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.

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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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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 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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

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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. 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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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.

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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.

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Kia introduces plug-in hybrids of the all-new Kia XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon

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Kia has revealed details of its first plug-in hybrid models based on the Xceed crossover and Ceed Sportswagen

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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Hyundai and Kia to invest €100m in UK-based EV startup Arrival

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Hyundai and Kia are looking to accelerate their clean-mobility transformation with a €100m investment in UK-based startup Arrival

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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. Nissan has reportedly shown its all-electric crossover to dealers, but it isn’t coming soon. Porsche has upped its investment in Rimac. And the first of VW’s affordable electric cars is revealed in full.

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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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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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Kia Motors to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share; launching dedicated EV model in 2021

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Kia Motors Corporation announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and mobility services, as well as connectivity and autonomy. The Plan S strategy outlines Kia’s shift from a business system focused on internal combustion engine vehicles toward one centered on electric vehicles and customized mobility solutions.

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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. 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 unveils new Soul EV at LA Auto Show

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Kia Motors unveiled the new Soul EV, a completely new iteration of Kia’s award-winning electric compact crossover, at the LA Auto Show. Built at the Gwangju plant in Korea, the new Soul EV goes on sale in the US in the first half of 2019, with Kia’s global markets to follow.

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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

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Hyundai and Kia invest in Europe's high-power fast-charging network

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Hyundai and Kia announced Monday that they are investing in Ionity, Europe's 350-kilowatt charging network. They will join BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen/Porsche in expanding charging station availability for vehicles with 800 volt on-board systems. This partnership gives Hyundai the opportunity to develop vehicles with 800-volt systems. charging

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2019 Kia Soul EV drops most affordable trim

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The effective price of a Kia Soul EV has gone up dramatically for 2019, in what is likely to be the model's last year of production. The company dropped the bottom Soul EVe trim from the lineup. The EVe listed for $1,700 less than the version officially called "base," according to our partners at CarsDirect.com The Soul EVe was only sold in

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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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

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2019 Kia Niro EV rated at 239 miles, on sale soon

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At the LA Auto Show, Kia has provided some long-awaited U.S. The Niro, which Kia describes as a “multi-function crossover format,” is built on a dedicated green-vehicle platform shared with the. market details for the Niro EV. Among the most important ones: With a large 64-kwh battery pack, it will offer an EPA-rated range of 239 miles.

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

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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. Electrification is a key element of Kia’s European and global growth strategy, with one in eight Kia cars sold in Europe today featuring an electrified powertrain.

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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

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

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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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2020 Kia Soul EV First Drive: 243 electric miles in the box

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I’m snaking the 2020 Kia Soul EV around a bend in the Korean countryside, happy to push faster after weathering Seoul’s famous morning traffic earlier, but I can’t escape two recurring thoughts. The first is that, if anything, real-time range estimates are conservative, or at the very least, nearer to the real world than ever

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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

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

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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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