Hyundai has overcome its electric vehicle production issues and says it wants to be ‘one of the nation’s biggest providers of electrified cars over the next few years’.
Buyers of EV cars were added to waiting lists when Hyundai couldn’t satisfy demand.
The firm has now confirmed the supply of thousands of electric cars in 2020, and delivery times are short, as customers were told they would wait just a few days for their order.
The news will be welcomed by customers after an investigation by the PA news agency last year found that EV customers were waiting months for delivery.
The car manufacturer announced it had ramped up production to meet demand in January – helped by production of its Kona Electric beginning at its European-Czech plant. With most car dealers across the UK now open or in the process of reopening, the firm is ready to push forward with its ambitious goals.
Ashley Andrew, Hyundai Motor UK managing director, 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.”
Hyundai offers three plug-in models: Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai IONIQ Electric, Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In, saying that these will be joined by the plug-in hybrid Santa Fe by the end of 2020. Also by the end of this year, Hyundai promises that three-quarters of the entire Hyundai range will be electrified (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, all-electric).
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