Kona, Ioniq, and Bus battery replacements

After some fires, Hyundai will replace batteries in all Kona, Ioniq EVs, and Elec City busses. Hyundai has now publicly announced that they will upgrade all their LG batteries with:

  • 75,680 Kona EV electric cars
  • 5,716 Ioniq electric cars
  • 305 Elec City buses

This is after a tough six-month stretch. There were 15 confirmed cases of Kona EV explosions, including 11 in South Korea and two in Canada. Although a temporary software patch was implemented, its effectiveness was questionable; just last month, another Kona with a fix caught fire.

Before Hyundai can repair the battery, owners are advised not to charge more than 90% of the power. If this looks familiar, it’s because GM did almost the same thing with the Bolt EV.

Source – Electrek

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