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. The "EV & Battery Challenge" will select up to 10 battery startups for "potential investment and collaboration," Hyundai said in a press release Monday.

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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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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. Battery pack heat management.

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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. With the automobile industry’s increased focus on development of more eco-friendly vehicles, specifically EVs, the demand for high-performance, high-efficiency batteries is greater than ever before.

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Here’s why Kia Soul EV and Kia Niro EV both get big 64-kwh battery packs

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One key specification in the 2020 Kia Soul EV that was revealed at the LA Auto Show this week was a bit unexpected: its inclusion of a large, 64-kwh battery pack. That leaves two vehicles—the Soul EV and the 2019 Kia Niro EV—with the same big battery. And both will be arriving at U.S. dealerships in the first quarter of 2019. Based on. Los Angeles Auto Show Niro EV

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Official: Kia Soul EV delayed until 2021

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Kia confirmed Thursday that its next-generation all-electric Soul EV won't arrive for the 2020 model year, but instead will be delayed until 2021. Kia spokesman Neil Dunlop confirmed the news to Green Car Reports.

2019 83

Hyundai, Kia team with Rimac for battery tech

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Along the way to building 44 "eco-friendly" models by 2025, Hyundai Motors, which includes Kia, announced that it will invest $80 million in Croatian EV startup Rimac.

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Hyundai, Kia invest in IONITY fast-charging JV

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Kia Motors Company and Hyundai Motor Company,affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group, have invested in IONITY, a joint venture established in 2017 between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. The decision to join this network will provide enhanced benefits for Kia and Hyundai’s European customers. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure

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2018 Kia Niro preview

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When Korean maker Kia was drawing up plans for its first dedicated hybrid vehicle, it took a different path. The wagon it came up with—it calls the Kia Niro a crossover, we disagree—has been a success in the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Most highly fuel-efficient dedicated hybrids are compact five-door hatchbacks, the most popular vehicle segment globally.

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2020 Kia Soul EV has more punch, faster charging, and a lot more battery

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At the LA Auto Show, Kia revealed a completely new generation of its Soul—including, once again, an all-electric Kia Soul EV that makes overtures to urbanites who need box-on-wheels utility, affordability, parking ease, and some design flair but also want an electric car.

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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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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.

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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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Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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In Germany, Kia Motors revealed the upgraded Kia Sportage, introducing a range of enhancements to the brand’s European and global best-seller. Kia Sportage 2018, European spec.

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Kia reveals Futuron Concept electric SUV coupe in China

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Kia Motors has revealed its new Futuron Concept, an all-wheel drive SUV coupe which proposes new designs for future electric vehicles. The Kia Futuron Concept is built around what Kia calls a 360-degree design notable for its pure, smooth form devoid of ornament.

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Kia unveils new Soul EV at LA Auto Show

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Kia Motors unveiled the new Soul EV, a completely new iteration of Kia’s award-winning electric compact crossover, at the LA Auto Show. The Soul EV is currently being tested to ascertain its estimated range, with the overall battery range due to be announced early in 2019.

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Tesla Autopilot, VW solid-state batteries, and Kia electric cars: Today's Car News

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VW confirms plans for solid-state batteries. Future Kia electric cars are about what fits the market. The Tesla Autopilot system gets outranked by a rival. Volvo's parent company is reportedly in talks with Toyota over hybrid systems. And will electric cars hurt automaker profitability? All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla's Autopilot

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2019 Kia Niro EV crossover utility makes North American debut at LA Auto Show

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The 2019 Kia Niro EV made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show. Energy and power for Niro EV comes from a liquid-cooled 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery packaged under the floor of the vehicle to allow for minimal passenger space intrusion. Electric (Battery

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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. And a major battery maker reports progress on the solid-state battery front. One of the world’s biggest battery suppliers, Samsung, has announced that it has a development.

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Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar roof charging on selected vehicles: HEV, BEV and ICE

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Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. The third generation of the technology will see the introduction of a lightweight solar roof for battery-electric vehicles.

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Kia Niro EV concept at CES: 238 miles of range from 64-kwh battery

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It's well known that a battery-electric version of the Kia Niro will join the lineup soon, completing a range that now comprises the Niro Hybrid and the recently launched plug-in hybrid. CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Consumer Electronics ShowMost observers had assumed the Niro EV would use the same underpinnings as its corporate sibling the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, just as the pair of hybrids does.

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Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

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Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a charging network. This fast charger can charge the Soul EV’s battery from empty to 80% in about 33 minutes.

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Kia brings e-Soul to Europe, upgrades Niro hybrid and PHEV

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Kia used the Geneva International Motor Show as the platform to introduce the battery-electric e-Soul to Europe, as well as to reveal new upgrades to the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. Every Kia vehicle on show in Geneva employs the brand’s mild-hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle technology. Electrification is a key element of Kia’s European and global growth strategy, with one in eight Kia cars sold in Europe today featuring an electrified powertrain.

