Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

Green Car Reports

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. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles.

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Hyundai, Kia team with Rimac for battery tech

Green Car Reports

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 and Kia invest in autonomous vehicle technology company Aurora

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have invested in Aurora to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle technologies. Aurora is the leading innovator of self-driving technology and we look forward to building a stronger collaborative partnership with them.

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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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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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2020 Kia Soul EV captured in spy photos

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Kia has announced it will build an all-electric version of its Niro hatchback for 2019, but that apparently isn't stopping the company from planning an update for the Soul EV the following year. A spy photographer has captured images of an electric version of the redesigned 2020 Soul testing in Europe. Although the car is covered with heavy

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2013 Kia Optima

Green Car Reports

Korean brand Kia wasn’t always known for building stylish and aspirational sedans. But that changed with the introduction of the all-new Kia Optima for the 2011 model year. Though the design is now in its third year of production, it still manages to look fresh, and we suspect the current Kia Optima will be one of those rare cars that looks

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Kia enhances 2014 Optima Hybrid

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Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan at the Chicago Auto Show last week. The 2014 Optima Hybrid builds upon the advancements of its gasoline-powered sibling, which went on sale in late-fall of last year.

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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

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Electric Mustang, vintage truck’s Bolt EV transplant, Kia’s racy SUV coupe: Today’s Car News

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Kia revealed its electric SUV coupe of the future, in concept form. Ford appears to be planning to build both of its important electrified F-150 version in Michigan.

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Kia lifecycle certification

Green Cars News

Building a car that returns lots of miles to the gallon while emitting as few nasty emissions as possible is a key definer of green cars. Kia Weekly Column weekly columnThe lower the CO2, the better. The higher the mpg, the better. Most of a car’s impact on the environment – over 80 per cent – comes as a [.].

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Kia reveals new greener cee’d

Green Cars News

Kia revealed a new version of its cee’d model at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday, one of its key models in the European market. The popular C-segment model, first introduced in 2007, was designed, developed and built in Europe-making the model the first to establish Kia as a serious contender among established brands. Building on [.]. Kia Geneva Motor Show Kia Cee'd Switzerland World Environment Day

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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. Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc.,

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Kia plans further expansion into China

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The strategic importance of the Chinese automotive market continues to grow, with Kia now announcing its plans to build a third manufacturing plant in the country. With positive sales in the market, Kia is aiming to meet increasing demand. When it completes the Dongfeng Yueda Kia Plant 3, which will have an annual capacity of [.]. Green cars Kia Latest news China China automotive market Dongfeng Yueda Kia China Kia Plant

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Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia’s first battery-electric car sold in the US. Soul EV. Click to enlarge.

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

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Tesla buys a company that builds ultracapacitors. 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. We investigate the hesitation. In our latest Twitter. EPA Today in Car News

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Kia to Build Optima Hybrid For U.S. Release in 2011

All Cars Electric

Last summer Kia introduced the company's first hybrid vehicle. Kia has responded and will offer a hybrid vehicle here starting next year. The vehicle, released in South Korea, was the Forte LPG Hybrid sedan. The combination of an electric drivetrain and LPG fuel makes the vehicles unique, but not suitable for the U.S. market. The hybrid bound

Tesla Model S P85D Buying, Electric Fiat 500X, 2016 Kia Optima Teased: Today's Car News

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Today we look at one owner''s process of trading in a Tesla Model S for the new all-wheel drive Model S P85D, a possible electric version of the Fiat 500X crossover, and the first tease of the redesigned 2016 Kia Optima mid-size sedan. California utility Pacific Gas & Electric seeks approval to build

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SK Innovation to invest $354M to build Li-ion battery separator plant in China

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million) to build a Li-ion battery separator plant in China. This investment will help us build a springboard to become the world’s biggest in terms of wet separator market share, a notch up from the current position as the world’s second largest. and Kia Motors Corp. SK Innovation will invest 400 billion won (US$353.8

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Kia introduces more fuel-efficient Gen 3 2019 Forte; first “Smart Stream” powertrain

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the third-generation 2019 Forte compact sedan. The new powerplant can be paired with either a six-speed manual or Kia’s all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). The engine and in-house-built IVT are the first of a new line of efficient “Smart Stream” powertrains that will make their way into the Kia lineup in the future.

