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Why the Hyundai Kona Electric is our Top Plug-In Car of 2018

05/11/2018 - This article has been taken from a Stuff.co.nz article. We have used our BMG photos. 


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Despite a lot of talk about plug-in vehicles this year, it's still very early days for electric vehicles in New Zealand. The infrastructure is improving, but the cars are few in number and the capital cost is very high.

Logic might dictate this award go to a plug-in hybrid vehicle then, which gives a taste of pure-EV running but keeps a combustion engine in the loop as we adjust to this brave new world.

That might have happened, had the Hyundai Kona Electric not come along and completely recalibrated our expectations of what a pure-EV (or Battery Electric Vehicle, BEV if you like) could offer.

We take the new Hyundai Kona on a shoot

We needed some promotional photos of the all new 2018 Hyundai Kona EV.
This involved a bit of a tiki tour to get the right shot. This also involved some quiet time behind the wheel of this next generation all electric vehicle from Hyundai. 

They say the big selling point is the 468KM range from one charge. 
We say the big selling point is how it drives. 
This is the future folks. 

 

This week Bowater Hyundai have had an early release Hyundai Kona EV for test drives. Congrats to all those on the list that got to experience the future. Very seductive and alluring. Once you have experience of the instant torque of the EV it’s hard to go back, and this one has range enough for you to not even notice what the battery status is Day to Day.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Saturday, 29 September 2018

Bowater Hyundai is looking for a sales superstar.

Are you enthusiastic, motivated and driven by success?
Do you want to sell an exciting and technologically advanced product you can believe it? It's time you joined us.

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Bowater Hyundai are on the hunt for an experienced Vehicle Sales Professional. 

They are looking for someone with a proven track record in sales. This person must have great communication skills, be customer focused, and be able to find a solution to customer needs.  

Bowater Hyundai is looking for a new Auto Technician

We require an energetic qualified technician with suitable diagnostic skills and proven experience to join our professional and dedicated team in Nelson.

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Bowater Hyundai is passionate about customer service – and it shows! We have a proud history based on nearly 73 years of exceptional customer service delivered by our professional, knowledgeable & friendly team - and what a team it is! As a well-established company, we offer a great working environment where you will be encouraged to develop, both personally and professionally, with regular training courses to help you excel in your role. Hours are regular, corporate technical clothing is provided and hard work is rewarded. The successful applicant will benefit from a competitive wage and a great working environment

Meet the Bowater Hyundai Team

James Duncan. Very good at horsing around....

2015-isuzu-james500xOur Sales Team Leader James has been with Bowater Hyundai & Isuzu since early in 2014, having come through the industry since his first job as a vehicle groomer back in 2002. Over that time he has certainly seen technology change, and is able to point you in the right direction with matching you up with the vehicle that will best suit your needs. He has his finger on the pulse and knows how to take control of the reigns!

Born and bred in Nelson, James grew up in Wakefield and attended Waimea College. He has kept true to his country roots, having competitively ridden horses since he was 5. He now competes on a national level, often travelling to events such as the Horse of the Year with his horse and his executive horse float. Got a question about towing a horse float - James is your man! He has towed more horse floats in his time than most, and has got the full run down on towing statistics. 

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