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.
kia Stories June 13
kia Stories May 14
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.
kia Stories March 19
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.
kia Stories March 14
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
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.
kia Stories February 21
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.
kia Stories January 31
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.
Here’s why in my first drive review of the Kia Niro EV: expand full story
kia Stories January 3
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.
The automaker’s flagship electric vehicle is adding the same 64 kWh battery pack found in the Niro EV and Hyundai Kona to push the range of the Soul EV to over ~200 miles. expand full story
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