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by JoeS
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General / Main Hyundai Kona Electric Owners Forum
Topic: EV Watchdog App
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: EV Watchdog App

Thank you for developing Watchdog and continuing to improve it.
by JoeS
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Range Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Range Issue

I believe it merely reflects how the car had been driven over the previous xx km. Has anyone figured out the exact algorithm?
by JoeS
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: News & Main Kona EV Forum
Topic: 'Smart' Cruise Control
Replies: 0
Views: 3066

'Smart' Cruise Control

I could not find a description of the Smart Cruise Control in the Ultimate other than the following distance can be pre-set, and am reluctant to approach the dealer again. Could someone describe its operation and interaction with Lane Keeping Assist and perhaps contrast it with Tesla's TACC with Aut...
by JoeS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Hyundai Kona US Pricing
Replies: 11
Views: 6888

Re: Hyundai Kona US Pricing

So, I missed the SoCal opportunities but today I was driving by the local Hyundai dealership and stopped in as I wanted to see if they had an Ultimate as I wanted to check out the HUD. Sure enough, they had one on the lot and I viewed the head-up display statically while parked. I was impressed that...
by JoeS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Hyundai KONA Electric or the Chevy Bolt EV?
Replies: 13
Views: 5683

Re: Hyundai KONA Electric or the Chevy Bolt EV?

Yet another comparison review, Canadian -

https://insideevs.com/reviews/368607/vi ... hevy-bolt/

Edit: I stopped watching it as the 'review', by a by a non-EV person, is somewhat inane ...
by JoeS
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Hyundai Kona US Pricing
Replies: 11
Views: 6888

Re: Hyundai Kona US Pricing

<Rant> I was really curious as to the exact information that the Kona EV displays, so I stopped by my local Hyundai dealer to find out. I spied two Limited Kona EVs on the lot as I went into the showroom and then cooled my heels for a good five minutes before one of the salespeople condescended to ...
by JoeS
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 300+ mile range on my Kona EV
Replies: 8
Views: 3316

Re: 300+ mile range on my Kona EV

... Low and behold, when coasting downhill with regen set to zero, there is still some low level regen occuring according to the powertrain kw readout- it goes negative 3-4 kw. And to verify, when regen is set to an active mode (1-3) and you let off the accelerator, powertrain kw readout goes negat...
by JoeS
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Do brake lights activate with regen braking?
Replies: 3
Views: 2700

Re: Do brake lights activate with regen braking?

A number of video reviews commented that the brake lights do, indeed, turn on with heavier regen. Hope someone posts here to confirm that. There is a UN spec requiring brake lights to illuminate within certain deceleration limits. From - https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/regenerative-...
by JoeS
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 300+ mile range on my Kona EV
Replies: 8
Views: 3316

Re: 300+ mile range on my Kona EV

DRIVAEV, thank you for the information. ...The Kona provides instantaneous kwh use by 4 categories- powertrain, climate control, electronics, and battery maintenance. It's also provides a cumulative percent of total for these same categories, but only for the trip... [/i]So, do we get a reading in u...
by JoeS
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: News & Main Kona EV Forum
Topic: A Kona Exploded...oh, and hi!
Replies: 1
Views: 1489

Re: A Kona Exploded...oh, and hi!

I'm looking askance at this, and witholding comment until the investigation is complete. "Electrek’s Take As usual, we like to remind everyone that there’s no evidence that electric vehicles catch on fire at any higher rate than gasoline-powered vehicles. This is actually the first instance of a Kon...

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