Kia Soul EV achieves top environmental standard

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Kia’s new Soul EV has achieved an important environmental benchmark for its lifecycle assessment; meaning that the car’s impact on the environment is minimised throughout its lifespan.

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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.

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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. 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

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

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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.

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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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Kia to reveal new mild hybrid system

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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 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

2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

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However you choose to view the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid—Kia 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

Kia reveals plans for Soul EV

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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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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

Kia Soul EV undergoes winter testing

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The Winter Olympics may be in full swing in Sochi, but Kia has turned to northern Sweden to put its innovative new drivetrain through its paces.

Kia introduces two e-bikes at Geneva Motor Show

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While the focus at the Geneva Motor Show has been on exciting new concept cars, Kia has bucked the trend with something completely different. The Kia Electric Bicycle (pi[.].

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

Kia lifecycle certification

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Kia Weekly Column weekly columnBuilding 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. The 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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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. 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. South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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

2015 Kia Soul EV Video Road Test

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The Hamsters are back, and they''re performing a science experiment that resulted in this: the 2015 Kia Soul EV. Let''s start with what makes the Soul EV different from any other Kia Soul to date: the powertrain. It’s one of the newest electric cars on the market, but what''s it like to use? It’s driven by an 80-kilowatt electric motor

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Kia begins Soul EV production: coming to the UK soon

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Kia’s first fully electric car is now rolling off the production lines as the carmaker begins construction of the new model at its Gwangju facility in Korea. Electric cars Kia Editor Pick

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

Kia achieves new highs in sustainability despite growing production levels

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Kia’s manufacturing was more sustainable in 2013 than at any other point in the firm’s history, despite growing production levels. According to a new report from the carmaker, global sales grew by 1.4

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Kia Soul EV honoured with UL environmental certification

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Kia has been recognised for its use of bio-based materials in its first electric car; the soon-to-launch Soul EV. The Korean brand plans to launch a battery-powered version of its popular compact MPV later this year.

Kia models to receive carbon footprint certificate

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The new Kia K7 saloon car, which will be exported as the Cadenza, has received a carbon footprint certificate from the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute. The Kia Cadenza will emit an estimated 29.5tons of [.]. Tags: Green cars Kia Latest news carbon footprint certificate Kia Cadenza Kia K7 Kia models Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute How do you know if a vehicle is environmentally friendly?

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Spotlight on the Sportage; Has Kia got the crossover nailed?

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Kia Sportage ContractHireAndLeasing.comCrossovers are big business, with the class dominating the new car market. Pick a suburban street at random and you’ll find that it’s crossovers and S.

Kia electrifies its Soul, but will it deliver true EV performance?

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As we heard last week, Kia has plans to launch its very first fully electric car, unveiling a production-ready version of the Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Kia has been fairly quiet about the plans for its first electric car until now, even [.]. Tuesday 11 February, 2014.

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

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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

Hyundai and Kia accept record fines for exaggerated fuel economy claims

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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 to focus on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles before electrics, chief engineer says

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To accomplish that, it is rolling out a diverse array of new models across the main Hyundai brand, as well as Kia. Hyundai is aggressively pursuing its goal of becoming the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, behind only Toyota. While some makers emphasize one technology over others, Hyundai is taking an "all of the above approach,". hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cell

Kia introducing its first FWD 8-speed automatic

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Kia Motors has revealed some details of its advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission (8AT), engineered for use in front-wheel drive vehicles.

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.

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

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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. While 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. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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.

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.

Hyundai-Kia reveals new hybrid car power pack

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Korean car makers Hyundai and Kia have selected Infineon Technologies to be the supplier of the power modules for its current generation of hybrid cars – which will include the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Kia Optima Hybrid. Green cars Hybrid cars Hyundai Kia Latest news HybridPACK Hyundai-Kia Infineon Technologies

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2015 Kia Soul EV To Be Sold In U.S.: First Korean Electric Car

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We saw the Kia Soul EV spy shots almost three months ago, and now Kia has officially announced that its first battery-electric car will go on sale in the U.S. It''s an electric conversion of the new-for-2014 second generation of its "funky and iconic" Soul tall wagon, which Kia calls an "urban passenger vehicle." MORE: 2014 Kia Soul

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. 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. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fuel Cell Vehicles

2017 Kia Niro hybrid: first drive report

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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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2015 Kia Soul EV: Animals, Electrons, Maroon 5 (Video)

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A new video posted last Wednesday uses Kia''s now-familiar supersized hamsters to market the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. DON''T MISS: 2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show The Korean

Tesla Autopilot, Kia Niro hybrid, used Fiat electrics, VW diesel buyback warning: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Friday, we published our first drive of the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid, which Kia says is a. Which electric model might be the used-car bargain of the year? And exactly what kind of car is a new hybrid we just drove? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, December 30, 2016. The Week In Reverse

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? It was an interesting competition, because two people drove across the United States. Marketing Facebook Robots Chat

You Shouldn't Want To Buy A Kia Soul EV, Says Kia Dealer

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It''s often said that one of the bigger impediments to sales of electric cars is car dealerships. Among plug-in car shoppers, stories abound of salespeople who know little or nothing about electric vehicles, misrepresent their abilities, and aggressively steer shoppers away from them toward gasoline alternatives. Rarely, however, is this kind of. Green Dealership New car sales dealers plug-in cars sales

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