ElectricEddy
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:29 pm

edatoakrun wrote:[quote=
I don't get the Niro and Kona BEV's textured front grills.

Probably an attempt to reduce the airflow wake over the rear of the car:

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/ae ... 0215.shtml

However when the dimples are filled with bug stuff it will definitely reduce the affect .
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edatoakrun
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Location: Shasta County, North California

Re: Kia Niro BEV

Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:43 am

Lots of nice features pointed out in the english subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rD8-3c9NHQ
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VTLeaf
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Delivery Date: 03 Apr 2015
Location: Brattleboro VT

Re: Kia Niro BEV

Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:55 am

That looks awesome! Love the creative/open cargo space up front, and the **paddle shifters** on the steering wheel!

I've been considering a Bolt to replace our Leaf, but might hold out for this even if it's a year or two, based on the slightly better cargo space (more horizontal, less vertical) and especially the better/more conventional interior. Don't love the exterior styling of either but coming from a 13 Leaf well... obviously not my first priority.

Hope they are able to make this in larger numbers, and sooner, than what Hyuandai is doing with the Ioniq and Kona.
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