LG Chem and Eguana partner on Li-ion residential energy storage system for North America

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We are going to strengthen the partnership with Eguana and put our best effort to stand up as the Nº1 battery maker in the North American ESS market. LG Chem supplies the Li-ion cells for a number of automotive applications, with customers including Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Audi, Chevrolet, Kia, Daimler and GM.

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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Kia announces new platform and powertrain details for next-generation Sorento; hybrid, GDI and diesel; PHEV to come

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Kia Motors Corporation revealed details of the next-generation Sorento’s new platform and powertrains. The latest Sorento will be the first SUV to be based on Kia’s new platform when production commences later this year.

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Kia introduces two electric vehicles

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The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,Nevada, will be the setting for Kia Motors to unveil two electric vehicles. The Korean carmaker will use the event to showcase both its Kia Ray Electric Vehicle, for the first time in North America, and its Naimo Electric Vehicle concept car. Electric cars Green cars Kia Latest news electric vehicles Kia Motors Kia Naimo Kia Ray

Kia Niro EV crossover now on sale in Korea; N American sales in Q1 2019

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The new Kia Niro battery-electric CUV (crossover utility vehicle) has gone on sale in Korea, featuring an expected driving range of up to 385 kilometers (239 miles), as calculated by SAE J1364 in the United States.

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Forbidden Fruit: Kia Ray Electric Car Not Due In U.S.

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Kia might be a car company growing in quality and reputation in North America, but it seems we aren't in line for every vehicle the company produces. is one of the strongest markets for electric cars, Kia's new Ray EV won't be hitting American shores, according to USA Today. Instead, it's only due on sale in Kia's homeland.

Kia Motors sees 18.6% increase in global sales in 2011

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Kia Motors Corporation announced today that its global sales for passenger cars (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants), recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles for 2011 reached an all-time high of 2,478,959 unit, representing an annual year-on-year increase of 18.6%. By region, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in North America (550,615 units, a 34.2%

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Kia unveils Optima Hybrid sedan at LA Auto Show

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Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia Motors Corporation premiered the hybrid version of its new Optima sedan ( earlier post ) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Created primarily with the US market in mind, the Kia-developed powertrain delivers an estimated combined cycle fuel economy is 38 mpg US (6.2 Arriving in Kia dealer showrooms early next year, the 2011 Optima Hybrid is the brand’s first hybrid for North America and uses a full parallel hybrid system to deliver a 40.7%

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Kia displays Ray EV and Naimo EV concept at Consumer Electronics Show

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Kia Motors is showcasing its Ray production Electric Vehicle (EV) ( earlier post ) and Naimo EV concept car ( earlier post ) for the first time in North America at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Where the Naimo EV concept looks into the future of zero-emissions vehicles from Kia, the Ray EV is the first realization for the brand and represents exciting new possibilities for the future in the North American market.

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CALSTART: zero-emission trucks, buses, off-road equipment on track for 78% rise in models in 2020, doubling by 2023

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Recent corporate commitments to and investments in ZE vehicles include: UPS announces investment in EV startup Arrival while also ordering 10,000 EV delivery vans for use in North America and Europe. Hyundai and Kia also announce €100-million investment in the UK-based startup Arrival.

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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The Model 3 became the world’s best-selling EV, as it was boosted by sales in North America, where it first became available. Meanwhile, Latin America outsold Japan, recording 5.6

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VW, BMW and ChargePoint partner to create SAE Combo DC fast charging corridors on the East and West Coasts

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These newly installed DC Fast chargers will be added to the growing ChargePoint network of more than 20,000 charging spots in North America. —Robert Healey, Head of EV Infrastructure at BMW of North America.

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Transportation sector stakeholders launch Veloz in California to accelerate adoption of EVs

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Its first project, “Electric For All,” is the largest multi-stakeholder, multi-million dollar public awareness campaign in North America. Veloz also announced major commitments from utilities and Electrify America. Veloz members include: Automakers, including GM, BMW Group, Honda, Nissan, Kia, Subaru, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford. Charging network providers, including EVgo, Greenlots and Electrify America.

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) and Dongfeng Motor Corporation enter strategic cooperation, focused on new energy vehicles

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NEVS will support Dongfeng on their own brands to meet regulations and technical specifications of overseas markets, and assist DFM to develop important markets in Europe and North America. Dongfeng Motor, with several JVs in China including Peugeot, Citroën, Renault, Nissan, Infinity, Honda and Kia, is one of the world’s largest automobile companies, with an annual output of more than 3.83

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Hyundai Mobis develops Electronic Parking Brakes (eDIH) for large pickup trucks

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Hyundai Mobis began to mass-produce the MOC back in 2011; these are now being applied to various models including the Kia K7 and Hyundai LF Sonata. The pickup truck market is primarily formed around North America. IHS estimates the size of the North American pickup truck market to be about 3.8 Hyundai Mobis has successfully developed electronic parking brakes for large pickup trucks (eDIH: electronic Drum in Hat)—a first for the global market.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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More mainstream models will come from Kia, Mahindra, Škoda, and Volkswagen. North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific will continue to drive PEV sales, as the technology will have only limited availability in the emerging markets of Latin America and Africa.

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New DOT research shows drivers support connected vehicle technology, appreciate potential safety benefits

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DOT announced the results of six driver acceptance clinics (DACs) that were held across the country at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s 2012 Annual Meeting held at the National Harbor. Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.,

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ALABC showcased three 48V hybrid demonstrators at AABC featuring advanced lead-carbon batteries

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The cars, two of which were produced in association with major OEMs (Ford and Hyundai/Kia), exhibit substantial environmental and fuel-efficient benefits through low-cost hybridization. Finally, lead-carbon batteries, like all lead-acid batteries, have a recycling rate of 99% in North America and Europe. The 48V Kia Optima T-Hybrid.

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BYD Picks Los Angeles for US Headquarters

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In addition to being North America’s largest consumer market for electric vehicles, Southern California was seen as a strategic outpost for BYD because of its proximity to major infrastructure including Los Angeles International Airport, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and several railways, and is home to major operations of other car companies such as Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Suzuki, and Mitsubishi.

Hyundai delivers keys to first Tucson Fuel Cell customer; leasing for $499/mo, with unlimited free fueling; first drive

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First customer Tim Bush and family (center), with John Patterson (left) and Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America (right). —Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. There will be no Kia analog to the Tucson Fuel Cell, said Castillo.).

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Delphi Receives Grant Offer From the Department of Energy for Gasoline Direct Compression Ignition Technology

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along with a team from Hyundai America Technical Center and academia was recently selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for a $7.48 Delphi advanced powertrain systems engineers will partner with Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc (HATCI); Wisconsin Engine Research Consultants ( WERC ); the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW); and Wayne State University (WSU). Delphi Corp.,

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