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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Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

Green Car Reports

When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest. Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii. DON'T MISS: 2016 Kia.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Kia Motors posted its best six-month sales period in Europe, with half-year sales surpassing 250,000 for the first time in the company’s history. of European sales so far this year, up from just one per cent in the first six months of 2016, according to Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe. In addition, Kia’s cumulative market share climbed to 3.0%, up from 2.8% (229,585 units) during the first half of 2016.

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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 Soul EV To Go On Sale In Five More States By This June

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When the Kia Soul EV electric car debuted just over a year ago, Kia planned a fairly cautious roll out. The electric tall wagon would launch in California, and sales would expand to other states at an undetermined future point. Green Georgia Texas Washington State plug-in cars sales Then reality struck. It turned out that buyers really liked the idea of an all-electric tall wagon with 93 miles of.

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Kia Soul EV A Big Hit In CA; Sales To Expand Sooner Than Planned

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Just over a year ago, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as the Korean brand''s first U.S.-market At the time, Kia said it would launch the Soul EV in California, but would eventually expand sales of the battery-electric tall wagon to four more states.

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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 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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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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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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Tesla upgrades, Chevy Bolt EV sales, Kia green cars: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Tesla upgrades sensors and hardware in an effort to equip its electric cars for autonomous driving, LG Chem makes a claim about Chevrolet Bolt EV sales, and a Kia executive says the automaker will launch its first hydrogen fuel-cell car around 2020.

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

Green Car Reports

Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia will take remains unknown, especially since the automaker doesn't currently sell cars.

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Electric Kia Soul coming 2014?

Green Cars News

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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You Shouldn't Want To Buy A Kia Soul EV, Says Kia Dealer

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It''s often said that one of the bigger impediments to sales of electric cars is car dealerships. Green Dealership New car sales dealers plug-in cars sales Among plug-in car shoppers, stories abound of salespeople who know little or nothing about electric vehicles, misrepresent their abilities, and aggressively steer shoppers away from them toward gasoline alternatives. Rarely, however, is this kind of.

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Kia Soul EV arrives in the UK

Green Cars News

Kia’s new electric Soul has gone on sale in the UK, priced from £24,995 after a government grant of £5,000. Electric cars Kia Editor Pick That places it £3,445 above the price of the range-topping model of the existing combustion Soul range, with the Soul 1.6

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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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2016 Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Oregon, Washington; Some Dealers Get DC Quick Charging

Green Car Reports

The rollout of the well-received Kia Soul EV electric car is now continuing in states outside California. The electric tall wagon went on sale in the Golden State late last year, and an unexpectedly positive response led Kia to accelerate its plans to sell the plug-in vehicle in other states.

2017 Kia Niro hybrid 'crossover' wagon priced from $23,800

Green Car Reports

Almost a year after it was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid is finally going on sale. The Niro is Kia's first dedicated hybrid vehicle, and the Korean carmaker has taken an unusual tack in describing its new model. Kia calls the Niro a crossover, but its relatively low ride height and lack of all-wheel drive make it.

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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%. million unit sales mark. By region, Kia posted year-on-year sales increases in North America (550,615 units, a 34.2%

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Kia confirms development of battery-electric Soul for US; on sale in 2014

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p> Kia Motors has confirmed the development of a battery-electric version of the Kia Soul for the US market, scheduled to go on sale in 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be Kia’s first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle marketed outside of Korea. The Soul EV takes its design cues from the recently-launched second-generation Kia Soul. —Kia Motors America’s executive director of product planning, Orth Hedrick.

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October Electric-Car Sales, 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Range, 2015 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we have the first plug-in electric car sales figures for October, the EPA range and efficiency figures for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, and the fourth of our five 2015 Best Car To Buy nominees, the 2015 Kia Soul EV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week''s biggest stories with our Week in Reverse feature and video

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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. Soul EV sales in the Northeast will begin in the fourth quarter. Electric (Battery) Sales

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UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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In its sixth sales-weighted analysis of emissions from 8 major automakers’ 2013 model year vehicles, the Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) latest Automaker Rankings report found that Hyundai-Kia unseated Honda as the “Greenest Automaker.” Click to enlarge.

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid on sale this fall

Green Car Reports

Although it may be hard to tell from its design and styling, the Kia Optima mid-size sedan recently received a complete redesign. Unveiled last month at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid uses the new Optima. And for the 2017 model year, the Optima Hybrid model gets the same upgrades as the gasoline versions launched for 2016. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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2015 Kia Soul EV: Target Range Of 120 Miles, More Details

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Kia is getting the (hamster) ball rolling on its first globally-marketed electric car. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will be the first electric car made by Kia to be marketed outside Korea when it goes on sale next year.

