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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:42 pm

Bjorn Nyland video via IEVS:
Hyundai Kona Electric Compared To Kia Niro EV: Video
https://insideevs.com/hyundai-kona-electric-compared-kia-niro-ev-video/
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:19 pm

Via IEVS:
Kia Niro EV Gets Range Rating Of Over 300 Miles
https://insideevs.com/kia-niro-ev-range-over-300-miles/

301 lies WLTP, so expect EPA to be lower. It's surprising, as the smaller and lighter Kona is only rated at 300 WLTP. If this advantage holds up in EPA rating, the Niro might manage 260 miles EPA, which would really move it to the head of the class. If only it were AWD, sales would skyrocket in the U.S., assuming they can make enough and keep the price competitive with the Bolt.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

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