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Chevy Bolt Green Lit, Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Concept, Tesla Model X Spied: Today's Car News

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We''re at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show today bringing you the latest green-car news, including the debut of the Kia Trail''ster concept and General Motors'' confirmation that it will build the Chevrolet Bolt electric car. We''ve also got photos of an undisguised Tesla Model X testing on public roads. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An updated

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Kia Motors signs MOU to build third plant in China; 70% increase in capacity and a push to maintain market share

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to build a third manufacturing plant in China in order to meet increasing local demand and to maintain its positive sales momentum in the market. Upon completion of the new Dongfeng Yueda Kia Plant 3—with a capacity of 300,000 units annually—Kia will have increased its production capacity in China by some 70% from the current 430,000 units at its existing two plants to a total of 730,000 units per year.

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Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

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Kia unveiled three major hybrid offerings at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle; the new Optima Hybrid; and the new Optima Plug-in Hybrid. Consequently, deceleration feels more consistent and linear than other hybrids, according to Kia.

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Hyundai & Kia to pay record $100M penalty for GHG conformity violations & lose $200M+ in emission credits

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Hyundai and Kia will pay a combined $100-million civil penalty, the largest in Clean Air Act history, to resolve violations concerning the testing and certification of vehicles sold in the US (“Conformity Violations”) and will spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent any future violations. Hyundai and Kia will also forfeit 4.75 Kia will pay a $43.2-million civil penalty and forgo the use of approximately 2.05

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Kia Working On Range-Extended Electric Vehicles

All Cars Electric

Now ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker in conjunction with its Hyundai sister brand, Kia is making strides to build a product line that reflects its status among the world’s top manufacturers. And for the South Korean automaker it means being a leader in the field of green technologies, with the focus now on a new generation

Kia Motors signs agreement with Vodafone to develop telematics opportunities in Europe

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Kia Motors Corp. Under the agreement, Kia will focus on creating new business opportunities based on automotive IT systems and Vodafone’s existing communications network in Europe. As well as collaborating on the development of new telematics services, Kia will develop new automotive IT solutions by using the telematics infrastructure to build a new customer-oriented telematics business models.

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Kia join chorus of calls to start Hydrogen Infrastructure

Green Cars News

Korean car manufacturer Kia is the latest carmaker to add their weight behind a joint ‘Letter of Understanding’ being sent out to governments, energy companies and other organisations to develop accessible hydrogen infrastructure for future fuel cell electric vehicles. While Kia’s FCEV program will see a limited number of demo vehicles used in real world environments the company is targeting 2012 as the beginning of production.

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The Plan for the Waiheke EV

DIY Electric Car

I bought Gavin Shoebridge's EV Secret's book, Kia Ora mate! If I were to use the Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, I would need only to build a 40km range, as these can discharge down to 20%. [link]. and am starting down the path. The first thing the ebook I bought said to do was plan. I don't have a donor vehicle yet, I am going to trawl trade me to see what I can find, and what I like, after I work out what my modifications will weigh! So the requirements for my Waiheke EV. Power.

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Hyundai Motor Group invests $300M in India’s largest mobility service provider Ola

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Hyundai Motor Group and India-based Ola—one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms— announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will make their biggest combined investment to date, as part the Group’s continued efforts to become a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider. Hyundai and Kia will invest a total of US$300 million in Ola.

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Hyundai Motor Group reveals new electric scooter prototype; 20 km range

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Building on its initial concept presented at CES 2017, the new model features rear-wheel drive, a lithium-ion battery and stylish front and rear lights. Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new prototype electric scooter.

