Do not park the Hyundai Kona EV inside as it may ignite
Do not park the Hyundai Kona EV inside as it may ignite

According to reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has filed a recall request for Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Ioniq electric cars after more than a dozen battery fires.

The agency also warned these car owners to stop their cars near their flammable homes or buildings.

According to the NHTSA, dimming Hyundai Kona's lithium-ion battery increases the risk of fire while standing, charging and driving. Safest parking outside and remote. Houses and other buildings.

Hyundai Motor Corporation announced last month that it would recall nearly 76,000 Hyundai Kona electric cars manufactured between 2018 and 2020 due to fears of a battery fire.

This is Hyundai Kona's second recall, but the first recall is global in nature.

The car manufacturer also said it recalled some Hyundai Ionic electric cars and electric buses.

Hyundai Motor said a total of 82,000 cars had recalled, at an estimated cost of $ 900 million.

Like Hyundai, Hyundai Kona batteries are manufactured by South Korean company LG Energy Solutions.

LG Chem is a major supplier of Li-ion batteries for automobile manufacturers such as General Motors, Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Daimler.

Hyundai Motor is the newest automaker. Due to a battery malfunction, the automaker has voluntarily recalled the car.

GM said last year it recalled nearly 69,000 Chevrolet nails and Audi recalled more than 500 e-tron SUVs due to the risk of a battery fire.

Chinese company Nio recalled nearly 5,000 ES8 electric SUVs in 2019 after multiple reports of battery fires.

There is no evidence that electric cars catch fire at a different rate than internal combustion engines, but as more electric cars appear on the streets, this problem has received increasing attention. "Warning.

Since first responders cannot be extinguished using some traditional methods, they have been trained to handle electric vehicle battery fires.

The Tesla fire in particular attracted so much attention that the company's CEO, Elon Musk, publicly objected to reporting the accident.

Electric cars from other automakers such as Jaguar have also suffered from sporadic fires.

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