Tuesday , May 24 2022

At Nošovice, they started producing the innovative Hyundai Kona Electric


Production of the Kona Electric model at the Silesian factory began in the spring, when it became the first mass-produced electric car in the Czech Republic. As a result, the carmaker has significantly shortened delivery times of new electric cars. Spokeswoman Petr Michník said while production of other models was limited due to a coronavirus pandemic in the spring, horse production was running to its full potential.

“Nošická Kona Electric is intended for select European markets, most of which went to Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and France,” Michník said. To date, the plant has produced nearly 24,000 of these cars.

The Nošovice carmaker produces the most powerful of the two versions of Kony Electric. “It has an electric motor with an output of 150 kilowatts and a set of batteries with a capacity of 64 kilowatt hours, which allows a long range of 484 kilometers,” Michník said.

The Hyundai carmaker announced in October that it will call nearly 77,000 Kona cars for inspection due to the risk of battery ignition. However, this does not apply to cars made in the Czech Republic, the Nošovice factory has another battery manufacturer.

The factory in Nošovice is the only Hyundai production factory in the European Union. It produces up to 1,400 cars a day, last year it produced 309,500 units. It produces Tucson models, i30 in several variants, i30 N sports and Kona Electric.

Last year, the carmaker generated a profit of 7.39 billion crowns, 170 million higher than in 2018, and it’s 123.14 billion crowns revenue, down 6.1 billion lower year-on-year. The factory has about 3,300 employees, a further 8,700 people work for its direct suppliers.

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