Production Hell For Hyundai Kona Electric? | CleanTechnica
But for the CleanTechnica faithful, we care little about gasmobiles. We want to know about battery electric cars and whether the zero-emissions revolution is gaining momentum. Since SUVs are a hot market segment and compact SUVs — often called cute utes — are the hottest part of that segment, the fact that Hyundai has a battery electric Kona with 258 miles of range in its model lineup should be good news. We can get an idea of the demand for that car from the fact that Norwegian customers have already placed nearly 7,000 firm orders for it.
So, why isn’t Hyundai making more of them and getting them into the hands of buyers who are ready, willing, and able to plunk down their hard-earned cash for one?