Kia EV6 electric car production halted due to factory fire – report
Production of the Kia EV6 has been dealt a setback following a fire at its Korean factory.
Yonhap News Agency reports Kia has been forced to suspend operations in one of its eight domestic plants due to a fire caused by industrial robots in its paint shop.
Eight industrial robots were reportedly affected by the fire in Kia’s plant in Hwaseong, caused by a spark from a cable on one of them.
We’ve contacted Kia Australia to confirm what impact this has had on supply of the EV6 for our market.
The fire reportedly broke out on August 28 and a company spokesperson told Yonhap production at the plant will remain suspended until September 6.
In addition to the EV6, the Hwaseong plant also produces the K5 and K8 sedans.
Kia operates eight plants in Korea, plus six overseas: two in China, and the rest spread across the United States, Mexico, Slovakia and India.
At the start of August, Kia confirmed greater factory support for Aust