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Hyundai Motor Group develops intelligent air purification system for fine particulates

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The innovation builds on the Group’s prior work to enhance in-car air quality by introducing a new automated monitoring system, which continually checks interior air quality until it achieves an ‘Excellent’ status.

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Top 10 green cars at Frankfurt

Green Cars News

Kia Venga – With Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi absent from the show, eyes turned from Japan to Korea and in particular to the Venga – a tall super-mini MPV which will be available with start/stop technology and meets Euro 5 emission standards (see article ). GM hopes to build around 220,000 a year. Tags: BMW Ford Green cars Kia Latest news Lexus Renault Vauxhall Volkswagen general motors

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Hyundai's First Dedicated Hybrid Coming In 2012

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Now ranked as the world's fifth-largest automaker in conjunction with its Kia subsidiary, Hyundai is making strides to build a product line that reflects its status among the world's top manufacturers. With the world's first hybrid vehicle powered by advanced lithium-polymer batteries and capable of running on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) already

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Hybrid SUV Future? Beyond 2011

Hybrid SUV Blog

With several mediocre models already in production, Kia has quietly perfected the Ray, its big weapon in the hybrid slug fest. If this does what Kia says it can do, the first battle might be over. Despite Setbacks, Hybrid Future Looks Bright.

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DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

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The partnership will utilize DiDi’s advanced AI technologies to build ride-hailing platforms to enhance efficiency for both taxi operators and drivers. DiDi and SoftBank aim to build an open and inclusive platform that will be available to all of Japan’s taxi operators.

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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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Hyundai and Kia also announce €100-million investment in the UK-based startup Arrival.

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest €80M in Rimac; collaborating on high-performance EV and FCEV prototypes by 2020

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Under the new partnership, Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will each invest €64 million and €16 million, respectively, for a total combined investment of €80 million in Rimac. Rimac was founded in 2009 by Mate Rimac as a garage project in Croatia with the vision to build the sports car of the 21 st century.

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GM names LG Chem Supplier Corporation of the Year

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Including GM, LG Chem has secured contracts with 10 automakers including Ford, Renault and Hyundai-Kia. LG is building a new electrolyte production plant in Holland, Mich., GM selected LG Chem, its provider of battery cells for the Chevrolet Volt, as the Supplier Corporation of the Year in the 19 th annual Supplier of the Year awards.

EALABC paper outlines approach to 48V hybrid systems with advanced lead-carbon batteries

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Augmenting its existing LC Super Hybrid program ( earlier post ), which deploys a downsized gasoline-electric powertrain, ALABC is working on advanced diesel-electric applications in development programs being undertaken with car makers including Ford and Kia.

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SUV & Green Advertising Trends 01/09

Hybrid SUV Blog

In case you’re wondering, rounding out the top 5 most advertised SUVs were the KIA Borrego, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Flex.

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NY state reports 5,750+ EV rebates in first year of Drive Clean Rebate program

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Kia Soul EV, which accounted for more than 8% of rebates. builds on Charge NY, which was launched in 2013 and has a target of 30,000 to 40,000 electric cars on the road by the end of 2018. The goal is to provide rebates to consumers to increase sales and leases and build market momentum, which will in turn drive down vehicle prices for consumers. New York Governor Andrew M.

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Hyundai Motor Group and Wärtsilä partner on second-life electric vehicle batteries

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Incorporating second-life-EV batteries into our energy and integration business underscores our deep commitment to building sustainable societies with smart technologies. Hyundai Motor Group is developing a 1MWh-level ESS that utilizes Hyundai IONIQ Electric’s and Kia Soul EV’s second-life battery by using its proprietary technology and has implemented a demonstration project in Hyundai Steel’s factory.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Nevertheless, technical executives and engineers from Korea and from the Hyundai-Kia America technical center in the US were on hand to provide market and technical background. Hyundai is on its second-generation of Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima hybrids.

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