Tag: Kia

Jun 3, 2021 - 11:45 am

Hyundai to use BorgWarner drive module in small EVs

The integrated drive module (iDM) from BorgWarner, including the electric motor, transmission and integrated power electronics, is to be used in small electric cars from the Hyundai Motor Group, production of which is scheduled to begin in mid-2023.

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May 28, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Hyundai group to reduce combustion model variety

The Hyundai Motor Group with its brands Hyundai, Kia and Genesis wants to reduce the number of combustion models in its product range to free up resources for investments in electric cars, according to a media report. Around half of the models are apparently being questioned.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:41 pm

Kia EV6 now available to order in Europe

The Kia EV6 can now be configured and ordered at local dealers across 24 nations in Europe. During the reservation phase, which has now ended, Kia recorded 7,300 reservations for the electric model in Europe. This indicates – as already with the e-Niro – long delivery times.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:37 pm

Kia & SK Innovation plan circular EV battery economy

In South Korea, Kia Motors and SK Innovation have joined forces to build a circular economy for electric vehicle batteries. This involves the follow-up use of end-of-life electric car batteries as stationary energy storage units as well as the recycling of materials such as lithium, nickel and cobalt.

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Apr 22, 2021 - 08:49 pm

Kia offers EV6 customers two Ionity packages

Kia will offer buyers of the new EV6 reduced prices at its HPC stations in Europe as one of the shareholders of the joint venture Ionity. The brand has just announced that two pricing packages will be offered.

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Apr 9, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Hyundai and Kia adjust EV prices in the UK

Hyundai Motor UK has reduced prices of its electric car range following changes to the government’s Plug-In Car Grant. This includes both the Kona and Ioniq EV adjusted to meet the requirements, excepting only the top-specced version as too expensive.

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Apr 5, 2021 - 07:07 pm

Hyundai-Kia won’t use Canoo EV platform it appears

Canoo’s deal with Hyundai-Kia announced last year appears to have fallen flat. New Canoo chairman Tony Aquila broke the news last Monday during an “icy investor call,” as The Verge reports. The collapse is set against a backdrop of a strategy change at Canoo.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 11:30 am

Kia presents first dedicated electric car Kia EV6 on E-GMP

Kia just presented the series EV6 electric car in an online event for press. The brand’s first dedicated electric car shares a platform with Hyundai’s Ioniq5 but is positioned to pose a “turning point” for the brand, as Kia President and CEO Ho-sung Song put it.

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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.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 11:35 am

Kia reveals the first images of the EV6 design

Kia has now shown the first pictures of the exterior and interior design of the EV6. The model announced a few days ago is based on the Electric-Global Modular (E-GMP). Technical details are not yet mentioned, but the world premiere is still promised for March.

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Mar 9, 2021 - 11:18 am

Kia teases design of electric crossover named EV6

Kia’s first electric model based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) is called EV6. Kia has now officially presented the first teasers of the electric crossover, which shares the technical basis but not the design of Hyundai’s Ioniq 5.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 03:34 pm

Scotland’s forestry agencies just became greener

The Scottish Government’s forestry agencies have delivered the latest batch of electric vehicles as part of their electrification efforts. Eight Kia Niro electric cars and three Nissan eNV200 light commercial vans have arrived to serve across the Scottish woodlands.

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Feb 24, 2021 - 09:38 pm

KiaCharge & Charge myHyundai for UK charging

In the UK Kia has launched its charging service KiaCharge. This gives the brand’s BEV- and PHEV-drivers access to more than 13,900 charge points across the UK, meaning access to around 68 per cent of the public charging network from a single account.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 01:59 pm

Kia expands EV business strategy and targets

Kia has once again updated its strategic plan ‘Plan S’ and extended it to the year 2030. The plan includes expanding future mobility services, and new targets for sales of electrified vehicles, which includes both electric cars as well as purpose-built vehicles (PBV) in the commercial and sharing sectors.

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Feb 3, 2021 - 02:58 pm

Major carmakers revoke support for Trump emissions

Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen and other major carmakers join General Motors in abandoning their support for former US President Trump. This is also an act to support and perhaps influence the Biden administration in setting new emission standards.

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Feb 1, 2021 - 02:56 pm

South Korea to install 3,000 fast-charging stations in 2021

South Korea plans to install 3,000 new fast-charging stations for electric cars throughout 2021. The Ministry of Finance also plans to include 43 ultra-fast charging stations for the first time this year and will subsidise carmakers to secure sites for at least another 80 HPC stations.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:58 pm

Is Ionity looking for external investment?

Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity. According to a media report, financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 12:57 pm

South Korea introduces upper limit for EV subsidies

The South Korean government has decided to stop providing subsidies for electric vehicles that cost more than 90 million won (the equivalent of around 67,800 euros). A further price level will be added confirming what was rumoured over the summer.

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Nov 22, 2020 - 05:29 pm

Kia UK partners with BP Chargemaster & Pod Point

Kia Motors UK has teamed up with both BP Chargemaster and Pod Point to offer electric car drivers preferential terms for the provision of a home charge point. Kia says home charging would cost less than £3 depending on tariffs.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Kia could be planning a fully electric Sportage

Kia is rumoured to be planning to offer the new generation of its compact SUV Sportage not only as all different kinds of hybrid but also as a purely electric version. What casts some doubt over the rumour are earlier statements by a senior Kia manager.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/06/03/borgwarners-drive-module-to-be-used-in-hyundais-small-evs/
03.06.2021 11:37