Hyundai Kona EV Will No Longer Be Sold In South Korea Over Battery Issue | MotorBiscuit

The Hyundai Kona EV will no longer be sold on the South Korean market. This decision came after domestic sales dropped dramatically following a controversial battery-related recall. South Korean Kona drivers have made it clear; They don’t think Hyundai handled the situation well.

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Battery fires and other issues prompt massive recall of the Hyundai Kona EV

Hyundai’s issues with the Kona EV began in March 2019. Three electric Kona SUVs had ignited and caused serious structure fires. All of the vehicles in question were parked with fully charged batteries when the fires started. More than a dozen reported fires prompted the automaker to investigate. The threat of fire was deemed credible and electrical deficiencies with the car’s battery system were suspect.

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