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News 2019 Hyundai Kona EV Deliveries Delayed

2019 Hyundai Kona EV Deliveries Delayed

Deliveries of the new 2019 Hyundai Kona EV are delayed with no official back-up dates given to those who pre-ordered as far back as last July.

It was back in July 2018 that Hyundai Canada opened up pre-order possibilities for their highly-anticipated 2019 Kona EV crossover. At the time, Hyundai Canada predicted deliveries to commence in the late fall of 2018.

With their $1,000 deposit, hopeful owners were told to expect their shiny new electric vehicle to arrive in October or November. New Year’s day is just around the corner and no one’s got their Kona EV…

The series of updates following the deposit have gone something like this: An email stating that production will begin between October and December, followed by an assurance that the vehicle will be built in November, after which another email came in, this time with a $100 gift card. In all of these emails and communications, it would seem that no VIN numbers have been given nor any further details pertaining to production.

On top of this, dealers seem to be out of the loop as well, not to mention that it looks as though they will be penalized by Hyundai for reservation refunds and cancellations. Dealers will obviously pass this on to consumers…

In this scenario, as in many instances where EVs are concerned, carmakers are deliberately keeping production volumes low to avoid creating stock and potentially losing money. In Canada, it would seem that demand far exceeds the intended allowance.

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