Kia Niro EV: electricity Start

Frankfurt/Main, 4. May 2018

Whether it is Mercedes or VW: From the year 2019, the German car manufacturers want to go the electric car. In the meantime, points foreign brands: Hyundai about soon, the Kona electric. On its base sister company Kia now and presented the Niro EV.

Hyundai Kona as a base

In South Korea, has now pulled the cloth from the production version of the already in January as a concept vehicle shown Niro EV, the European premiere will take place in October 2018 at the Paris auto salon. Too detailed information Kia does not give the Niro EV, and the well-known figures reveal the technical Basis. The stainless steel models with a Hybrid nor an offshoot of the Hyundai Ioniq, the Niro EV uses the platform of the Hyundai Kona electric.

Market launch in 2018

In practice, this means two batteries to choose from: About 450 kilometres to reach is Kia for the great solution with a 64-kilowatt-hour storage. With the smaller battery system from 39.2 kWh of capacity, around 300 kilometres will be in there. The consumption of 100 kilometers is two in the range of 14 kilowatt-hours. As with the Hyundai Kona electric Niro EV is likely to, depending on the battery size in a strong and a weaker Version. For 2018, the market is scheduled to start in Germany. Then he replaces probably the since 2014 selling the Soul EV, its range is 250 km. By 2025, Kia plans to bring a total of 16 electrified vehicles on the market, including 2020, a car with a fuel cell.(rh)