kia Stories October 15

As electric vehicles look to gain an even larger portion of the automobile market in 2021, consumers will look at a number of factors as they choose to go electric. One major specification on any EV data sheet is the estimated range i.e. the amount of miles your new vehicle can travel on a single charge. Naturally, you’re going to want the most battery for your buck. Below is a list of the current EV options for 2021 sorted by longest range.

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kia Stories September 23

Among the legacy car makers, there are surely no brands whose stock has risen as sharply, amid the transition to EV, as Korean sister companies Kia and Hyundai.

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kia Stories July 29

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Indonesia to manufacture BEV batteries in the country through a new joint venture (JV). As part of the JV, Hyundai and LG will invest a total of $1.1 billion in the construction of a battery plant in Karawang, near the country’s capital of Jakarta.

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kia Stories May 13

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) just announced plans to invest $7.4 billion in the US to produce future EVs, grow its production facilities, and develop new mobility solutions. HMG is the umbrella over both Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation and plans to invest this entire sum in the US by 2025.

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kia Stories May 4

Kia is reporting strong demand for its sleek new EV6 electric crossover with over 30,000 show-of-interests within a month from the unveiling.

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kia Stories March 30

Kia has unveiled today the Kia EV6, an electric crossover based on the Hyundai E-GMP platform, and the specs are basically the same as the recently unveiled Ioniq 5, but in a different package.

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kia Stories March 15

Kia has shown the first images of their all-electric “crossover-inspired” EV6, based on the Hyundai E-GMP modular EV platform, which it shares with the recently announced Ioniq 5. While we have no specs yet, we expect to hear more about them at an event later this month.

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kia Stories March 9

Kia has just offered the public a first glimpse at its upcoming EV6 hatchback. The next-generation BEV will be the first Kia donning the “EV” prefix, and the first to sit upon its dedicated E-GMP Platform. According to the automaker, the EV is the first developed under a new design philosophy built specifically around the company’s keen focus on electrification.

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kia Stories February 23

Hyundai Motor Group just announced it has chosen both SK Innovation and CATL as battery suppliers for its E-GMP. The Asian battery manufacturers will provide the third batch of lithium-ion battery cells for Hyundai’s electric vehicles launching after 2023. Both CATL and SK Innovation are familiar with the process, as they have previously delivered to Hyundai’s E-GMP production in the past.

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kia Stories February 19

In an effort to expedite the country’s transition toward electric vehicles, the South Korean government is lowering the prices of electric vehicles by 2025. This strategy includes implementing electric battery leases for Korean customers. This would cut their initial purchase costs by nearly half.

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kia Stories February 9

Korean automaker Kia announced an acceleration of its electric transition plan with “11 model EV lineup with 7 dedicated EVs by 2026.”

Is it enough?

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kia Stories June 8, 2020

Internal-combustion vehicles made by Hyundai-Kia represented 8.9% of the global market in the first quarter of 2020. But the EVs it sells were 9.9% of the global electric-vehicle market. In other words, Hyundai could be the first legacy automaker that is now more competitive on EVs than with its gas- and diesel-powered cars.

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kia Stories May 13, 2020

Kia’s first dedicated EV model, to be launched in 2021, will be a high-riding, crossover-like sedan. That’s old news from January. But now there are reports that it will use an ultra-fast 800-volt battery system that could bring 15-minute EV pit stops to the masses.

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kia Stories February 26, 2020

It’s been a couple of months since Kia’s South Korean headquarters released “Plan S,” the brand’s EV and mobility plan. That plan set a target of a half-million annual global EV sales by 2026 with a worldwide lineup of at least 11 all-electric models. Electrek checked in with Steve Kosowski, manager of long-range planning and strategy at Kia Motors America, to see where things stand for North America.

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kia Stories January 15, 2020

Two weeks ago, the Hyundai Motor Group said it would invest $87 billion to produce 23 EVs by 2025, with about half of them as new, dedicated electric models. Kia filled in some of the details yesterday when CEO Han-woo Park presented the brand’s EV plans for the next five years or so. Kia says it will offer 11 EVs by 2025.

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kia Stories January 2, 2020

Hyundai executive vice chairman Euisun Chung today kicked off 2020 by announcing an expanded output of electric vehicles and other advanced technologies. He said the group — which includes the Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands — will invest more than $87 billion to produce 23 EVs by 2025. However, details about a possible 11 new, dedicated electric vehicles remain murky.

