This is how much it will cost you to fully charge your Hyundai Kona electric car in Nigeria.
Depending on your electric provider and tariff; owners using residential tariff would pay from N1,685 to fully charge an empty battery.
Business tariffs would pay from N2,716 to fully charge an empty battery.
It is significantly cheaper to go 300 miles (482 km) using electric cars than fill up a fuel tank.
Hyundai Kona’s battery will go from Lagos to beyond Warri it runs out of juice.
It will also go from Lagos to Accra, with a driving distance of 472 kilometers (293 miles).
It takes 9.35-hour to fully charge an empty battery on a 66kWh Hyundai Kona.
During the unveiling, Gov. Sanwo-Olu said his administration will make provisions for charging points across the state to accelerate the sales of the ecofriendly battery-powered vehicles.
With a 64-kWh battery pack that allows a 300 miles (482 km) drive on single charge, Kona Electric is here to change the way people think about going electric.
To put this in perspective, the Hyundai Kona will go from Lagos to beyond Warri (430km) before the battery-pack runs out of juice. It will also go from Lagos to Accra, with a driving distance of 472 kilometers (293 miles).
According to Hyundai Nigeria, “the ease of charging is unmatched. This is because the Kona “can be plugged in at home or work for 9.35 hours for a full battery”
Electricity Costs for Charging
So how much will it cost you to fully charged your the battery inside Hyundai Kona in Nigeria?
The cost to charge depends on the type of vehicle you’re charging, the battery capacity (in KWH) and level (battery %), and the electricity tariff you are on.
How much it will cost to charge your electric car is calculated by multiplying electricity tariff you are on by the Kona’s 64 KWH battery-pack.
As at March 2020, the price of electricity ranges from N25.53 per kWh for households and N41.15 for businesses.
This implies that owners using households tariffs stated above would pay only N1,685 to fully charge an empty 66kWh battery.
And owners using business tariffs would pay only N2,716 to fully charge an empty battery during a 9.35-hour charge.
Note : These prices are for prices of owners using the stated tariff plans and for an empty (depleted ) battery-packs. This price will be lesser for a partially depleted battery.
This cost shows that Hyundai Kona EV really has cost advantages over petrol and diesel as it is significantly cheaper to go 300 miles (482 km) using electric cars than fill up a fuel tank.
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