Hyundai Kona Electric waiting times slashed in production ramp up

Customers waiting for an all-electric Hyundai Kona have seen waiting times cut dramatically after the firm ramped up production.

An investigation by the PA news agency last year found that many prospective electric vehicle owners were facing delays in the delivery of their EVs, with Hyundai and Kia customers facing wait times of up to 12 months.

At the time, firms blamed global demand for batteries outstripping supply, but Hyundai says these delays have been ‘significantly reduced’ through the introduction of Kona Electric production to the South Korean company’s factory in Czechia, as well as increasing supply from its home country.

Hyundai Kona Electric
Wait times for the Hyundai Kona Electric have been slashed from 12 months. (Hyundai)

Ashley Andrew, managing director at Hyundai Motor UK, said: “The Hyundai Kona Electric has achieved outstanding success in the UK since its introduction, with demand for the model quickly outstripping supply.

“We have listened to our customers and are significantly ramping-up availability in order to cut delivery times, a move that we hope will encourage more people to consider a fully electric car.”

The Kona Electric has an official range of 278 miles and is available to order now, with a price of £35,100 after the government’s plug-in car grant.

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