edatoakrun
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Kia Niro BEV

Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:43 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y__pprqMcIo

Let's give the Kia Niro BEV its own thread.

If Kia can produce a BEV with the same high quality as its other vehicles, about the same size of the LEAF, but with the about the same range and efficiency of the smaller Bolt, I think many buyers will find it very attractive.

Especially if the Niro price undercuts both Nissan and GM...

It will hit the market "later this year" according to the concept intro below:

KIA presents Niro EV Concept with 238 Miles Range | CES 2018


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZJbkNo3LGM

Kia Niro EV concept at CES: 238 miles of range from 64-kwh battery

It's well known that a battery-electric version of the Kia Niro will join the lineup soon, completing a range that now comprises the Niro Hybrid and the recently launched plug-in hybrid.

Most observers had assumed the Niro EV would use the same underpinnings as its corporate sibling the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, just as the pair of hybrids does.

But perhaps not.

Kia said Monday the Niro EV Concept on display at the Consumer Electronics Show uses an entirely new 64-kilowatt-hour battery pack—and would be rated at 238 miles of range.

It made the statement at the launch of the Kia Niro EV Concept at a press event held at the huge CES event in Las Vegas...

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... wh-battery

Please place comments on the PHEV Niro on its thread, below:

Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid (and BEV ?) CUV

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palmermd
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:36 am

edatoakrun wrote:
If Kia can produce a BEV with the same high quality as its other vehicles, about the same size of the LEAF, but with the about the same range and efficiency of the smaller Bolt, I think many buyers will find it very attractive.


Well, they already make the Soul EV and it does exactly this (well, not range, but quality EV like their other ICE cars that buyers find attractive). The Niro is a second generation car for Kia, and looks like a nice step forward. Congratulations to Kia.
Michael

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