With the increasing demand for zero-emission vehicles, Hyundai has started to focus on production of KONA Electric for its customers in Europe. Hyundai, which will start producing KONA Electric at the Nosovice plant in Czech Republic as of March, will continue the existing production at its facilities in Ulsan. 3,300 people work at Hyundai's factory in Nosovice and can produce about 1,500 vehicles a day. With the i30, Tucson and KONA EV models produced at the factory, the annual capacity reaches 350.000 units.
Since the demand for KONA Electric has been increasing day by day since its launch, Hyundai will also save time in the delivery times of vehicles by producing simultaneously with its factory in Korea. KONA Electric will provide more than 2018 zero emission vehicles to its European customers, including IONIQ Electric and hydrogen fuel cell NEXO. Germany, France, the Netherlands and Norway stand out as the countries with the highest demand.
“Our customers are always our top priority,” said Dong Woo Choi, President and CEO of Hyundai Europe, regarding production in Czech Republic. In this direction, we focus on our strategic plans to meet the increasing demand for our electric vehicles. Because the awareness of European consumers towards the environment is constantly increasing and we see the regional market as a great potential for EVs. Our vision and future goals are to reach the leadership by strengthening our position in mobility. ”
In addition to its zero emission models, Hyundai draws attention in the sector with a wide range of alternative fuel technologies. From 48-volt lightweight hybrids to full-hybrid and plug-in hybrids in many segments, Hyundai continues to continually improve itself, so that more people can access future mobility.
KONA EV is seen as an important step in the automotive world as the first B-SUV car to be produced in series with long-range electric powertrains. Hyundai also offers faster charging at KONA EV using an 11 kW three-phase AC cable. In addition, another useful feature, Blue Link®, is another feature of KONA. This service, which is offered in certain markets, allows drivers to start the engine without getting in the vehicle using the Blue Link phone application.