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Hyundai, Kia achieve record November US sales led by rising IONIQ5, EV6 demand


Kia announced Thursday it achieved its strongest November US sales month on record as demand for its electric vehicles pushed the automaker to new heights. Meanwhile, parent company Hyundai also surpassed its previous US November sales record with several leading EV models enticing buyers, such as the award-winning IONIQ5 and Kona EV.

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Hyundai Group will transform entire lineup to fully-connected, Software Defined Vehicles by 2025

Software Defined Vehicles

Following its “Unlock the Software Age” global forum earlier this evening, Hyundai Motor Group has outlined a detailed roadmap to transform its entire lineup of vehicles (gas and electric) across all brands into Software Defined Vehicles (SDVs) by 2025. This new era of vehicle technology will allow HMG to constantly evolve along with its vehicles, which will be able to stay up-to-date via over-the-air updates. To support this new era, the Group has already committed to spending 18 trillion won (~$12.5 billion) to establish a new Global Software Center and accelerate SDV development.

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Kia showcases 2023 Niro EV at NY Auto Show with a complete redesign, V2L capabilities and added range

2023 Kia Niro EV

During this week’s NY Auto Show, Kia America officially debuted its upcoming 2023 Niro EV alongside new design features and performance specs. Kia has previously shared the design overhaul coming to the second-generation Niro and its variants, but we now know much more about what consumers can expect when the EV goes on sale this fall.

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Tesla Model 3 tops list of 20 most affordable EVs to run according to 2022 EV Miles Report

Most affordable EVs 2022

A recent 2022 report by Zutobi has ranked the top 20 most affordable EVs to operate around the world based on a number of factors. This includes considerations such as battery size, cost to charge, and miles driven per given dollar amounts. Tesla takes the top spot this year, but there are plenty of other viable options currently available to consumers.

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Kia’s turn: Hyundai’s counterpart expects 14 BEV models by 2027 including two pickup trucks and plans to be #1 purpose-built vehicle provider by 2030 

Kia models

Kia Corporation has followed parent company, Hyundai Motor Group, by delivering its own Investor Day virtual event, outlining its roadmap to further sustainability by 2030. The strategy includes 14 BEV models in the Kia lineup by 2027, as well as an expectation of 1.2 million BEV sales annually by 2030. Additionally, Kia will deliver its own dedicated purpose-built vehicles starting in 2025.

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Hyundai Motor to invest $80 billion in future electrification with 17 new BEVs and a new modular platform

Hyundai Motor

During its 2022 CEO Investor Day forum, Hyundai Motor Group outlined its electrification strategy through 2030, which includes 17 new BEV models. The accelerated approach to electrification includes an investment of nearly $80 billion in hardware and software technologies, as Hyundai Motor looks to capture 7% of the global EV market by the end of the decade.

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Kia America partners with Currently app to bring mobile on-demand EV charging to its customers, beginning with 2 free months

on-demand charging

Kia America has announced a new partnership with mobile charging service, Currently, to provide its drivers with on-demand EV charging when and where they please. The initial rollout of this partnership will provide Currently’s charging service to Kia owners in three major California cities to begin, before expanding to other metropolitan areas in the future.

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Kia EV6 first drive: 10 things I didn’t know about the big 310-mile every-person sportwagon

Kia EV6 review

Kia flew us out to wine and “winding road” country to test the new EV6, which is coming a bit late to the US, as it’s been out for a while in its native Korea and Europe already. So that means I’ve had months to digest the information about the car, its characteristics, and its place in the industry. But nothing beats a test drive through the mountains with fellow EV nerd and former Electrek writer Brad Berman to get to know a car intimately.

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