Hyundai has stopped taking orders for its all-electric Ioniq in Canada, as they are facing a battery shortage. Green Car Reports got the heads up on the supply problem from a reader and its looks as if the order stop could widen.
A memo that Hyundai had sent to dealers reads as follows: “Due to a temporary global battery supply shortage, the sold order entry system for 18MY Ioniq EV will be closed effective immediately. The 19MY Ioniq EV will be opened at the same time to allow for pre-sale of 19My Ioniq EV, with deliveries beginning in July.”
Hyundai is even not sure if the current supply will suffice to fulfil existing orders before the model year 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is due to arrive.
According to Green Car Reports, Canada is not the only country facing an order stop. Buyers in California report the same order stop in forums as well and even orders of the Hyundai Kona Electric might be hit by the worldwide battery shortage.