Hyundai says no issues with EV supply now after 2019 delivery delays


Time 8:19 am, June 24, 2020

Hyundai has declared it wants to become one of the UK’s biggest providers of electrified cars, as it says it has overcome EV production issues.

Buyers were left on long waiting lists in 2019 when Hyundai couldn’t supply cars quickly enough to satisfy demand.

Now though, the firm has confirmed the supply of thousands of electric cars this year, with delivery times of just a few days for EV customers that order now.

An investigation by the PA news agency in May last year found that many EV customers were waiting months for delivery, with Hyundai and Kia customers facing a wait of up to a year.

However, in January, Hyundai announced it had ramped up production to try to meet demand – helped by production of its Kona Electric beginning at its European-Czech plant. With most car dealers across the UK either open or opening soon, the firm now appears set to push forward with its ambitious sales 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.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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