Hyundai starts producing Kona Electric in Nošovice

Published: 16.03.2020 Related countries:  Korea (south) Korea (south)

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Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) has started producing the Kona Electric model. In the week from March 9, 2020, the carmaker sent out the first vehicles destined for the European market. The Nošovice plant produces the more powerful of the two model versions, which is equipped with a 150-kW electromotor and a set of batteries with a capacity of 64 kWh and a range of 484 km. The carmaker invested almost CZK 1.8bn in the preparation of the production, mainly in the adaptation of the assembly line and the production of forms for new components at suppliers. HMMC plans to produce 30,000 Kona Electric vehicles until the end of 2020 or 35,000 vehicles in 12 months of production. Currently, it manufactures 150 Kona Electric vehicles per day.

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