• Kia Niro EV Kicks Off Ambitious Global Mobility Campaign [News]


    Kia Niro EV
    [Photo: Kia]
    In early January, Kia teased images of the all new Kia Niro EV, which was to be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Said show is now upon us and Kia has revealed an ambitious global mobility project, spearheaded by the all-new Kia Niro EV.

    The ‘Boundless for All’ campaign features a number of aggressive goals for Kia’s model lineup over the next couple decades:

    • Full model range to be connected cars by 2030
    • Kia to offer 16 electrified vehicles by 2025 with hybrid, EV and FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle) power
    • All-new Kia fuel-cell EV due to launch in 2020
    • Kia to commercialize Level 4 autonomous vehicles in smart cities by 2021
    • WiBLE car-sharing service to launch in Europe during 2018

    As for this new Niro, here is the information that we have so far. Kia has rounded out the subcompact Niro crossover range with this all-electric model. Made for an urban environment, the Niro EV concept hosts a range of collision warning features to keep pedestrians and passengers safe.

    Kia Niro EV
    [Photo: Kia]

    The Kia Niro EV’s range is right on par with its competitors

    The most important question surrounding EVs is one of range. As concepts shown at shows like CES are often pre-production models, manufacturers rarely disclose range this early on. However, Kia have actually given us a number. Kia fitted the Niro EV with a 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack and a 150 kW electric motor. The Niro EV Concept has an estimated range of 238 miles, according to Kia. That is right on par with the Chevy Bolt’s 238-mile range.

    Kia Niro EV
    [Photo: Kia]
    Further information has yet to be released on the Kia Niro EV. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for updates! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube for the latest videos on your favorite new models.

    While you wait, why not see what we think of the Niro’s main competitor, the Chevy Bolt:

     

    Michael Curtis
    Michael Curtis
    Michael has always had a passion for things with four wheels and an engine. His parents often joked that his first word was "Porsche." He currently spends his time as a Communications student at CU Boulder and writes for TFL as an intern trying to learn the ways of the automotive journalist. In his spare time, he attends all the local Cars and Coffee events he can possibly make time for.

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    2 thoughts on “Kia Niro EV Kicks Off Ambitious Global Mobility Campaign [News]

    1. This is fake news. This is vaporware. You are a troll.

      EVs are too expensive, not enough range, bla bla bla.

      Oh, what’s that you say. Kia is showing great reliability ratings lately.

      This car has a long range.

      This car is very affordable?

      Darn, why is my communism always proving a cause of complete mass death and destruction all over the planet?

      I know, I’ll just give it a new name> Yeah, that will work. All the stupid young people and University professors who are losers in the job market will advocate it for me.

    2. What the hell is supposed to be 🤦‍♂️These concepts take millions to do so am I asking are they over changing for vehicles so they can do crap concepts like and Toyotas so called ppl mover.

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