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.
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.
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: