Production of the Hyundai IONIQ Electric decreased in October
Last month showed us that Hyundai is having difficulties to mass produce electric cars in South Korea.
In October, 462 fewer Hyundai IONIQ Electric were produced than in the previous month. Not only the production figures are very disappointing, the shipping time is extremely high. It takes almost two months for the produced cars to reach Europe.
As you can see below, 2.355 Hyundai IONIQ EV were produced in September, of which 846 for the domestic market (South Korea) and 1.509 for exportation (Europe and North America mostly). This represents a nice improvement considering that only 1.169 (959 + 210) were produced in the previous month of August. However, last month was disappointing, in total only 1.893 units were produced, still very far from the Hyundai’s production goal of reaching 4.000 monthly units.
With two great electric cars – the Tesla Model 3 and the Hyundai IONIQ Electric -, facing difficulties to ramp up production, it’s clear that it’s Nissan who will benefit the most with its second generation Leaf.
The second generation Nissan Leaf is locally produced in three different plants around the world (USA, UK and Japan). Furthermore, the Dongfeng Nissan joint-venture is also expected to assemble the new generation Leaf in the Huada Plant in Guangzhou, China – as it did with the first generation Leaf, which was sold in China as the Venucia e30.