Kia reveals Niro EV details

Kia has shown off its forthcoming Niro EV ahead of its planned public debut at the Paris Motor Show later this year.

The pure-electric Niro EV has been showcased as part of the International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. Like its Hyundai Kona Electric group stable-mate, the Niro EV will feature a choice of battery sizes.

A 64 kWh battery will be available with a quoted range of 236 miles on a single charge, or a 39.2 kWh pack will allow for 150 miles before recharging is required. Those figures are currently provisional as the Niro EV is yet to be homologated. However, Kia's engineers have calculated the above ranges based on the WLTP test cycle, and the full production model can be expected to return similar figures.

No further details have been announced yet, but it would be surprising if the Kia did not match Hyundai's 100 kW rapid charging capabilities found on the Ioniq and Kona Electric.

Further details - and European specifications - are expected at the Paris Motor Show in September, where the Niro EV will get its conventional public debut.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:4th May 2018

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