Hyundai is apparently considering ending sales of its Kona Electric in the South Korean market after two recent recalls of the electric model, but sales of the Kona Electric in Europe are expected to continue.
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Hyundai has announced prices for the refreshed Kona Electric and Kona Hybrid in Germany. The new Kona Electric is available with a 100 kW engine and 39.2 kWh battery at list prices starting at €35,650, the 150 kW variant with a 64 kWh battery from €41,850 - both before incentives. The Kona Hybrid starts at €26,900.
In Baden-Württemberg, electric cars will soon be even easier to test-drive, with the state traffic watchdog launching a campaign under the slogan "We explain, you drive!", in the course of which 36 electric cars will be available for extensive familiarisation, comparison and expert discussion.
UK electric car subscription service Onto is adding another 275 electric cars to its fleet by March, having already ordered 1,100 Renault Zoe and 300 each of PSA's Peugeot e-208 and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense last year.
According to the current Green NCAP procedure, 49 models with different drive types and body styles were tested. In the overall result, the first three places went to all-electric models - the Hyundai Kona Elektro, Renault Zoe and VW ID.3.
Hyundai Motor has entered into a strategic partnership with Uber in Europe, through which Hyundai will offer Uber drivers discounted access to its Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric models, as well as future all-electric vehicle models.
Coca-Cola European Partners Deutschland GmbH has received the first Kona electric cars from Hyundai, and the South Korean carmaker is now to deliver up to 200 more electric vehicles to Coca-Cola every year.
The faulty LG battery cells that led to recalls for General Motors and Hyundai electric cars came from at least two of the battery maker's Asian plants, specifically in South Korea and China, according to the latest findings. reuters.com
Following Hyundai Motor Group's announcement in May that it will begin manufacturing electric cars in the U.S. in 2022, more details are now available: the first electric model the group will produce in Alabama will be the Genesis GV70 EV, starting in early 2022. Meanwhile, Hyundai has released a first teaser image of its Seven concept car.