Thanks for that link. It's nice to see an official brochure that confirms the 8yr warranty and also has all the other info for this model. This looks like a great option for my parents next car.alozzy wrote:@SanCarlosJeff https://bit.ly/2rjHGGj
The footnote saysA battery warranty that lasts a lifetime.
Hyundai Assurance is renowned as America’s Best Warranty, so it should be no surprise that Kona Electric's lithium-ion polymer battery is covered by a Lifetime Electric Battery Warranty*- an industry exclusive.
Kona EV Lifetime Electric Battery Warranty
The Lifetime Electric Battery Warranty applies to all U.S. 2019 model-year Kona Electrics. The Lifetime Electric Battery Warranty ensures that if the lithium polymer battery fails, Hyundai will replace the battery and cover recycling costs for the old battery free of charge to the original owner. The Lifetime Electric Battery Warranty excludes coverage for vehicles placed in commercial use (e.g., taxi, route delivery, rental, etc.).
I thought that program ended?Leaf15 wrote:Not sure about Kona, but All Ionics hybrids and EV have lifetime HV battery warranty to the original owner (non transferable) and degradation limit is 70% (clarified by Hyundai rep, according to ionic forum).
You are confusing degradation with defect ?aluminumwelder wrote:Even though the 2019 Kona is more expensive than the leaf, when you figure in the lifetime battery warranty for the original buyer, it seems like a better deal in the long run?
It would not be confused in the court of law. Lost capacity is a defect. The degradation baseline is well established by the industry already. Hyundai would replace the battery to avoid getting another scandal by any cost, besides they might just pass some portion of the cost to LG as they most likely have an agreement to back those warranty claims.SageBrush wrote: You are confusing degradation with defect ?
NoLeaf15 wrote: Lost capacity is a defect