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kia Stories December 27, 2019

Kia Europe will meet the challenge of new EU emissions limits by doubling its EV sales next year, according to Emilio Herrera, COO for Kia Europe. He confirmed that the Imagine high-riding electric sedan will go into production in 2021. But the biggest obstacle for EVs is still affordability and profitability, especially for an all-electric version of the subcompacts popular in Europe.

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kia Stories November 6, 2019

Kia has unveiled a new sleek-looking electric SUV concept, but it’s unfortunately not something you are likely ever going to see on the road. expand full story

kia Stories June 13, 2019

As a number of carmakers swap partners and make moves in the self-driving space, Hyundai Motor Group is strengthening its partnership with self-driving startup Aurora through a new investment that will be used to build a platform for the carmaker’s autonomous vehicles.

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kia Stories May 14, 2019

Hyundai and Kia have been getting more serious about electric cars lately, with the new Kona, Niro and Soul EVs coming out all as good packages at reasonable prices.  But none of these are performance monsters, moreso regular, everyday, utility cars.

That all seems to change starting today, as the two companies announced an 80 million Euro ($90m) investment into Rimac Automobili, the Croatian supercar maker behind the Rimac Concept_One and upcoming Concept_Two.  The intent is to collaborate on the production of two high-performance electric sportscars, one of which will debut under Hyundai’s “N” brand and the other which will use fuel cell technology.

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kia Stories March 19, 2019

Hyundai and Kia have invested $300 million in Ola, Uber’s main rival in India. The companies plan on building electric cars specifically for the Indian market.

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kia Stories March 14, 2019

Kia announced that it is partnering with Amazon to sell and install electric car charging stations — becoming the second automaker to get onboard with the online retail giant becoming a charging station hub. expand full story

kia Stories February 26, 2019

Kia’s new 2020 Soul EV has been introduced in Europe with a new name: the e-Soul. The Soul will only be sold in Europe as an all-electric model. Kia announced the e-Soul today, and it will make its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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kia Stories February 21, 2019

Kia will unveil a new all-electric concept car at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, and the company has released a teaser image of the vehicle.

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kia Stories January 31, 2019

For a whole day this week, I had the chance to test drive the Niro EV, Kia’s next-generation electric vehicle after the Soul EV. I came out of that day thinking that it is one of the most important EVs to hit the market.

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kia Stories January 3, 2019

Some automakers believe that there’s a convenience problem with charging electric vehicles and they think wireless charging might be the solution.

In that trend, Hyundai and Kia are unveiling today a new electric vehicle wireless charging system with autonomous parking. expand full story

kia Stories November 29, 2018

Kia is skipping a year and unveiling its 2020 Soul EV at the 2018 LA Auto Show. It is a stunner.

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kia Stories October 31, 2018

Electric vehicles enable owners to have more choices for the sources of energy to power their vehicles. EV owners have been known to adopt solar power at a higher rate than the rest of the popular.

Some of them even want solar directly on their vehicles – even though it’s not the most efficient place for it.

Hyundai and Kia have now unveiled a new solar roof for vehicles to launch next year. expand full story

kia Stories June 8, 2018

After revealing the all-electric Niro concept earlier this year, Kia is now unveiling the production version of their new all-electric vehicle at the 2018 Busan International Motor Show today in Korea.

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kia Stories January 9, 2018

After the Kia Soul EV, the Korean automaker is expected to launch a second all-electric vehicle this year, an all-electric version of the Niro.

Ahead of this launch, Kia unveiled a ‘Niro EV concept’ at CES in Las Vegas this week. expand full story

kia Stories October 27, 2017

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia want to step up their EV game with new vehicles next year, but they are being very careful about their production capacity, according to a new report. expand full story

kia Stories March 16, 2017

Kia is still working on its all-electric vehicle strategy and all they have to show for the meantime is a compliance car: the Kia Soul EV. We reviewed the 2017 version of the vehicle last year and we were pleasantly surprised for what is basically a gas-powered vehicle modified to fit an electric motor and battery pack in order to comply with zero-emission mandates.

We now learn that the Korean automaker is planning an incremental upgrade to the 2018 version of the Kia Soul EV for a slightly longer range. expand full story

kia Stories October 7, 2015

Kia Soul EV coming to 4 more states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland

Kia announced today that it will introduce the Soul EV in 4 more US states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland. 19 new Kia dealers will be certified to sell and service the Soul EV, which will now be available in 10 states. The car was already available in California since late last year and in Georgia, TexasOregon, Washington and Hawaii since earlier this year.

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