* Hyundai Motor's all-electric sub-compact SUV, the Kona Electric, has been awarded the maximum possible rating by Green NCAP
* Green NCAP is an independent organisation that rates cars based on energy efficiency and emissions
* Kona Electric is the second battery electric vehicle from Hyundai to receive a maximum five-star rating, following IONIQ Electric in 2019
The Hyundai Kona Electric has received top marks from Green NCAP, an independent organisation that ranks vehicles based on their energy efficiency and emissions.
Green NCAP awarded the all-electric subcompact SUV a five-star rating, the highest score possible.
The rating was based on three indices, each of which contained several metrics: clean air, energy efficiency and greenhouse gases. As a zero-emissions vehicle, Kona Electric received top marks for clean air and greenhouse gases. That it also ranked high on energy efficiency, however, was particularly impressive. Out of 24 vehicles rated in 2020, the Kona Electric is one of just two vehicles to achieve the maximum score.
In its report, Green NCAP wrote: 'As with all other pure electric vehicles, there are no tailpipe emissions so the car is assured of maximum points for Clean Air and for Greenhouse Gases. Even electric cars have to consume energy in order to move but, here too, the Kona's efficiency remains within the zone for which maximum points are scored:
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