Hyundai and Kia continuing to develop heat pump technology for EVs

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation provided new details on their enhanced heat pump system, deployed in Hyundai and Kia’s global electric vehicle (EV) line-up to maximize their all-electric driving range in low temperatures.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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 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 Soul gets a refresh and power boost

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The Kia Soul is to get a host of enhancements including a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine option, while all models will benefit from a minor face. Kia Soul Carens

Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

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Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a charging network. As an added value, select Kia dealers will allow Soul EV owners to charge at no cost.

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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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Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

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As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas. For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now move from home rooftops used to power car chargers to cars themselves. In Korea on Wednesday, Hyundai and Kia revealed some production-bound examples of that.

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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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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. Energy and power for Niro EV comes from a liquid-cooled 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery packaged under the floor of the vehicle to allow for minimal passenger space intrusion.

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Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar roof charging on selected vehicles: HEV, BEV and ICE

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Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. The solar charging technology is being developed to support the vehicle’s main power source, improving mileage and reducing CO 2 emissions.

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

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Kia unveiled the new battery-electric version of Niro crossover at the 5 th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. Kia already offers the Niro in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

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Kia to present SEED Car concept for smart electric urban mobility at CES 2019

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Kia will present a potential solution for smart-city mobility at CES 2019 with its SEED Car concept. The SEED Car is a four-wheel electric cycle with a range of 100 km (62 miles) based on a pedal-electric hybrid system, requiring pedal input from the driver but with a high degree of electric power assistance to make it effortless. Kia will have specially-designed experiential modules installed at its CES booth to demonstrate the potential of the READ System.

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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

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Kia begins export production of Kia Soul EV; initial production planned to hit 5,000 units

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Kia Motors has begun volume production of its new all-electric Kia Soul EV ( earlier post ) for export sales at its Kia’s Gwangju facility in Korea. Power comes from an 81.4

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Tesla Model S Power Boost, 2015 Kia Soul EV Range, China MPG Punishment: Today's Car News

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Rear-wheel drive Model S electric cars get a power boost--on paper at least--and we analyze how dealer efforts to ban Tesla''s direct-sales model could backfire. Meanwhile, the 2015 Kia Soul EV gets EPA ratings of 93 miles of range and 105 MPGe. Lots of Tesla news today. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve got an update on the Draconian

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Kia introduces new mild hybrid powertrain, 7-speed DCT

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Kia’s 48V mild hybrid system uses a lead-carbon battery. Kia revealed a new mild hybrid powertrain as well as its new 7-speed DCT at the Geneva Motor Show. The mild hybrid powertrain will be available on new diesel and gasoline production cars from Kia in the near future.

2014 116

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.

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Kia enhances 2014 Optima Hybrid

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Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan at the Chicago Auto Show last week. The 2014 Optima Hybrid builds upon the advancements of its gasoline-powered sibling, which went on sale in late-fall of last year. The design upgrades on the gasoline-powered 2014 Optima are retooled for the hybrid to increase fuel efficiency.

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Hybrid Kia Sorento SUV

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Making its debut in Germany this week is the Kia Sorento Diesel-Hybrid crossover, a concept vehicle that will join other green cars from Kia ( Cee’d & Forte LPI) under Kia’s new EcoDynamics badge. 2011 Kia Sorento official website. Kia Press on Hybrids.

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2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid recall concerns extra heat in the back seat

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Drive a 2017 Kia Niro (or a 2018) and find your back seat becoming a hot seat? In 2017 and some 2018 Kia Niro models, a main relay, within what’s called the power relay assembly, may not have adequate contact connections. It might be a good idea to stop driving it and call your dealership. The result could be increased electrical

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Porsche kills diesels, BMW iX3 electric car orders, and Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

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Porsche declares it's done building diesel-powered cars. Kia drops the most affordable Soul EV variant. The BMW iX3 electric car tallies 1,000 reservations in Norway. We ask which electric SUV has readers most interested in a new Twitter poll. And will VW build any of its electric cars in the United States? All of this and more on Green Car

2018 68

KIA prices 2015 Soul EV starting at $33,700

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Kia Motors America (KMA) announced pricing for the all-electric version of the Kia Soul. The Plus also includes projection-style fog lamps and power-folding outside mirrors. Earlier post.)

