Cars. It should be fun!!!!

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Hyundai Kona EV home charging options



Test charging my Kona using both the Granny cable (ICCB) supplied with the car and my Zappi charger.
Rates, times and efficiency. Additional test including an extension lead in front of the ICCB.

For accuracy I charged the car to an even 10% boundary before starting, letting the car cut off using the charge limit feature. For each test I again used the charge limit to charger just 10% . This seemed to be the most accurate way to compare multiple charges methods.

Of note the plug of the extension cord was quite warm, not hot but definitely warmer than that of the Granny cable on its own.

UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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Kona EV 180 miles trip, 143 miles left . 323 mile potential range



First decent road trip in wet and cold conditions on the way out and better in the way back.

Game changer? What other EV can do this, this easily without spending Tesla money.

Chargers, who needs chargers enroute?

With 4.9kWh in colder wet conditions and 5.3kWh in 17 degree dry weather the Kona certainly proved itself..

Seeing the incredulous look on an Ioniq owners face sums up this cars ability. A 180 mile trip and still having , in an Ioniq’s perspective, a full battery left!!!

UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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How to Use the DC Fast Charger | 2018 Ioniq Electric | Hyundai



Your Hyundai electric vehicle comes equipped with the option to charge with DC Fast chargers. Watch this video to learn more about DC Fast charging and how to locate the station nearest you.

Applicable to 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

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80:20 charging myth or reality. What do Hyundai recommend for the Kona?



Charging regime. When are you going to charge?

So, how crazy is this? When you buy a car normally do you have to consider how or when you’re going to fill up? No. But with an EV we’re not quite comfortable the that batteries are bullet proof so we want to take care of the battery and not have it degrade on us.

Is it daft or is it sensible?

Charging cycles. Do we need to limit them, whatever they are? Shall we charge, daily, weekly and from and to what charge percents?

I’m sure some owners will just wing it and not care and maybe that’s the right attitude but it’s a lot of money to be wrong so I’m going the cautious route and trying to find out how to care best for my EV battery

How have you charged your EV? Has it degraded at all?

As we’re approaching the time for the first Kona reviews of UK owned cars, mine included, I’m starting to plan tests and review videos. Any thoughts or requests?

Lastly, I’m still considering changing the name of the channel to KONA Electric or Kona Electric ( EV Puzzle). Should I change it to reflect the Kona or should I keep it as is?

https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-Kona-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

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12. PodPoint Network – Rapid Charger Review & PodPoint Network



In this episode I test out a PodPoint Rapid Charger at Crawley Tesco’s in Surrey. I also talk all about my experience of using PodPoint home and networked Chargers generally.

Links:
– https://pod-point.com/products/homecharge – webpage for enquiries for PodPoint home chargers
– https://pod-point.com – PodPoints main website

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