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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.

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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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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. million sales throughout the year, up by 74% (about 1.5% of total global sales). million sales, followed by Europe with 17.7 million sales and the US with 17.3

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Electric-car sales, Porsche profits, more Hyundai-Kia electrics, Best Car To Buy finalist: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got plug-in electric car sales reports from both the U.S. and Canada, greater production of electric cars by Hyundai and Kia, a look at legendary Porsche profits, and another Best Car To Buy finalist. We're a bit later this time than usual with our October plug-in electric car sales report, but. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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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.

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Kia confirms plans for Soul electric car

Green Cars News

It has been rumoured for months and now it has been confirmed: Kia will officially develop a Soul EV model which will be put on sale during 2014. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Kia

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2015 Kia Soul EV To Be Sold In U.S.: First Korean Electric Car

Green Car Reports

We saw the Kia Soul EV spy shots almost three months ago, and now Kia has officially announced that its first battery-electric car will go on sale in the U.S. It''s an electric conversion of the new-for-2014 second generation of its "funky and iconic" Soul tall wagon, which Kia calls an "urban passenger vehicle." MORE: 2014 Kia Soul

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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

2015 108

Tesla batteries, EPA comments, Hyundai and Kia plug-in availability: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Hyundai and Kia aim to avoid the dreaded "compliance car" label with their EV sales—barely. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said electric cars are "not grounds for concern" at the EPA—yet highway safety and car prices are. Tesla buys a company that builds ultracapacitors. We investigate the hesitation. In our latest Twitter. EPA Today in Car News

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Kia Soul EV Drive, 2016 Volt Sales, Scion iM Concept: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Readers have asked about our impressions of the new 2015 Kia Soul EV, and now we''ve answered with a full drive report and lots of photos. We also used the Prius past to predict the Volt future, and have an update from a sneaky little ad agency that got caught lying about electric cars. All this and more today on Green Car Reports. We updated our

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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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TÜV Nord scores Kia Soul EV as emitting 39.7% fewer whole life GHGs than diesel counterpart

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TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection organization, has certified the new Kia Soul EV according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. Kia Soul EV. Kia’s Gwangju plant has been ISO 50001-certified since 2012, with other facilities due to follow.

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid to launch in U.S. at end of year

Green Car Reports

Last month, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid went on sale in the United Kingdom, offering British buyers a mass-priced compact wagon with 25 to 30 miles of electric range. While it shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In model, the Niro has more of a wagon shape than Hyundai's five-door hatchback—good for European markets where. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 74

Kia achieves new highs in sustainability despite growing production levels

Green Cars News

Kia’s manufacturing was more sustainable in 2013 than at any other point in the firm’s history, despite growing production levels. According to a new report from the carmaker, global sales grew by 1.4

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2018 Kia Soul EV to get range boost to keep pace: report

Green Car Reports

When it debuted late in 2014 as a 2015 model, the Kia Soul EV boasted an impressive range for an electric car with a mainstream price. At an EPA-rated 93 miles, its range exceeded that of any electric car on sale at the time without a Tesla powertrain. But two years after its introduction, it appears the Soul EV is about to be surpassed by a new. Future Cars battery pack plug-in cars battery capacity

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New 99g/km CO2 Kia Picanto goes on sale

Green Cars News

Kia’s new Picanto model went on sale in the UK on Friday (June 17, 2011) supported by a new advertising campaign entitled ‘small yet mighty’. Kia ecodynamics engine Kappa low emission PicantoThe second generation of the model also throws in a healthy dose of green credentials to go along with its mighty mouse claims. Emitting as little as 99g/km CO2 and [.].

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New Kia cee’d cuts emissions to 97g/km C02

Green Cars News

Kia launches an all-new, second generation of its cee’d model in the UK next month. A key model for the Korean car maker in the UK, the cee’d goes on sale from June 1 and will offer improved economy and lower emission ratings than its predecessor. Kia car Kia Cee'd new saleDesigned, engineered and built in Europe, the new model [.].

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Kia e-Niro: all-electric crossover debuts in Paris

Green Cars News

An all-electric version of the Kia Niro crossover has made its European debut at the Paris Motor Show and is set to go on sale by the end of 2018

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