Amazon hooks Kia owners up with easier home-charger installation

Green Car Reports

Those just transitioning to an electric car, like the 2019 Kia Niro EV, face some potentially daunting decisions well beyond the vehicle itself—not just how they’re going to charge up the vehicle in their own garage or driveway, but how they’re going to charge it quickly enough. Plug-In Hybrids Charger Home charging Amazon Kia Niro EV

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2020 Kia Optima Hybrid includes more active-safety features

Green Car Reports

The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid joins non-hybrid Optima models in making several important safety features standard. In 2019, automatic emergency braking and automatic lane control were optional on the Optima Hybrid EX and were not available on the Plug-in Hybrid. For 2020, the Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid again come only in the EX trim level. Plug-In Hybrids

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

Green Car Congress

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. 48V Diesel Hybrids

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Kia unveils Imagine electric concept car at Geneva

Green Car Congress

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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2018 Kia Niro preview

Green Car Reports

Most highly fuel-efficient dedicated hybrids are compact five-door hatchbacks, the most popular vehicle segment globally. 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

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

Green Car Congress

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. —Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe. Upgrades to Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid.

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Electric Honda HR-V and plug-in hybrid Kia Forte debut in Shanghai

Green Car Reports

Two new plug-in models from mainstream automakers included the all-electric Honda X-NV SUV and the Kia K3 plug-in hybrid. counterparts—the Honda HR-V and Kia Forte—it's not likely we'll. The Shanghai auto show was full of new plug-in vehicles to meet that country's coming demand for electric cars. While both of these models have U.S. China Shanghai Auto Show

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One size won't fit all for future Kia EVs

Green Car Reports

“It’s all about what fits,” said Michael Winkler, director of powertrains for Kia in Europe. By the end of next year, Kia will offer in the U.S. Plug-In HybridsFor an automaker that’s pitching itself toward the fun side of the Hyundai Motor Group, the tone for the automaker’s sizable electric push soon sounds altogether like pants.

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

Green Car Reports

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. Its hybrid powertrain. Detroit Auto Show Kia Niro

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Kia introduces new mild hybrid powertrain, 7-speed DCT

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. The first-generation system, which will be applied to hybrid models, is created out of a structure of silicon solar panels that are integrated into a standard car roof.

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2017 Kia Niro hybrid: first drive report

Green Car Reports

According to its maker, the 2017 Kia Niro is the first "crossover hybrid vehicle" sold in the U.S.—but —but what does that really mean? We drove150 miles in two different versions of the top-of-the-line Niro Touring model two weeks ago, and concluded that the Niro represents an interesting package with some pluses and minuses. Our drive at the

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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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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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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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Kia enhances 2014 Optima Hybrid

Green Car Congress

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. The design upgrades on the gasoline-powered 2014 Optima are retooled for the hybrid to increase fuel efficiency.

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2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid recall concerns extra heat in the back seat

Green Car Reports

Drive a 2017 Kia Niro (or a 2018) and find your back seat becoming a hot seat? In 2017 and some 2018 Kia Niro models, a main relay, within what’s called the power relay assembly, may not have adequate contact connections. It might be a good idea to stop driving it and call your dealership. The result could be increased electrical

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2017 Kia Niro hybrid 'crossover' wagon priced from $23,800

Green Car Reports

Almost a year after it was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid is finally going on sale. The Niro is Kia's first dedicated hybrid vehicle, and the Korean carmaker has taken an unusual tack in describing its new model. Kia calls the Niro a crossover, but its relatively low ride height and lack of all-wheel drive make it.

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2017 Kia Niro preview

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Kia Niro is the first dedicated hybrid model from the Korean carmaker. Unlike 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. Future Cars

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Kia launching new diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain in 2018 on Sportage; more models to come

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The Kia Sportage will be the first model to offer the new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain later in 2018. Kia’s mild-hybrid technology features a compact 0.46

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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. That means more hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric cars, and even some hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in carsThe Korean automaker and its parent, Hyundai, together hope to become the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, after Toyota.

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Kia Niro electric car debuts in Korea

Green Car Reports

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

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Kia to show off Optima T-Hybrid concept in Paris

Green Cars News

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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2017 Kia Optima Hybrids: Details On 27-Mile Plug-In Hybrid

Green Car Reports

Kia aims for a 25-percent increase in its U.S. fleet-wide fuel efficiency by 2020; and the new 2017 Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), introduced today at the Chicago Auto Show and due later this year, are key additions to the brand’s lineup to achieve that. Although the new Optima Hybrid and Optima PHEV are new models. Plug-In Hybrids

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Kia Crossover Concept In Chicago: New 'DE' Dedicated Hybrid SUV?

