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Re: Kia Niro EV to launch later this year

Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:56 am

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According to this article: - http://www.etnews.com/20170323000270

Kia will release the N iro EV early next year with 200km of range.
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Kia will then release the Stonic EV late next year with 300km of range.

The N iro will have the same platform as the I oniq.
The Stonic will have the same platform as the Kona.

The article suggests Kia will keep all 3 small EV SUVs but is not planning any sedan type EVs

Gasoline version of the Stonic being tested.
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Note: All 3 of these cars are subcompact crossovers as defined here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_spor ... ty_vehicle

The Kona EV also due out next year might look like this. from pushevs -http://www.pushevs.com/2017/05/26/details-hyundai-kona-electric/

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Re: Kia Niro EV to launch later this year

Sun May 21, 2017 5:51 pm

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First N iro PHEV sold.

From http://www.kukinews.com/news/article.html?no=455105

Kim Yoo-seok, (48), who was in charge of the first car battery development of his lead role in the actual N iro PHEV
Now he is director of energy strategy and battery division at SK Innovation
It says N iro PHEV uses SK batteries. I am surprised because Hyundai / Kia always used LG Chem for their Hybrids

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In all electric mode the N iro phev is rated at combined fuel economy 5.1 km/kWh ( city 5.5, highway 4.7 ) - and range on a single charge = 40 km

It comes with L2 cable - same as soul ev.
L1 ICCB cable is 500,000 won optional extra - same as soul ev.
No fast charging

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I don't expect the N iro PHEV to sell well in Korea because of the lop-sided subsidy structure. Far more subsidies are available for pure electrics.

Here's the figures for the first 4 months of this year for Kia's domestic sales.
Soul EV is 239 domestic and 2,315 export, Ray EV is 9.
N iro Hybrid is 4,482 and 20,434 export.
I can't find any figures for Kia PHEV sales.

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Hyundai's figures for domestic and export are -

I oniq Electric - 1,871 , 2,793
I oniq PHEV - 42 , 374
I oniq Hybrid - 1,276 , 14,035
S onata Hybrid - 1,254 , 4,063
S onata PHEV - 24 , 422
Grandeur Hybrid - 1,564 , 0

Note - there is a six month waiting list for the I oniq Electric.
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Re: Kia Niro EV to launch later this year

Mon May 29, 2017 7:46 pm

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According to this article the launch of the N iro EV is August 2018. - http://autotimes.hankyung.com/apps/news ... 5291805321
It keeps getting pushed back it seems.
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Re: Kia Niro EV to launch later this year

Tue May 30, 2017 7:09 am

it's not the clone of the Hyundai Kona ? http://pushevs.com/2017/05/26/details-h ... -electric/
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Re: Kia Niro EV to launch later this year

Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:35 am

SoulEV2016 wrote:it's not the clone of the Hyundai Kona ? http://pushevs.com/2017/05/26/details-h ... -electric/
No, the N iro EV is the clone of the I oniq Electric.
The Kia clone of the Kona will be the Stonic.
Confusing isn't it!

Update: Kia is now saying they will not release the Stonic EV. --- Kia rules out EV options for Stonic

Having three small crossover EVs was clearly too much. I am still wondering if there is room for two.

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The gasoline Kona has been released in Korea. They gave a teaser that an electric version would be coming soon.

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This gasoline car is already heavily advertised in Korea. I have never seen an ad for an electric car here.
Edit - just a week later and I saw an ad on TV for the I oniq. I'll post details in that thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM94e2S-NBg
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This article claims the Kona will have a battery with a capacity of 63-70 kWh.
Hyundai, Kia to focus on small electric SUVs amid Tesla entry
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Re: Kia Niro EV to launch later this year

Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:24 pm

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The Kona EV looks set to debut in South Korea in Spring 2018.

see - Hyundai Motor Company Planning to Overcome Weak Domestic Sales through Electric Vehicles

Good news for me. I've been seeing quite a few of the gasoline Kona's around. It looks great. Am hoping to buy a Kona EV in the Spring!

also see - The Kona EV's range would reportedly be around 240 miles on a charge, which would be competitive with the Chevy Bolt.

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Re: Kia Niro EV to launch later this year

Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:40 am

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An early view of the new Kia Niro EV test driving last month here in Jeju.

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And here is the same Kia Niro EV being followed by the new Hyundai Kona EV

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Re: Kia Niro EV to launch later this year

Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:57 am

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According to this article - http://www.etnews.com/20171120000253
Both the Kona EV and the Niro EV will have a 'higher' trim with a 60.4kWh battery.
This Kona EV has a range of 390km. This Niro EV has a range of 380km.
The Kona EV battery will be LG Chem. The Niro EV will be SK Innovation.
The lower trim has a 40kWh battery, but I don't know the range figures.
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Re: Kia Niro EV to launch later this year

Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:24 am

i'm hoping the Kona or Niro will have a dual motor (AWD) version.
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