Hyundai and Kia honing heat-pump tech for next-generation EVs

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Heat pumps will be a feature of future Hyundai and Kia electric cars, helping to improve efficiency and maximize driving range in cold temperatures, the automakers believe.

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2020 Kia Niro EV: Price hike brings bigger infotainment screens but no extra range

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Kia’s only all-electric car for the U.S. The 2020 Kia Niro (2019 model pictured) has changed slightly. market is returning for its second model year with just a few changes, none of which affect key specs like range or charging.

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Hyundai and Kia continuing to develop heat pump technology for EVs

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation provided new details on their enhanced heat pump system, deployed in Hyundai and Kia’s global electric vehicle (EV) line-up to maximize their all-electric driving range in low temperatures.

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Kia electric car: 300-mile range, 20-minute fast-charging, arriving by late 2021

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With Kia’s Plan S, revealed in January, the South Korean brand became much more committed about going electric and committing to a significant volume of electric vehicles in the future.

2020 114

Electrify America, Kia Motors America offer DC fast charging plan for Kia Niro EV drivers

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Electrify America announced an agreement with Kia Motors America to offer Kia Select, a new charging program with optimized pricing for the Kia Niro electric vehicle (EV) model on Electrify America’s direct current (DC) fast charging network.

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Electrify America offering discounted pricing for Kia Niro EV drivers

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Kia is the latest automaker to partner with a charging network on discounted rates for drivers of its electric cars. Kia Niro EV drivers can now get discounts on Electrify America DC fast charging through the Kia Select program.

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Kia Stinger sport sedan might switch to electric, hints design boss

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The Kia Stinger may need to go electric in order to survive, Kia design boss Karim Habib hinted in a recent interview with Top Gear. "As

2020 93

Hyundai and Kia develop ICT-connected predictive shift system

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have developed a predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, enabling the vehicle to shift automatically to the optimal gear after identifying the road and traffic conditions ahead.

2020 117

Hyundai-Kia and LG Chem hope to woo battery-tech startups

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Hyundai, sibling brand Kia, and battery maker LG Chem are launching a competition for battery-tech startups. Those startups will work with Hyundai, Kia, and LG Chem on "proof of concept.

2020 71

New Kia Sorento SUV and first Sorento Hybrid; plug-in option to come

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In Frankfurt, Kia unveiled the new Sorento, the fourth generation of its mid-size SUV, including for the first time a hybrid option. Sorento is at the heart of Kia’s reinvigorated global SUV line-up, which also includes the Seltos, Stonic, Telluride and Sportage.

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2021 Kia Sorento: Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions potentially on the way

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Although Kia previously provided a look at the next-generation Sorento crossover, it released new details on the vehicle that will make it more of interest to efficiency-focused shoppers.

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Kia makes $25B shift toward more electric vehicles: 11 new EVs by 2025

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Hyundai’s Kia Motors unit is in many respects a separate automaker from Hyundai, with its own design and manufacturing facilities. Now, Kia is getting specific about its goals for going electric.

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Electric BMW 7-Series, 2020 Kia Niro EV, solid-state progress: Today’s Car News

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The Kia Niro gets bigger screens for 2020. BMW will be adding an all-electric version of its large-and-luxurious 7-Series sedan. And a major battery maker reports progress on the solid-state battery front. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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CALSTART: zero-emission trucks, buses, off-road equipment on track for 78% rise in models in 2020, doubling by 2023

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By the end of 2020, there will be 169 different zero-emission (ZE) medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models in commercial production compared to 95 models in 2019. The 2020 growth curve can be tracked to a number of factors—the biggest one being demand.

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Kia Sorento: mammoth hybrid SUV enters production

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Having had its big reveal postponed due to the cancelation of the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Kia Sorento has entered production ahead of its imminent release

2020 41

Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation today made a strategic investment of €100 million (US $110 million) in a new partnership with Arrival , a UK-based electric vehicle startup ( earlier post ). Of the total investment, Hyundai will contribute €80 million; Kia €20 million.

2020 90

Tesla range boost, Kia high-performance EV, Polestar interface: Today’s Car News

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Kia’s working on an EV “halo” vehicle. Tesla’s two more expensive models get a big range boost. Polestar provides a look at its future interface. And is the Model 3 really that far ahead of other EVs? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 91

Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and LG Chem launch global competition to invest in EV and battery start-ups

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Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, and LG Chem are jointly sponsoring the “EV & Battery Challenge” (EVBC), a global competition to identify up to 10 EV and battery start-ups for potential investment and collaboration. Hyundai and Kia have gained prominence in the global market with a comprehensive portfolio of EVs. There, Hyundai, Kia, and LG Chem will be verifying the innovative technologies of the applicants.

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Kia Niro EV fast charging, Cheetah Stance, air pollution and the pandemic: Today’s Car News

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Electrify America cuts fast-charging prices for Kia Niro EV owners. Air pollution is linked to mortality in this pandemic. And the company using a former GM plant in Ohio has released more about orders for its upcoming electric work truck. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Hyundai and Kia invest in UK electric commercial-vehicle maker Arrival

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The UK-based electric-vehicle startup Arrival has already earned plenty of attention over the past couple of years for its refreshingly different, futuristic and eye-catching electric commercial-vehicle designs.

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Kia announces new platform and powertrain details for next-generation Sorento; hybrid, GDI and diesel; PHEV to come

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Kia Motors Corporation revealed details of the next-generation Sorento’s new platform and powertrains. The new Sorento will make its public debut at the upcoming 2020 Geneva International Motor Show.

2020 91

Kia Niro EV: Best Car To Buy 2020 nominee

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Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2020The electric-vehicle invasion hasn’t exactly happened the way it was supposed to some years ago—with mass-market models getting longer-range batteries or becoming even more affordable.

