Kona, Ioniq, and Bus battery replacements

Originally published at: https://wheelive.com/2021/02/25/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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