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Kia Futuron concept points to the electric "SUV coupe" of the future

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With its new "tiger face" and big-coupe proportions, Kia's Futuron is a look at the Hyundai subsidiary's battery-electric future, albeit a somewhat distant one. Kia says that the design of its concept—which is definitely, totally, absolutely not a Hyundai EV 45 in disguise—embraces its "360-degree" theme "in the best traditions of UFO

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Kia Niro EV specs revealed at latest Korean car show

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The Kia Niro EV made its first appearance at the Busan auto show this week and Kia confirmed the car will offer a battery with up to 236 miles of range. The company showed a concept version of the car at the Consumer Electronics Show in January with wildly updated head and tail lights and trim details. Then it appeared in Korea at an electric. South Korea

2018 76

Kia Niro EV: Best Car To Buy 2020 nominee

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The 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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Kia Niro crash test, first Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD, and falling battery prices: Today's Car News

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The Kia Niro (mostly) aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. Falling battery prices could lead to a boost in renewable electricity by 2050. When properly equipped, the Kia Tesla has built the first Model 3 Performance AWD variant. And the results are in for our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Kia Niro 'Hybrid Utility Vehicle' First Photos Revealed At Detroit Auto Show

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As part of its parent company's push into hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles, Kia will introduce what it calls a 'hybrid utility vehicle' at next month's Chicago Auto Show. Today, at the more influential Detroit Auto Show, the Korean company released the images of that vehicle, to be known as two Kia Niro. Detroit Auto Show Kia Niro

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

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Kia unveiled the new battery-electric version of Niro crossover at the 5 th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. Kia already offers the Niro in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. kWh battery system. Electric (Battery

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2020 Kia Optima Hybrid, shorter-range Audi E-tron, Tesla Megapack: Today's Car News

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Tesla is introducing a larger stationary battery pack for businesses. The Kia Optima Hybrid merges back in for 2020 with minor changes. Audi plans a more affordable, shorter-range E-tron in Europe. And a California startup company wants to turn CO2 into gasoline. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Audi's new version of the electric E-tron. Today in Car News

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

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Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia will take remains unknown, especially since the automaker doesn't currently sell cars. India Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles.

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2019 Kia Niro EV rated at 239 miles, on sale soon

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At the LA Auto Show, Kia has provided some long-awaited U.S. Among the most important ones: With a large 64-kwh battery pack, it will offer an EPA-rated range of 239 miles. The Niro, which Kia describes as a “multi-function crossover format,” is built on a dedicated green-vehicle platform shared with the. market details for the Niro EV.

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All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

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South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. The recent Kia Niro hybrid wagon and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback, for instance, share the same powertrain, platform, and other hidden components. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq Electric

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Kia to present SEED Car concept for smart electric urban mobility at CES 2019

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Kia will present a potential solution for smart-city mobility at CES 2019 with its SEED Car concept. The concept has been designed to make urban driving easy, fun and safe, while exploring how Kia could make the final mile of any journey possible with a personal mobility device. Also at CES 2019, Kia is unveiling its new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (READ) system—an emotional AI-based optimized and interactive in-cabin space centered on human senses.

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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 latest Sorento will be the first SUV to be based on Kia’s new platform when production commences later this year. kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.

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Kia reveals details on first electric car

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The market’s first fully electric crossover car is to come with a class-leading battery energy density of 200 wh/kg, according to the vehicle’s makers, Kia. Electric cars Kia

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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.

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Enters Production

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Kia''s Soul hamsters haven''t just got fitter with the latest generation car--they''ve gone green, too. At the heart of the Kia Soul EV is a 192-cell, 27 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

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Kia Optima T-Hybrid mild diesel hybrid concept for Paris features 48V system, lead-carbon battery

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Among the vehicles Kia brings to the Paris Motor Show will be the Kia Optima T-Hybrid concept, the first demonstration of Kia’s new diesel-electric mild hybrid technology. Kia is targeting a reduction in fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions by 15-20% with the new powertrain, which is still under development. The current Kia Optima 1.7 The Kia Optima T-Hybrid is able to run on electricity alone at low and constant speeds.

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Electric Kia Soul coming 2014?

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A battery-powered version of the Kia Soul compact SUV will go on sale in 2014, according to Headline Auto. Based on the new generation Soul which went on sale this month, the electric Soul will mark Kia’s first fully electric model to launch in the European market. Kia admits that its experience of producing electric [.]. Kia Europe Kia Soul

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Kia Niro EV crossover now on sale in Korea; N American sales in Q1 2019

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The new Kia Niro battery-electric CUV (crossover utility vehicle) has gone on sale in Korea, featuring an expected driving range of up to 385 kilometers (239 miles), as calculated by SAE J1364 in the United States. Electric (Battery

2018 109

Electric Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro production to rise again: report

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Both Hyundai and Kia planned to approach the electric and plug-in car market aggressively, but now the Korean siblings plan to boost production even over totals announced earlier this year. Future Cars Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV This past summer, both brands said they would increase their electrified car production to 50,000 units next year. Now, according to a report earlier this.

2017 67

Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

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It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit player, producing designs adapted from obsolete Mitsubishi technology. Today it's a major global player, reacting fast to market swings—and its goal is to be second only.

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