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2020 Chevy Bolt EV: $10,000 off now, lease deals ahead of tax-credit sunset April 1

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After all, the Bolt EV’s direct rivals, including the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro EV, and Nissan Leaf Plus, are eligible for the full $7,500 credit.

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Touchless Model Y deliveries, Kia Sorento Hybrid, wireless charging for trucks: Today’s Car News

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And the next-generation Kia Sorento may get a hybrid system and perhaps a plug. A test of dynamic in-road charging is a success—on a small scale. Tesla deliveries go touchless to stay safe—and maybe become a little more convenient.

2020 69

JATO: electrified vehicles 13% of new car reg in Europe in January 2020; electrified vehicles only growth-driver

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A total of 1,138,057 new passenger cars were registered in Europe in January 2020, representing a decline of 7.6% After a large increase of new vehicle registrations in Europe in December 2019, volumes for January decreased, marking another month of transition for the complex new car market.

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Real-world highway range: UK test lauds Kia Niro EV, Tesla Model 3

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Most of today’s electric vehicles are far from range-anxiety-inducing. Their suggested charging stops and helpful range meters help keep you well short of the red zone.

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Land Rover plug-in hybrids, Kia's Plan S EV, rear-wheel-drive Porsche Taycan: Today’s Car News

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Kia peeks at the next wave of electric cars from the brand. Land Rover downsizes engines and upsizes batteries. And Porsche says yes to a rear-wheel drive version of its Taycan. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 59

Hyundai and Kia electric trucks, EPA mpg rule, Toyota Prius analysis: Today’s Car News

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Hyundai and Kia partner with a UK company for commercial EVs. The EPA backs off its plan to gut fuel efficiency rules and freeze targets. And we look back—and ahead—at the Toyota Prius. This and more, today at Green Car Reports. The U.S.

2020 66

Hyundai Motor expands partnership with US Government to support further exploration of hydrogen fuel cell technologies

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Kia Motors Corp. Hyundai Motor Company is expanding its partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and its support of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.

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Kia e-Niro line-up expanded with entry-level battery option

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The Kia e-Niro has only been offered in a single spec in the UK since launch - a 64kWh battery with a range of around 282 miles - but that it about to change as demand for the EV continues to grow

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Model 3 California coup, Audi’s EV team, Toyota RAV4 Prime price: Today’s Car News

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And could the Kia Stinger go all-electric? The Tesla Model 3 is outselling some longtime chart-topping nameplates in California. The RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid has a price tag. Audi starts an EV-focused team that sounds a lot like Ford’s Team Edison.

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BMW synthetic gasoline, Hyundai heat-pump tech, Sonata Hybrid deal: Today’s Car News

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Kia and Hyundai keep refining heat-pump technology. And a lease deal already applies to the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is only starting to reach dealerships, and yet an impressive discount already.

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April 2020 Company Car Tax: Everything you need to know, including 0% BiK on electric vehicles

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New Benefit-in-kind (BiK) tax rates are now in force including a zero rate for pure electric vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf, Kia e-Niro or Tesla Model 3, to accelerate the shift to zero emission cars

2020 65

Honda Clarity PHEV, Kia’s electric push, Tesla’s unintended acceleration: Today’s Car News

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Kia plans for many more electric vehicles. Tesla’s potentially facing an unintended-acceleration investigation. And the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns, but only to California. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Kia Motors to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share; launching dedicated EV model in 2021

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Kia Motors Corporation announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and mobility services, as well as connectivity and autonomy. The Plan S strategy outlines Kia’s shift from a business system focused on internal combustion engine vehicles toward one centered on electric vehicles and customized mobility solutions.

2020 60

Kia Picanto: vibrant design and high-tech safety among latest updates

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Kia has announced substantial upgrades to the Picanto for 2020, with its award winning supermini benefiting from a range of new safety and telematics technologies often reserved for larger, more expensive vehicles

2020 41

All-new Kia Sorento to debut at Geneva Motor Show

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Kia has announced the all-new Kia Sorento will make its world premier at the Geneva Motor Show next month

2020 43

Hyundai Motor Group, Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform for future EVs and PBVs

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Hyundai Motor Group and Canoo will jointly develop an all-electric platform based on Canoo’s fully scalable, proprietary skateboard design ( earlier post ) for upcoming Hyundai and Kia EVs and PBVs (purpose-built vehicles) ( earlier post ).

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2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

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In just one model year, Kia has more than doubled the rated driving range for the Soul EV. The 2020 Kia Soul EV, which is expected to reach dealerships this spring, will go 243 miles on a charge—four more miles than the Kia Niro EV—according to the EPA, in ratings that were released earlier this week.

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Kia e-Niro line-up expanded with entry-level battery option

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The Kia e-Niro has only been offered in a single spec in the UK since launch - a 64kWh battery with a range of around 282 miles - but that it about to change as demand for the EV continues to grow

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2020 Kia Niro: 50-mpg hybrid gets upgraded interface, sharper look

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The Kia Niro EV, with its 239-miles of electric range and sub-$40,000 price before incentives, has brought the Niro lineup a boost over the past year.

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Kia Sorento: Bold new look for mammoth SUV

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Having had its premier postponed due to the cancelation of the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Kia Sorento has made its debut via Facebook Live

2020 41

Hyundai Motor Group to invest $87B over next 5 years; 44 electrified vehicles; new EV development system; hydrogen plans

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billion) annually to enhance its leadership in vehicle electrification, autonomous driving and mobility services, said Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Group, at the company’s 2020 New Year ceremony at its headquarters in Seoul. This year, the Group will further bolster the sales of electrified models, adding hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants to its best-selling SUV models, including Kia Sorento, Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe.

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