Hyundai Kona Electric production declined last month

Hyundai Kona Electric charging

Last month, the total production of the Hyundai Kona Electric decreased 19 %, but the Hyundai IONIQ Electric had a slight production increase (6 %).

Let’s see the production numbers in more detail for the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Hyundai IONIQ Electric.


Hyundai Kona Electric production (June)

  • Domestic (South Korea): 1.076
  • Exportation: 1.273
  • Total: 2.196


Hyundai Kona Electric production (July)

  • Domestic (South Korea): 1.317
  • Exportation: 458
  • Total: 1.775


While the production for the domestic market had a slight increase, the production for the exportation market declined heavily.


Hyundai IONIQ Electric production (June)

  • Domestic (South Korea): 534
  • Exportation: 1.273
  • Total: 1.807


Hyundai IONIQ Electric production (July)

  • Domestic (South Korea): 252
  • Exportation: 1.666
  • Total: 1.918


It’s a shame that the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group keeps producing great electric cars at a very slow pace.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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3 years ago

Great car. Read yesterday. 258 EPA miles. But yeah, there’s the availability thing. When will I first see one? Not before the eplus I’m sure

3 years ago

So they don’t have battery supply, or they lose money on them as a halo / unicorn car.
Pity, as they could sell millions. I know many in Australia are keen.

3 years ago

Hola Pedro lima. No se ofenda por la pregunta es por simple curiosidad. Ley su anterior articulo sobre el road map de la empresa de baterías CATL y no vi nada de alto secreto ¿Que motivo hay para que usted lo haya puesto protegido?.

3 years ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Gracias por su respuesta Pedro Lima. Me deja bastante sorprendido la reacción de CATL, recuerdo su artículo y no daba datos tan sensibles “o almenos eso creo yo”. Mire el lado positivo Pedro Lima es usted tan profesional que sus articulos los siguen muchos incluida una empresa de tal calibre como CATL. Puede usted ir con la cabeza muy alta.

3 years ago

Kona will be just like IONIQ…Good car, with lot of demand, but Hyundai is not interested in large scale production…

3 years ago

but i’m sure that an order today in europe is more speed as TM3

3 years ago
Reply to  David13

Yeah but that’s not saying much.

Richard P
3 years ago

Laughable small numbers, about 2.000 of each cars per month where Tesla produces 20.000 of Model 3 LR.
Hyundai could easily sell 10.000 of each one per month, since they will produce 39 kWh and 64 kWh versions of Kona, they could sell even more of them.
They have the production capability, but they obviously “don’t want* to produce them.

3 years ago

I’ve been chomping on the bit for the Kona to come to New Zealand, but what has put me right off is the time it takes to recharge the battery its far too long especially at home..

Tom Houlden
3 years ago

It actually takes less time to recharge (especially at home) than an i3, Bolt/Ampera, Tesla S, X, Leaf, eGolf, etc. The only EVs I can think of that add more range per hour are Ioniq & Model 3.

Maximilian Holland
3 years ago

Like every maker who isn’t Tesla, Hyundia-Kia are still not able to make money on EVs, and instead each unit is costing them money. That will eventually change, but until they adapt, they can’t afford to make large volumes. However, at least they have the basic engineering principles right, and they are without doubt the best non-Telsa EV maker. Shame on Nissan who have seriously dropped the ball on this.

3 years ago

I think it would be very interesting to know how much the EVs have to cost in order for the manufacturers to not loose money on them. I hear a lot about that companies are loosing money on producing EVs, and that that is the reason for not producing more EVs. If we assume that the development cost is independent of the production cost, which I think would be reasonable, we would assume that it is the parts in an EV that are more expensive than the parts in an ICE.
The Volkswagen e-up costs 10.000 Euros more than the Volkswagen Up GTI. If the battery is 20 kWh and costs 200 Euro for each kWh we get 4000 Euro for the battery, what were are the remaining 6000 Euro come from, especially if we assume that the battery is the most expensive part of the EV?
Yes Volkswagen did invest money in the development of the drive-train, but that money is spend and does not change with the number of produced EVs.

3 years ago

> Like every maker who isn’t Tesla, Hyundia-Kia are still not able to make money on EVs

As if Tesla has demonstrated the ability to make money on EVs! They certainly haven’t, although they are promising they’ll demonstrate that from the current quarter onwards (Q3 2018). But we all know Muskimates are even wilder than Guesstimates (even those from Nissan’s GOM), so let’s wait and see before we pronounce Tesla’s proven ability to make a profit…

Besides, from this blog my impression is that Nissan is the only maker that has a clear marginal profit on each EV (LEAF) it builds and sells. That’s not to say they have recuped all of their investments that went into it, but on the other hand a lot of what they got from that investment is know-how and learning, not merely products, and that has value going forward with other EVs as well, of course.

3 years ago

64kWh ordered since 1 month on the 1st batch of 500 units for 2018 for France. Dealer has promised delivery at latest 1st week of December 2018 ! Hard to believe when I see the export production figures !? Wait and see…

Magnus H
3 years ago

Do you have numbers for the other Hyundai cars, such as their Kona/Ioniq hybrids and also their ICE cars? Wonder how it compares to the total output of the company.

3 years ago

Hmmm… no idea what the ramp-up was supposed to look like, but it seems nonsensical to have a big decline this early on, so I doubt that was planned. Probably some kinks need to be sorted out… makes me a little nervous that Hyundai may not be able to deliver my KONA according to the delivery estimate (Q2 2019).

3 years ago
Reply to  Terawatt

How does one get a KONA EV reservation?

3 years ago
Reply to  JRB

you go to your local dealer. If you don’t have one of those, you might have a problem