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.

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Report: Kia high-performance "halo" electric car due in 2021

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Kia's next electric car could take a very different route from its previous EV models, according to a new report. The new model will borrow styling from the "Imagine by Kia" concept first seen at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

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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.

2020 104

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

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.

2019 117

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.

2020 116

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 and Kia EVs may just avoid "compliance car" stigma, but is that enough?

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The Kia Niro EV that we drove earlier this week is one of the year’s best new green vehicles, and a great long-range electric car. Based on conversations with officials at both Hyundai Motor America and Kia. Kia Niro EVHowever, unless you happen to live in one of several specific states and regions, the chances that you’ll see one are quite low.

2019 73

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. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsAir pollution is linked to mortality in this pandemic.

2020 88

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. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsTesla’s two more expensive models get a big range boost. Polestar provides a look at its future interface.

2020 97

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

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.

2020 93

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. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsA test of dynamic in-road charging is a success—on a small scale.

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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.

2020 93

Volvo pays for charging, Kia Soul EV postponed, very small electric cars: Today’s Car News

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Volvo introduced its first electric car yesterday, and elaborated on a plan that will pay owners of its plug-in hybrids to, well, plug in. And Kia has officially nudged its Soul EV ahead one model year. This and more, today at Green Car. Today in Car News

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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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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.

2020 112

Kia EV concept showcases brand’s future, more electrified design direction

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With its "Imagine by Kia" concept car revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show, Kia aims to show that electric cars don’t have to look boring—that, actually, they can look exciting and emotional. The concept is, as Kia puts it, “a visual embodiment of Kia’s desire to move forward in the exciting world of

2019 88

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. This and more, today at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsThe EPA backs off its plan to gut fuel efficiency rules and freeze targets. And we look back—and ahead—at the Toyota Prius.

2020 75

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. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsBMW 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.

2020 67

VW ID 3 revealed, Nissan electric crossover, Hyundai and Kia fast-charge: Today’s Car News

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Hyundai and Kia are investing in very fast charging—in Europe. And the first of VW’s affordable electric cars is revealed in full. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2019 78

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

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

2019 81

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

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 90

Kia Niro electric car debuts in Korea

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Kia displayed a new Niro EV electric car concept at the Consumer Electronics Show last January, and the production car just made an appearance in South Korea at the Fifth International Electric Vehicle Expo. Based on the Niro hybrid and plug in hybrid already sold stateside, the Niro EV takes the concept one step further by dispensing with the gas

2018 63

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. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsLand Rover downsizes engines and upsizes batteries. And Porsche says yes to a rear-wheel drive version of its Taycan.

2020 60

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 Niro Electric range rated at 301-miles in Europe

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When it introduced the Kia Niro EV in Korea in June, the company said it would go 236 miles on a charge. Kia on Tuesday said that the car earned a rating of 301 miles on the new Worldwide Harmonized Light-Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). It has now been rated at far more than that in Europe. The news was first reported by the Express, in Britain

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2017 Kia Niro preview

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The 2017 Kia Niro is the first dedicated hybrid model from the Korean carmaker. Future CarsUnlike the Toyota Prius or the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq from its sister company, the Niro takes the form of a crossover utility vehicle, rather than a hatchback. That makes the Niro—which debuted in February at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show—the first of its kind.

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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. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsTesla’s potentially facing an unintended-acceleration investigation. And the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns, but only to California.

2020 56

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 drive, Tesla service, electric car ads: Today's Car News

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And our latest Twitter poll asks for readers' opinions about electric-car ads. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In our first chance to drive the 2019 Kia Niro EV, we found a lot to. Koenigsegg Today in Car News NEVSTesla plans to make service quicker, easier, and automatic. National Electric Vehicles Sweden bought a stake in Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg.

2019 68

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

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Mercedes-Benz EQC priced, refreshed Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro Hybrid: Today’s Car News

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The Hyundai Ioniq lineup and the Kia Niro Hybrid are revamped for 2020. Today in Car News

2019 62

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. The Korean company has now begun volume production of the Soul EV, an electric version of the popular hatchback and the first such car to be exported worldwide.

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Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

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For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now move from home rooftops used to power car chargers to cars themselves. In Korea on Wednesday, Hyundai and Kia revealed some production-bound examples of that. As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas.

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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.

2019 78

Porsche kills diesels, BMW iX3 electric car orders, and Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

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Porsche declares it's done building diesel-powered cars. The BMW iX3 electric car tallies 1,000 reservations in Norway. Kia drops the most affordable Soul EV variant. And will VW build any of its electric cars in the United States? All of this and more on Green Car We ask which electric SUV has readers most interested in a new Twitter poll.

2018 76

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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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

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Call it electric Soul: Kia took the wraps off its first electric car to be sold in the U.S. this morning, officially launching the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The Soul EV was one of three Kia vehicles featured at the Chicago show.

2014 112

Consumer Reports pans Kia Niro EV, suggests a Hyundai Kona Electric instead

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In its first drive of the eagerly awaited Kia Niro EV, Consumer Reports was not impressed. On paper the Niro EV looks like the Goldilocks of electric cars, not too big, not too small, not too expensive, and with a long range rated at 239 miles by the EPA.

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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 SEED Car is a four-wheel electric cycle with a range of 100 km (62 miles) based on a pedal-electric hybrid system, requiring pedal input from the driver but with a high degree of electric power assistance to make it effortless. Once within 100 km of its final urban destination, the SEED Car is dispersed to complete its journey.

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