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

Green Car Reports

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.

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Official: Kia Soul EV delayed until 2021

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

Hyundai and Kia are investing in very fast charging—in Europe. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Nissan has reportedly shown its all-electric crossover to dealers, but it isn’t coming soon. Porsche has upped its investment in Rimac.

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Kia Rio leads the pack. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

The Green Piece Column. Kia’s Rio EcoDynamics is currently rated as the lowest emission diesel-only model available in the UK, with emissions as low as just 85g/km of CO2 and 88.3mpg on a combined cycle. Kia The Green Piece Kia Rio The Green Piece Column

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Reports

The Kia Optima Hybrid merges back in for 2020 with minor changes. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Audi 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. Today in Car News

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Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

Green Car Reports

When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest. Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii. DON'T MISS: 2016 Kia. Green Connecticut Maryland New Jersey New York plug-in cars

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Tesla upgrades, Chevy Bolt EV sales, Kia green cars: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Tesla upgrades sensors and hardware in an effort to equip its electric cars for autonomous driving, LG Chem makes a claim about Chevrolet Bolt EV sales, and a Kia executive says the automaker will launch its first hydrogen fuel-cell car around 2020. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Kia reveals two new cars at Chicago Auto Show

Green Cars News

Kia chose the event to unveil two new vehicles: the Cross GT Concept (pictured top) and the 2014 Kia Forte Five-Door SX (pictured [.]. Green cars Kia Latest news Chicago Auto Show green cars Kia Cross GT Kia Forte

Kia reveals plans for Soul EV

Green Cars News

During its market launch for the new 2014 Soul model in the USA, Korean carmaker Kia revealed its plans for an all-electric version of the vehicle. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Kia

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

Green Car Reports

And Kia has officially nudged its Soul EV ahead one model year. This and more, today at Green Car. 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.

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Hyundai And Kia Target # 2 Slot In Green Vehicles By 2020

Green Car Reports

While they had to backpedal on misstated gas-mileage figures over the last couple of years, Hyundai and Kia are moving forward with ambitious green-car plans regardless. The corporately-conjoined Korean carmakers are aiming for the global number two slot in green vehicles by 2020 (after hybrid powerhouse Toyota, presumably).

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Kia reveals fuel cell car commitment

Green Cars News

South Korean carmaker Kia has not given up on fuel cell vehicles – declaring that they are firmly a part of its plans over the next few years. The company issued a Press release outlining its commitment to green cars and battling rising oil prices over the last 25 years: stating how it has been [.]. Fuel Cells Green cars Hydrogen cars Kia Latest news fuel cell cars green cars hydrogen cars Kia Borrego Kia Ray EV

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

Green Car Reports

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. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve also got photos of an undisguised Tesla Model X testing on public roads. An updated

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

Green Car Reports

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

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Enters Production

Green Car Reports

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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Hyundai-Kia plans split offensive at green cars

Green Cars News

Hyundai and Kia may be part of the same automotive group, but the way each brand targets green cars will be very different. According to Yang Woong-Chul, the vice president of Hyundai-Kia, speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia will focus on electric cars while Hyundai will work on plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell [.]. Green cars Hyundai Kia Latest news Electric cars electric vehicles fuel cell vehicles Hyundai-Kia plug-in hybrid cars

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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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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Hyundai And Kia Green-Car Plans, Free IN Charging, Cheapest Electric Car: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

An Indiana utility lets electric-car owners charge at night for free, we explain why the country''s cheapest electric car is only available to a select few, and two brands known for sensibly-priced cars--Hyundai and Kia--take aim at the number two slot in green-car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports Today''s news is all about thrift.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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Hyundai and Kia must adjust fuel economy claims

Green Cars News

South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia are being forced to backtrack on fuel economy claims for a number of their 2011-2013 models after discrepancies were revealed between agency results and tests from the company.

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Hyundai and Kia enter fuel economy settlement

Green Cars News

Korean car making giants Kia and Hyundai have entered into settlement agreements with owners and lessees of vehicles that were affected by their reduction of fuel economy ratings. Latest News Green cars Kia Hyundai

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Kia Motors shortlisted for “Green Contribution to London” Award at the 2012 London Lifestyle Awards

Green Cars News

Kia Motors UK Ltd. are thrilled to announce that they have been nominated have been nominated for the “Green Contribution to London” Award at the Annual London Lifestyle Awards. Kia Motors UK are the only car manufacturer to be shortlisted for the 2012 awards. However, Kia Motors UK will have to wait until the 17th [.]. Kia Green Contribution London Lifestyle Awards

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Kia confirms plans for Soul electric car

Green Cars News

It has been rumoured for months and now it has been confirmed: Kia will officially develop a Soul EV model which will be put on sale during 2014. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Kia

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Kia introduces two electric vehicles

