Kia EV6 electrical automotive manufacturing halted because of manufacturing facility fireplace – document

Manufacturing of the Kia EV6 has been dealt a setback following a hearth at its Korean manufacturing facility.

Yonhap Information Company stories Kia has been compelled to droop operations in one in every of its 8 home vegetation because of a hearth brought about by way of business robots in its paint store.

8 business robots had been reportedly suffering from the hearth in Kia’s plant in Hwaseong, brought about by way of a spark from a cable on one in every of them.

We’ve contacted Kia Australia to substantiate what have an effect on this has had on provide of the EV6 for our marketplace.

The hearth reportedly broke out on August 28 and an organization spokesperson advised Yonhap manufacturing on the plant will stay suspended till September 6.

Along with the EV6, the Hwaseong plant additionally produces the K5 and K8 sedans.

Kia operates 8 vegetation in Korea, plus six in another country: two in China, and the remaining unfold throughout the USA, Mexico, Slovakia and India.

At the beginning of August, Kia showed better manufacturing facility toughen for Australia had slashed wait instances.

Previous this 12 months the EV6 had wait instances of round 365 days, however the corporate stated it had slashed those to simply 2-3 months.

Kia stated on the time it anticipated to transparent its order backlog inside of a couple of months.

Because the get started of 2022, Kia has offered 1266 devices of the EV6, however says it will have greater than doubled this in keeping with enquiry ranges.

Over the primary part of 2023, the EV6 was once the 8th best-selling EV in Australia, however the Tesla Style Y outsold it 28:1 (14,002 gross sales as opposed to 535 gross sales, January to June).

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