Feb 24, 2021

Hyundai to replace 82,000 electric-vehicle batteries over fire risk

Hyundai is to replace the electric batteries in nearly 82,000 of its electric vehicles worldwide because of a fire risk. The recall is expected to cost Hyundai about £640m. The South Korean company has been investigated by safety authorities in its home country, Yonhap news agency reports. Hyundai is now set to replace the entire battery in:.75,680 Kona electric cars.5,716 Ioniq electric cars.305 Elec City buses. Hyundai told Yonhap it would "Consult" with LG Energy Solution over sharing the cost of the recall. LG Energy Solution told Reuters Hyundai had "Misapplied" its guidance for setting up the fast-charging system.

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