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Hyundai Motor to recall Kona EV and other electric vehicles in S Korea

Hyundai Motor to recall Kona EV and other electric vehicles in S Korea

The Hyundai Kona Electric is seen at the 41st Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok, Thailand July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co will recall 26,699 electric vehicles including Kona EVs in South Korea due to potential fire risks, South Korea's transport ministry said on Wednesday.

The recall will replace the vehicles' battery systems and applies to 25,083 Kona EVs, starting March 29, the ministry said in a statement.

(Reporting by Heekyong Yang and Joyce Lee; Editing by Jacqueline Wong and Edwina Gibbs)

Source: Reuters

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