Hyundai seeks to become UK’s largest supplier of electric vehicles

Hyundai is aiming to become the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicles by promising to deliver its all-electric vehicles to customers in a matter of days after being ordered. The manufacturer currently offers the Kona Hybrid and Electric, Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and Electric along with mild hybrid Tucson models.

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By the end of 2020, three-quarters of Hyundai’s range will be electrified, whereby the addition of new 48V mild-hybrid i20 & i30 and Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid Santa Fe will be added to the company’s portfolio.

In response to significant customer demand for EVs, Hyundai Motor UK announced in January this year that Kona Electric waiting times would be significantly reduced. This was achieved by a ramp-up in production of its sought-after fully electric model; whereby the vehicle’s manufacturing took place at its European Czech-based plant and supply from Ulsan, South Korea also stepped up.

Hyundai Ioniq family

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Ashley Andrew, Hyundai Motor UK MD, said: “Ever since we began offering our pioneering electric vehicles in the UK, we have been overwhelmed by demand for them. This year, we can deliver more electric vehicles to our customers than ever thanks to a much-improved supply that not only delivers for our customers but also helps in our goal of becoming one of the largest suppliers of electric vehicles in the UK.”

For customers looking to buy a new electric vehicle, most of Hyundai’s dealerships are now open for business and are COVID-secure environments. For those of us who wish to purchase a new car but don’t want to visit a showroom, two options will be available: the ability to purchase online via Hyundai’s Click to Buy platform, and the ability to call your local dealer to discuss requirements.

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The Click to Buy site offers customers ultimate flexibility and the greatest ever selection of available stock, with users able to research, configure, and get a price for a trade-in.

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