Green Cars News

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,Nevada, will be the setting for Kia Motors to unveil two electric vehicles. The Korean carmaker will use the event to showcase both its Kia Ray Electric Vehicle, for the first time in North America, and its Naimo Electric Vehicle concept car. Electric cars Green cars Kia Latest news electric vehicles Kia Motors Kia Naimo Kia Ray

Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Hyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a national mandate. And a new report from the journal Nature shows global warming may already be much worse than expected. As solar panels get. global warming GM

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Polluters pay, 2020 Kia Soul EV, hydrogen internal combustion: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We had a first chance to drive the new 2020 Kia Soul EV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. London's new pollution charge on older vehicles makes it really expensive to drive older cars into the city. And our latest Twitter poll asks what GM should do with the Volt name now that it no longer produces the car. First announced in 2017, the city. emissions tax hydrogen fuel cell Today in Car News air pollution

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Chevy Bolt EV vs Nissan Leaf Plus; Honda, Kia EVs for China; used EV incentives: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Honda and Kia rolled out new electric cars for the Chinese market. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We recently drove both the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus and 2019 Chevy Bolt EV, then compared them. GM trademarked a possible name for the new electric sibling to the Chevy Bolt EV. And Ontario, Canada, buyers can get rebates on used electric cars. chinese cars

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Hybrid Kia Sorento SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Making its debut in Germany this week is the Kia Sorento Diesel-Hybrid crossover, a concept vehicle that will join other green cars from Kia ( Cee’d & Forte LPI) under Kia’s new EcoDynamics badge. 2011 Kia Sorento official website.

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Kia Optima Diesel Mild Hybrid Planned, But Not For U.S. Market

Green Car Reports

The Kia Optima Hybrid has been the Korean brand''s green-car mainstay for four years now, but now Kia is taking its hybrid technology in a new direction--at least for some parts of the world. Kia is preparing a mild-hybrid version of the Optima, fitted with a diesel engine, most likely aimed at the European market. The Kia Optima Mild Hybrid

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

Green Car Reports

Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will aggressively increase production of electric cars next year, according to a report in the Korean press. The 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. Hyundai-Kia set the goal in 2014.

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Kia to boost hybrid, electric offerings, add fuel cell in 2020

Green Car Reports

Kia is continuing with plans to significantly increase the number of green cars in its future lineup. The Korean automaker and its parent, Hyundai, together hope to become the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, after Toyota. That means more hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric cars, and even some hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Kia

Green Cars News

Where we stand: December 2010 The second largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, Kia has been taking significant steps forward in recent months as it bids to be among the frontrunners in the green car race. Manufacturer Spotlight Kia manufacturersThe Paris Motor Show 2010 was particularly important for the company as it took the opportunity to unveil a [.].

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Kia reveals new hybrid car

Green Cars News

The Los Angeles Motor Show is the latest motoring event to be adorned by a host of debutants – with Kia premiering the hybrid version of its new Optima saloon car at the event. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Kia Latest news Kia hybrid cars Kia Optima Hybrid LA Auto Show Los Angeles Auto Show new Kia Optima Hybrid

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Kia to introduce new flex-fuel vehicle

Green Cars News

Kia Motors introduced a new fuel efficient, ethanol-petrol powered Soul Flex as part of the Salao Internacional do Automovel in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tags: Green cars Kia Latest news Brazil flex fuel vehicles Kia Motors Kia Soul Flex Kia Sportage Kia Sportage Flex The Soul Flex will be the first Korean flexible fuel vehicle as it can run on an ethanol-petrol mixture or even on 100 per cent ethanol or 100 per cent petrol. It [.].

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DOJ investigates Tesla, Kia e-Niro, and VW electric car plans: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

The Kia e-Niro gets an official range rating. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The Department of Justice plans to investigate Tesla and CEO Elon Musk. VW shares plans for more than two dozen new electric cars. And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. The DOJ will reportedly investigate Tesla and Musk over the CEO's "funding

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Hyundai and Kia accept record fines for exaggerated fuel economy claims

Green Cars News

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a total fine of $100m in the US for overstating the fuel economy of their cars. Green credentials Kia Hyundai The record settlement is accompanied by the forfeit of 2.7

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Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Five More States By This June

Green Car Reports

When the Kia Soul EV electric car debuted just over a year ago, Kia planned a fairly cautious roll out. Green Georgia Texas Washington State plug-in cars sales The electric tall wagon would launch in California, and sales would expand to other states at an undetermined future point. Then reality struck. It turned out that buyers really liked the idea of an all-electric tall wagon with 93 miles of.

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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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2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

Green Car Reports

The fourth of our five nominees for Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. DON''T MISS: Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To Buy: The It''s the Korean maker''s first-ever electric car sold in the U.S., and an adaptation of the popular compact "tall wagon" that was entirely redesigned for the 2014 model year.

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