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Friday, July 16, 2021

This'd Run Your Phone for a While!

This is an example of a 1003 lb battery for a Hyundai KONA EV.
  Hyundai KONA EV Battery 
I just got off the phone from making an appointment next Wednesday to get one. 

My Kona contains one of the LG Chem batteries with a manufacturing defect. This has led to a tiny number of fires in my type of EV.  It's also a potential problem for 50,000 Chevy Bolts. However, Hyundai has been on top of things for quite a while. We've known about the problem for months and presently I am supposed to be charging to a maximum of 80% capacity.  My car was an early production vehicle, manufactured on December 12, 2018. We confirmed its potential battery problem earlier this summer when I went in for the recall notice.  Replacement batteries have now started arriving in port.

So, next week, I will get a completely new battery under warranty. My car will be among the first in Canada to receive its free replacement.  I'm expecting the installation and testing to take several days while I drive a loaner from the dealership. (Oh crap, I don't look forward to driving a gas-powered vehicle at all!) My birthday is next Friday and most probably the day I can pick up my Kona, so I'm considering this as my birthday present from Korea.


1 comment:

DennisSylvesterHurd said...

We did pick get it Friday morning. Thankfully, they'd cleaned Kimchi.

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