By Evan Williams Hyundai’s electric Ioniq is too popular for Hyundai – or some of its suppliers – to handle.
A report from Business Korea says that Hyundai is having trouble sourcing batteries for its Ioniq plug-in and EV. It says that Hyundai originally ordered 6,000 to 7,000 batteries from supplier LG Chem for installation in versions of the Ioniq.
According to the report, sales have been double what was originally expected, and that LG Chem is having trouble keeping up with the increased demand. The Ioniq Electric is the best-selling EV in Korea, with waiting lists currently at around five months to get one.
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