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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