Hyundai to investigate the explosion of an electric Kona in Montreal
Hyundai Canada intends to participate in the ongoing investigation into the explosion last Friday of a Hyundai Kona EV model electric car in the garage of a residence in northwestern Montreal.
The explosion destroyed the car and caused the garage fire and damaged the adjoining house. The blast of the explosion was so powerful that the garage door was projected on the ground of the house opposite, on the other side of Montigny Street, in Île-Bizard.
In an e-mail to Automotive News Canada, a Hyundai Canada spokesperson, Jean-François Taylor, said that Builder representatives have already had talks with the owner of the automobile and Transport Canada. The company is also collaborating in the investigation of the incident, the exact cause of which has not yet been determined by the Montreal Fire Department (SSIM).
The 2019 model of the Hyundai Kona EV sports utility vehicle (SUV) features a 150-kilowatt (kW) electric motor that includes a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery with a voltage of 356 volts.