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 103

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.

2020 97

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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.

2020 114

Electrify America, Kia Motors America offer DC fast charging plan for Kia Niro EV drivers

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Electrify America announced an agreement with Kia Motors America to offer Kia Select, a new charging program with optimized pricing for the Kia Niro electric vehicle (EV) model on Electrify America’s direct current (DC) fast charging network.

2020 88

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

2020 102

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 92

Hyundai-Kia and LG Chem hope to woo battery-tech startups

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Hyundai, sibling brand Kia, and battery maker LG Chem are launching a competition for battery-tech startups. Those startups will work with Hyundai, Kia, and LG Chem on "proof of concept.

2020 78

Amazon hooks Kia owners up with easier home-charger installation

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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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2021 Kia Sorento: Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions potentially on the way

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Although Kia previously provided a look at the next-generation Sorento crossover, it released new details on the vehicle that will make it more of interest to efficiency-focused shoppers.

2020 96

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

Kia makes $25B shift toward more electric vehicles: 11 new EVs by 2025

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Hyundai’s Kia Motors unit is in many respects a separate automaker from Hyundai, with its own design and manufacturing facilities. Now, Kia is getting specific about its goals for going electric.

2020 98

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

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

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 90

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 71

2020 Kia Niro: 50-mpg hybrid gets upgraded interface, sharper look

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The Kia Niro EV, with its 239-miles of electric range and sub-$40,000 price before incentives, has brought the Niro lineup a boost over the past year.

2019 88

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.

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2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

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In just one model year, Kia has more than doubled the rated driving range for the Soul EV. The 2020 Kia Soul EV, which is expected to reach dealerships this spring, will go 243 miles on a charge—four more miles than the Kia Niro EV—according to the EPA, in ratings that were released earlier this week.

2019 87

Here’s why Kia Soul EV and Kia Niro EV both get big 64-kwh battery packs

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One key specification in the 2020 Kia Soul EV that was revealed at the LA Auto Show this week was a bit unexpected: its inclusion of a large, 64-kwh battery pack. That leaves two vehicles—the Soul EV and the 2019 Kia Niro EV—with the same big battery. And both will be arriving at U.S. dealerships in the first quarter of 2019. Based on. Los Angeles Auto Show Niro EV

2018 87

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, Kia invest in IONITY fast-charging JV

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Kia Motors Company and Hyundai Motor Company,affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group, have invested in IONITY, a joint venture established in 2017 between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. The decision to join this network will provide enhanced benefits for Kia and Hyundai’s European customers.

2019 112

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. Most highly fuel-efficient dedicated hybrids are compact five-door hatchbacks, the most popular vehicle segment globally. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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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. With the integration of the Aurora Driver, Hyundai and Kia vehicles will enhance their ability to monitor, react, and adapt to different surroundings.

2019 100

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 89

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. Tesla’s two more expensive models get a big range boost. Polestar provides a look at its future interface. And is the Model 3 really that far ahead of other EVs? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 95

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. Air pollution is linked to mortality in this pandemic. And the company using a former GM plant in Ohio has released more about orders for its upcoming electric work truck. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 85

Lyft will rent 200 Kia Niro EVs to its drivers by the week, in Colorado

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The entire lot of vehicles consists of the Kia Niro EV—a vehicle model that has an EPA-rated 239-mile range and isn’t yet available in Colorado.

2019 99

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.

2020 90

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

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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.

2018 95

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

2018 87

Review: Kia Soul EV

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The third-generation Kia Soul mostly follows where the previous two generations led

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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

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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. A test of dynamic in-road charging is a success—on a small scale. Tesla deliveries go touchless to stay safe—and maybe become a little more convenient.

2020 77

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.

2020 64

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

One size won't fit all for future Kia EVs

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“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. For 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. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 75

All-new Kia Sorento to debut at Geneva Motor Show

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Kia has announced the all-new Kia Sorento will make its world premier at the Geneva Motor Show next month

2020 40

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.

2018 87

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.

2019 99

Kia smothers plans to bring Sorento diesel to America

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The Kia Sorento may not get a diesel version for the U.S. On the eve of the Paris Motor Show and the introduction of the production-spec Kia Niro EV, company officials have confirmed that it’s shelved plans to bring any diesel model Stateside for now. after all. The hold is officially temporary, but it's hard to see how it changes anytime

2018 66

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 75

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid includes more active-safety features

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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

2019 63

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.

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