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Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Kia Motors outlined its mid- to long-term plans for the development of a greatly increased range of environmentally friendly vehicles, with the goal of becoming a leader in the low-emissions car market by 2020. The new investment by Hyundai Motor Group, Kia’s parent company, totals 11.3

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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.

2018 109

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. The HybridPACK 1 power module has been designed for mild hybrid applications with a power range up [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Hyundai Kia Latest news HybridPACK Hyundai-Kia Infineon Technologies

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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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Kia to introduce new flex-fuel vehicle

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Kia Motors introduced a new fuel efficient, ethanol-petrol powered Soul Flex as part of the Salao Internacional do Automovel in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tags: Green cars Kia Latest news Brazil flex fuel vehicles Kia Motors Kia Soul Flex Kia Sportage Kia Sportage Flex The Soul Flex will be the first Korean flexible fuel vehicle as it can run on an ethanol-petrol mixture or even on 100 per cent ethanol or 100 per cent petrol. It [.].

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Kia confirms commitment to hydrogen

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Kia has reiterated its plan to have a commercial available hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV) vehicle available commercially by the middle of the decade. Towards the end of 2010, Kia was one of seven manufacturers to sign an accord which will make hydrogen-powered vehicles a production reality. And while Kia isn’t discounting battery power as a [.]. Hydrogen fuel Kia electric hybrid hydrogen

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Kia launching new diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain in 2018 on Sportage; more models to come

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Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The Kia Sportage will be the first model to offer the new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain later in 2018. Kia’s mild-hybrid technology features a compact 0.46

2018 78

Kia introduces two e-bike prototypes at Geneva

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Kia unveiled two prototype electric bikes today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show—70 years on from the vehicle manufacturer’s inception as Korea’s first mass producer of bicycles and coinciding with the European debut of the firm’s first globally-available electric vehicle:the Soul EV.

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Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia’s first battery-electric car sold in the US. The front-wheel drive Soul EV is powered by an 81.4 Soul EV. Click to enlarge.

Hyundai and Kia select Infineon HybridPACK 1 power module for current hybrid vehicle generations

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Infineon Technologies AG announced that Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have selected Infineon as supplier of power modules for their current hybrid car generations, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Kia Optima. Hyundai and Kia teamed up with Infineon on the hybrid powertrain design including the Infineon HybridPACK 1 power module and the related control electronics as part of the electric motor inverter. Hybrids Power Electronics

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

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The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this year as well. launch, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has now arrived in the United Kingdom with a 36-mile rated range on battery power alone on the optimistic NEDC.

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Kia introduces electric car in Korea

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Korea will soon boast its first production electric vehicle from a major carmaker when Kia introduces the Ray EV. This new electric car boasts a range of up to 86miles on a single charge and is powered by a 50kW electric motor as well as a high capacity 330V, 16.4kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that is [.]. Electric cars Green cars Kia Latest news electric vehicle Kia Ray Kia Ray EV Korea

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Kia updates Optima hybrid for MY2013; more power, better fuel efficiency

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Kia Motors America (KMA) has introduced the updated 2013 Optima Hybrid, featuring a more performance-driven and fuel-efficient powertrain as well as more cargo space and premium features. Kia first introduced the hybrid in 2011. For 2013, the Optima Hybrid features numerous powertrain refinements including a more robust 35 kW (47 hp) electric traction motor; a stronger Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG); and a more powerful 47 kW Lithium Polymer battery.

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Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

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Nineteen Kia dealers will be certified to sell and service the Soul EV across these four states, and customers will have access to charging stations installed at these facilities. Kia has partnered with three charger providers—Bosch, Leviton and AeroVironment.

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