What the heck is going on with the Ioniq?

Discussion in 'General' started by JyChevyVolt, Dec 23, 2017.

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  1. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    8 month waiting list. You got to be kidding me.
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  3. IanL

    IanL New Member

    I stopped by a Hyundai dealership much earlier in the year to have a look at the Ioniq, and was told back then that there was a 6 month waiting list.
    So it doesn't seem to be getting any better.
  4. Which version?
  5. jim

    jim Active Member

    Hyundai Mike O'Brien announced they are available in the US but never listed the cities and QTY. I'd never want one in our HOT Phoenix area since all the sister company KIA SOUL EV batteries have failed in 14 of the 14 owners I tracked down. They have a long way to go to sell in the entire USA. I also ready they have doubled production so they muct be selling them someplace.
    Oh they do sell the hybrid in Arizona but not the Plugin or all electric. They won't even order me one.

    Hyundai Ioniq Electric
  6. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Is this a surprise? It was news several months ago, or maybe a year ago by now, that demand for the Hyundai Ioniq Electric vastly exceeded demand. By now, it's not exactly "news" anymore.

    As I've said before, it's going to be interesting to watch how fast and how well Hyundai is going to be able to ramp up production. Those EV advocates who airily hand-wave away the limitation of battery supply need to be shown an example of what happens in the real world when a legacy auto maker has a strong motivation to ramp up production of a PEV, but doesn't control its own battery supply.
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  8. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf New Member

    Yes, Tesla didn't build their battery Gigafactory for the heck of it. They accurately predicted a tsunami of demand and wanted to make sure they could deliver whatever volume they needed. The other battery manufacturers will eventually catch up. With demand, there will be investment. But until they do catch up, Tesla will be able to scoop up a huge share of the EV market. Just as it has in the past.
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  9. jim

    jim Active Member

    Tesla is taking the EV market, the Electric truck market , the Utility Power GRID market all that didn't exist before they created them.
  10. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Bang on the mark! Couldn't have said it better myself.

    I find it surprising how many EV advocates think Tesla spent billions on Gigafactory One just so they could slightly drop their cost for batteries. Not only isn't that the only reason, it's not even the primary reason that Tesla spent all that money to control its own battery supply.
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