Hyundai Canada is upping Kona EV inventory to clear out the waitlists

first_imgRELATED There is good reason the Kona Electric has been in such demand across Canada. It has a full charge range north of 400 kilometres, can be loaded up with luxury level tech and comfort features, has great styling inside and out, and with a base price of $44,999, qualifies for the federal EV rebate and provincial rebates in B.C. and Quebec. This trailer is traveling across Canada to educate consumers about EVs“In the first month of sales, we knew the global supply simply wouldn’t be enough,” said Hyundai Canada director sales Ken Maisonville. “We have increased our supply every year but still weren’t able to catch up with the demand.”What has allowed the global automaker to up the Kona EV production ante was the recent opening of a factory in the Czech Republic that produces Kona Electrics for the European market, freeing up Korean production for the North American market. See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos RELATED TAGSHyundaiKona ElectricSUVElectricElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesAuto SalesCanadaElectric carsEVsHyundai Auto CanadaHyundai Kona ElectricTeslacenter_img Range anxiety and charging infrastructure might get all the headlines when it comes to explaining why EV adoption in Canada is lagging compared to elsewhere in the world, but one of the biggest problems in the past couple of years has been supply. In that demand far exceeds supply.Waitlists are the norm for most every new all-electric vehicle in Canada, and don’t even think about the opportunity to test-drive one at your local dealership. Simply put, every one they can get their hands on is quickly passed onto a customer.So it is welcome news to hear the country’s second largest distributor of EVs behind Tesla is almost tripling the number of EV crossovers it is bringing into Canada in 2020. Hyundai Canada announced today that a total of 7,900 Kona Electrics will be imported into Canada in the 2020 calendar year, up from 2,600 in 2019. This marks the first time since its introduction in December of 2018 that the Kona electric will be sold without a waitlist. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Hyundai is spinning off Ioniq into its own new electric vehicle brand We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

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