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. Handling and driving dynamics are also much improved, with the adoption of new fully-independent rear suspension.

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Best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for February 2019

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As electric-car fans wait for a slew of new models to hit the market this spring, some of the same cars that have made up recent months' best deals appear again. Our partners at CarsDirect who come up with our list of. plug-in cars deals Kia Niro EVPresidents' Day Weekend typically brings deals in car showrooms. And this month is no exception.

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More PEV pipeline hints: Hyundai/Kia PHEVs in 2015

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Adding to the list of informally announced plug-in vehicles ( earlier post ), the Yonhap News Agency last week cited Yang Woong-Chul, R&D vice chairman at Hyundai Motor Group, as saying that the group will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of its popular Sonata and K5 (Optima) midsize sedans in 2015. Hyundai is also commercializing hydrogen fuel cell technology with the Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle ( earlier post ), while Kia has recently introduced the Soul EV ( earlier post ).

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Chevy Volt Mileage, Kia Soul EV Production, Acura ILX Hybrid Death: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Chevrolet Volt drivers pass 500 million miles on electricity, the 2015 Kia Soul EV enters production, and the Acura ILX hybrid is discontinued. The Acura ILX hybrid goes to the grave for 2015, joining a growing list of defunct hybrid models. Meanwhile, the circle of automotive

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Kia Soul EV achieves UL Environment Validation for bio-based organic carbon content for 10% of its interior plastic

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The new Kia Soul EV, which will have its world premiere at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show starting later this week, has achieved UL Environment validation for bio-based organic carbon content for 10% of its interior materials. UL Environment is the environmental business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global independent safety science company. The interior of Kia’s Soul EV includes various new materials such as 10% of bio-based plastic and anti-bacterial substances.

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Tesla Model 3 Performance awd built, 2019 Honda Insight, 2018 Kia Niro hybrid, another state joins California: The Week in Reverse

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Which state added its name to the list of those following California's tighter emissions regulations? What hybrid car aced the battery of crash tests inflicted by the IIHS? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 22, 2018. Friday, we examined a conservative poll, funded and

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Hyundai/Kia to correct overstated fuel economy claims of MY 2012 and 2013 models as result of EPA investigation

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Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America will reduce their fuel economy (mpg) ratings for a number of 2011-13 model year models in showrooms after EPA testing found discrepancies between agency results and data submitted by the company. The changes affect the fuel economy ratings for approximately 900,000, or 35% of, 2011-13 model year vehicles sold through 31 October 2012. The Sonata Hybrid will see a reduction of 1 mpg.

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Adamas: average EV sold in 2019 H1 contained 52% more LCE than the average EV sold a year prior

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From 2018 H1 through 2019 H1, the growing popularity of long-range BEVs with high-capacity batteries resulted in a 52% increase in the amount of lithium carbonate and lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) deployed globally per EV, from 7.7 kg, according to a new biannual report from Adamas Intelligence, titled State of Charge: EVs, Batteries and Battery Materials. Among the other findings of the report: Tesla deployed 11.0 Deployment of NCM 523 cells amounted to 19.1

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2016 Optima midsize sedan gains new 1.6L engine

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Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the re-designed Optima midsize sedan at the New York International Auto Show. The 2.0-liter turbo is expected to generate approximately 247 horsepower (184 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 260 lb-ft (353 N·m) of torque at 1,350 rpm.

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RIT study ranks 10 most efficient powertrains, 10 lowest energy consumption chassis

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Clark Hochgraf at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) presented a paper at this week’s SAE 2011 World Congress that examined the powertrain and braking efficiency (PABE) of a wide spectrum of light duty vehicles to create a list of the ten most efficient powertrains, and the ten vehicles with the lowest vehicle limited fuel consumption (VLFC). Thus, the VLFC is independent of the degree of hybridization or non-hybridization.

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