Mar 25, 2021 - 02:18 pm

Kia introduces mid-range e-Niro

Kia Motors UK has introduced a new mid-rung variant of its e-Niro EV which makes the 64kWh range-topping battery pack available in the sub-£35,000 price bracket. The e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range is now available to order, with deliveries expected to launch in July.

The move to establish a new price class is a reaction to the recently revised subsidy programme, which lowered the maximum cost for vehicles eligible for subsidies. Next to lowering the general subsidy by £500, it also lowered the price cap for eligible electric cars by £15,000 from £50,000 to £35,000. This way, the new vehicle is eligible, but Kia can keep a range-topping model for wealthier customers.

While the price has been updated, the technology remains familiar, as the new e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range features the same 64kWh battery pack and high-power 150kW motor as the higher-priced model. The range for the new model is set at 282 miles on a single charge, according to WLTP standards, and up to 382 miles in city driving. In terms of driving speed, the vehicle can manage acceleration from  0-62mph in 7.8 seconds and features a top speed of 108mph.

Coupled with the new model release, Kia also announced that e-Niro drivers will be eligible for the ‘KiaCharge’ charging network. The UK-wide integrated public charging service is advertised as providing easier, comprehensive access to the UK public charging network for owners of the brand’s plug-in vehicles. The app enables access to more than 15,000 charge points across the UK from a single account, including bp pulse, Pod Point, IONITY, Source London, Chargepoint, NewMotion, Char-gy, and ESB. Apparently, certain national and regional charging networks are also accessible via KiaCharge.

Kia also boasts the success of the vehicle model, which was the UK’s best-selling battery EV during the first two months of 2021, accounting for almost one in five of all nationwide EV sales up to the end of February, according to Kia.,

Ein Kommentar zu “Kia introduces mid-range e-Niro

  1. John H

    What a surprise! Suddenly EV prices tumbling or new specs launched within a week of the subsidy change. What odds on a sub £35K tesla by Christmas?

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