The N iro EV went on sale yesterday in Korea. Even though the car is not going to be released until July.
Supposedly the whole year's supply (5000 cars) was sold out in a couple of hours. Probably not true because I just ordered one and the dealer said it is still possible. Mine is 5127.
Details in Korean are here - 클릭! 이 차]니로 EV, 1회 충전으로 380㎞ 달린다
and 니로EV' 이틀만에 5,000대 예약
Interesting to see the comparison with the two versions of the N iro EV against the K ona EV
N iro EV LE 64kWh - 380km but K ona EV 64kWh - 490km
N iro EV ME 39.2kWh - 240km but K ona EV 39.2kWh - 300km
The K ona details are from here - https://www.hyundai.news/eu/feature/all ... -electric/
Those numbers for the K ona EV are not realistic. They are claimed to be WLTP. I have now seen the Korean range numbers for the 64kWh K ona.
They are 390km at 20C and 273 at -7C. Korean range numbers for the 64kWh N iro. are 380km at 20C and 270 at -7C.
Supposedly the annual production numbers will be K ona EV 18,600 and the N iro EV 21,000.
from Hyundai-Kia Motors to Increase Annual EV Production to 100,000 Units
So in 8 months Hyundai may be able to make 12,400, and in 6 months Kia may be able to make 10,500
Both cars will easily have a much higher demand than this.
Update June 2018
Official range numbers have now been released. These are based on lab tests, not manufacturer estimates.
Hyundai K ona Electric 64kWh - 405.6km at 20C and 310.2km at -7C.
Kia N iro EV 64kWh - 385.0km at 20C and 303.8km at -7C.
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