Hyundai to start production of Kona Electric in Europe
Hyundai announced that from the 80.000 electric cars it expects to sell in Europe this year, 30.000 (37,5 %) will be made at its Czech plant. The production of the Hyundai Kona Electric in Europe starts next month.
- Hyundai will start producing the Kona Electric at its Czech manufacturing plant, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), in March 2020
- The plant plans to produce 30,000 electric vehicles in the first year
- By producing the fully-electric compact SUV in Europe, Hyundai is demonstrating its commitment to the European market
- Hyundai to become the biggest provider of zero-emission vehicles in Europe with about 80,000 units available in 2020
27 February 2020 – Hyundai Motor has announced the start of production for the Kona Electric at its Czech production plant, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC). Production will start at the beginning of March 2020.
HMMC, which is located in Nošovice in Czech Republic, is one of the largest and most modern auto manufacturing plants in Europe. The plant plans to produce 30,000 units of the Kona Electric per year. Together with the production from Hyundai’s Ulsan plant in Korea, the company will more than triple the availability of Kona Electric for its customers in Europe, leading to a significant reduction in waiting time.
For 2020, Hyundai will provide about 80,000 units of zero-emission vehicles to European customers, including Kona Electric, IONIQ Electric and the NEXO fuel cell electric SUV. With this development, Hyundai expects to become the biggest provider of zero-emission vehicles in Europe in 2020.
The 80.000 electric cars that Hyundai expects to sell in Europe this year, are probably the minimum amount that Hyundai is required to sell in order to avoid EU (European Union) fines from stricter emissions regulations starting this year.