Green Car Reports

In the lead-up to the Chicago Auto Show, we got a teaser photo two days ago of a Kia "rugged runabout" concept that will be unveiled there in 10 days. The photo--a wintry shot of the front end of a car in an artful snow storm--immediately made us think that Kia might add electric all-wheel drive to its Soul tall wagon. DON''T MISS: Kia Soul To Get

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

Green Car Reports

The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this year as well. launch, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has now arrived in the United Kingdom with a 36-mile rated range on battery power alone on the optimistic NEDC. Plug-In Hybrids UK plug-in cars

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Hybrid Kia Sorento SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

It has been several months since we got to tell you about a new hybrid SUV, and even though this one is currently just a concept vehicle, it is still exciting news. In fact, over three dozen plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles are on display at this year’s show.

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Kia launches hybrid and electric cars

Green Cars News

It was a monumental day for Kia at the Chicago Auto Show - as it unveiled its first ever mass production electric car and a new hybrid car. Electric cars Kia

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid to launch in U.S. at end of year

Green Car Reports

Last month, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid went on sale in the United Kingdom, offering British buyers a mass-priced compact wagon with 25 to 30 miles of electric range. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsWhile it shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In model, the Niro has more of a wagon shape than Hyundai's five-door hatchback—good for European markets where.

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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

Green Car Congress

At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan makes its European premiere, alongside the all-new Kia Picanto city car, which makes its global debut. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Kia Niro: Subcompact Hybrid Urban Concept At Chicago Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Kia''s Niro concept, a subcompact-sized urban hybrid, is making its U.S. First unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Niro points the way to possible future models for Kia, a potential rival for models like the Nissan Juke and upcoming Honda Fit-based crossover. It''s the latest take on Kia''s debut at the Chicago Auto Show today.

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

Green Car Congress

The 2019 Kia Niro EV made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show. Kia Motors Corporation sources EV, HEV, and PHEV batteries from multiple global suppliers. When Kia designed and created the Niro, it was engineered to accommodate many different advanced electrified powertrains.

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2018 Kia Niro hybrid nets top Safety Pick+ award, when properly equipped

Green Car Reports

Tick all the right boxes and the 2018 Kia Niro earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the crash-testing agency said last week. Plug-In Hybrids crash tests IIHSTo get to the highest-rated Niro, buyers need to opt for LED headlights and automatic emergency braking, features that can be paired together only on the Niro EX trim level with the optional Premium Package or the.

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2011 Kia Optima / Optima Hybrid

Green Car Reports

The all-new 2011 Kia Optima range is a quantum leap ahead of previous Optimas, and the mid-size sedan has emerged as a strong and stylish competitor to the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Chevrolet Malibu. Its greenest model, the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, will arrive later this year. It shares a hybrid-electric system with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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Chatbot for Kia Niro hybrid vs driving the actual car

Green Car Reports

That’s what I wanted to find out when I tested a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the 2017 Kia Niro crossover, which recently won the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowest fuel consumption for a hybrid vehicle. (It A chatbot would never lie to you, right?

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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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2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

However you choose to view the 2017 Kia Niro hybridKia says it's a crossover utility, we call it a wagon—it's a good-looking and relatively capacious small car. The debate over segments comes because the Niro has neither the ground clearance of a utility vehicle nor available all-wheel drive, making it more of a wagon or "square. Fuel Economy

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2018 Kia Niro PHEV gas mileage review: outrunning expectations

Green Car Reports

And that’s exactly what the Kia Niro brings to hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime. Plug-In HybridsCompetition improves the breed. Compared with the Prius, the Niro is taller and roomier. Likely to its benefit, it looks like a small crossover SUV, though with only front-wheel drive, it's no kind of SUV. It does offer the crossover advantages of.

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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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Kia Motors Mexico announces first hybrid model for local market

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors Mexico celebrated its first anniversary in the country with the announcement of the arrival of Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) to the Mexican market at the end of the current year. With the introduction of Niro, Kia Motors will offer its first hybrid vehicle in Mexico and will strengthen its product lineup in the country.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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