Hyundai aims to be one of the top players in the British market
The times when customers in Europe, and in the UK in particular, were forced to wait months for the new Hyundai electric cars goes down in history.
The South Korean manufacturer increased the output, partially through launching Kona Electric production in the Czech Republic and is now able to match the demand (or maybe even exceed it).
In the UK alone, thousands of electric vehicles were delivered so far in 2020 and new orders can be fulfilled pretty quickly, often within days. We guess that it might have something to do also with the fact that the overall demand for cars has decreased after the coronavirus outbreak/general economy uncertainty.
“In response to significant customer demand, Hyundai Motor UK announced in January this year that Kona Electric waiting times would be significantly reduced, following a ramp up in production of its sought-after fully electric model. Through the introduction of manufacture at its European Czech-based plant and by increasing existing availability from its facility in Ulsan, South Korea, supply has now made its way to the UK market, along with the recently refreshed IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid and Electric.”
The company offers three plug-in models:
…which by the end of 2020, will be joined by the plug-in hybrid Santa Fe. Overall, by the end of 2020, three quarters of the entire Hyundai range will be electrified (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, all-electric).
Ashley Andrew, Hyundai Motor UK MD, said:
“Ever since we began offering our pioneering electric vehicles in the UK, we have been overwhelmed by demand for them. This year, we can deliver more electric vehicles to our customers than ever thanks to a much-improved supply that not only delivers for our customers but also helps in our goal of becoming one of the largest suppliers of electric vehicles in the UK.”
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