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.

2019 89

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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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

2018 86

Kia unveils Imagine electric concept car at Geneva

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Kia Motors revealed its new all-electric concept car, Imagine by Kia, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Imagine by Kia is the company’s first pure electric four-door passenger car. —Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe.

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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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2018 Kia Niro preview

Green Car Reports

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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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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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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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

2018 113

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.

2019 87

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.

2018 144

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.

2018 72

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

2018 65

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

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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.

2018 85

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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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

2018 98

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.

2019 90

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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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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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

2017 66

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.

2018 60

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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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 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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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.

2014 113

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.

2014 76

Tesla batteries, EPA comments, Hyundai and Kia plug-in availability: Today's Car News

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Hyundai and Kia aim to avoid the dreaded "compliance car" label with their EV sales—barely. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said electric cars are "not grounds for concern" at the EPA—yet highway safety and car prices are. Tesla buys a company that builds ultracapacitors. We investigate the hesitation. In our latest Twitter. EPA Today in Car News

2019 45

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 65

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.

2017 68

Kia reveals Optima Hybrid pricing

Green Cars News

Kia has announced the North American pricing of its 2011 Optima Hybrid – which will be its first hybrid vehicle available in the US market. The Optima Hybrid features a Kia-developed powertrain with advanced lithium polymer batteries from LG Chem and delivers up to 35miles per gallon in city driving and 40miles per gallon on [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Kia Latest news Kia hybrid cars Kia Optima Hybrid Kia Optima Hybrid pricing

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Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Kia Motors outlined its mid- to long-term plans for the development of a greatly increased range of environmentally friendly vehicles, with the goal of becoming a leader in the low-emissions car market by 2020. The new investment by Hyundai Motor Group, Kia’s parent company, totals 11.3

2015 106

2018 Kia Soul EV gets bigger battery, range boost from 93 to 111 miles

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plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacityUpdates to conventional cars come in a predictable pattern. Once a new model is launched, it gets only minor tweaks to features, prices, and paint colors for two or three years. Then in the third or fourth year, it gets what the industry calls a "mid-cycle refresh": some updated sheetmetal, perhaps a redesigned dashboard, and other more visible.

2018 71

Kia begins export production of Kia Soul EV; initial production planned to hit 5,000 units

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Kia Motors has begun volume production of its new all-electric Kia Soul EV ( earlier post ) for export sales at its Kia’s Gwangju facility in Korea. Battery packs on the production line. Recharging times are up to five hours for a fully depleted battery using a 6.6

2014 104

Kia confirms development of battery-electric Soul for US; on sale in 2014

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p> Kia Motors has confirmed the development of a battery-electric version of the Kia Soul for the US market, scheduled to go on sale in 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be Kia’s first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle marketed outside of Korea. The Soul EV takes its design cues from the recently-launched second-generation Kia Soul. —Kia Motors America’s executive director of product planning, Orth Hedrick. Electric (Battery

2013 88

Hyundai-Kia electric-car production to soar to 50,000 next year

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Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will aggressively increase production of electric cars next year, according to a report in the Korean press. Hyundai-Kia set the goal in 2014. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fuel Cell VehiclesThe production increase comes amid the combined automaker's goal to become the second largest maker of green vehicles (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars) by 2020.

2017 71

Hyundai, Kia invest additional US$250M in Grab; pilot EV projects

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Southeast Asia’s leading O2O (online to offline) mobile platform, announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will invest an additional US$250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to pilot EV programs across Southeast Asia. To start, Grab, Hyundai and Kia will launch a series of EV pilot projects in Southeast Asia starting with Singapore in 2019. Electric (Battery) Mobility servicesHyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc.,

2018 81

2018 Kia Soul EV to get range boost to keep pace: report

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When it debuted late in 2014 as a 2015 model, the Kia Soul EV boasted an impressive range for an electric car with a mainstream price. Future Cars battery pack plug-in cars battery capacityAt an EPA-rated 93 miles, its range exceeded that of any electric car on sale at the time without a Tesla powertrain. But two years after its introduction, it appears the Soul EV is about to be surpassed by a new.

2016 87

Audi E-tron delays, EVgo Autocharge, Hyundai-Kia EV app: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Hyundai and Kia release an app to customize settings and performance for plug-in cars. Audi faces more battery delays for its long-awaited E-tron electric SUV. Rivian reveals the company plans six new models. EVgo turns on the first non-Tesla fast chargers with one-step Plug'n Charge. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Rivian won't stop at a. Car Sharing Today in Car News Rivian

2019 58

Kia to reveal new mild hybrid system

Green Cars News

While the media has been awash with reports about the new Kia Soul EV and a refreshed Kia Optima Hybrid, the Korean carmaker has also announced plans to introduce new hybrid technology at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Kia introduces new mild hybrid powertrain, 7-speed DCT

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Kia’s 48V mild hybrid system uses a lead-carbon battery. Kia revealed a new mild hybrid powertrain as well as its new 7-speed DCT at the Geneva Motor Show. The mild hybrid powertrain will be available on new diesel and gasoline production cars from Kia in the near future.

2014 116

Kia Soul EV A Big Hit In CA; Sales To Expand Sooner Than Planned

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Just over a year ago, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as the Korean brand''s first U.S.-market At the time, Kia said it would launch the Soul EV in California, but would eventually expand sales of the battery-electric tall wagon to four more states.

2015 113

Kia to show off Optima T-Hybrid concept in Paris

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Kia has announced that it will debut the new Optima diesel-electric mild hybrid at next week’s Paris Motor Show. Hybrid cars Kia

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