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large-scale recall was decided as a result of fires in Hyundai Motor's electric car Kona, but the anxiety has not been resolved.

There are also places where Kona electric vehicles are not allowed to charge or park. Reporter Kim Hye-min reports whether there is progress in determining the exact cause of the fire.


Bang-mo, who has been driving an electric car Kona for more than two years, recently went to a community center and had an absurd experience.

[Bang Mo/Kona Driver: While charging at the town office, a passing citizen came and said,'I don't want Kona to charge it here.

Doesn't it burn when I charge it?'

Borrowers are outraged.]

There are parking lots with notices saying'No use of Kona chargers', and complaints about being denied parking are also being posted on the bulletin board of the club.

Starting with a fire in a parking lot in Gangneung, Gangwon-do in July of last year, Kona, an electric car, burned 10 domestic and four overseas, 14 in total, to Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do on the 17th.

Most of the time, when the vehicle was parked after a full charge, the fire went on, and the fire started at the bottom of the vehicle with the battery installed.

[Ryu Do-Jeong/Director of the Institute of Automobile Safety (National Supervision on the 12th): It is estimated that a fire occurs in a large-capacity battery almost certainly.

However, more than 80 damages to the battery separator were identified during the investigation (it was confirmed.)] The

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport has pointed out defective battery cell manufacturing as the cause of the fire.

There is a risk of ignition if the positive and negative electrodes touch each other due to damage to the separator that blocks the positive and negative electrodes of the battery.

However, LG Chem, a battery manufacturer, is strongly refuting it.

The battery cells of LG Chem, the battery management system of Hyundai Motors, and the cooling system of Hyundai Mobis are in Kona, so the battle for responsibility between companies is hot.

Although the cause was not finalized, Hyundai Motor Company hastily decided to recall 77,000 vehicles around the world, because if the safety controversy spreads, it could disrupt the future eco-friendly car business.

Kona's owners are opposing the recall that has only been updated with the system.

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electric supply is increased while Hyundai only In addition, a large-scale recall was carried out due to fires in GM, Ford, and BMW electric vehicles overseas.

As batteries are pointed out as the dominant cause, we are concerned that it will be a negative factor for our companies leading the EV battery market.

(Video coverage: Park Dae-young, Video editing: Lee Seung-hee, VJ: Jung Min-gu)