Tag: Kia

May 26, 2020 - 04:38 pm

Kia is considering an ultra-small electric car

Kia is examining plans to build a purely electric miniature car in the style of the Citroën Ami. Although the South Korean company has not revealed a timetable for these plans, it seems that Kia is already considering a new distribution model for the electric microcar.

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Apr 25, 2020 - 01:23 pm

Hyundai Prophecy concept rumoured to replace Ioniq

According to a British media report, the Prophecy electric concept vehicle recently presented by Hyundai will go into series production and is to replace the Ioniq. The new electric limousine could come onto the market by 2021.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Kia prioritises Europe over US in face of battery trouble

Kia will be initially concentrating on getting its electric models to Europe before attempting to satisfy demand in the USA due to limited availability of batteries. The awkward situation for the popular carmaker was revealed in an interview with a top Kia manager in the USA.

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Feb 11, 2020 - 10:01 pm

Canoo & Hyundai to co-develop EV platform

The US American electric vehicle startup and the South Korean automotive giant have teamed up in an engineering partnership to develop electric vehicles. Canoo and Hyundai will co-develop an electric vehicle platform based on Canoo’s skateboard technology to be used for upcoming Hyundai and Kia EVs and PBVs (Purpose Built Vehicles).

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Jan 16, 2020 - 10:19 am

Hyundai & Kia invest in Arrival

Hyundai and Kia are investing 100 million euros in the British electric vehicle developer Arrival. The Korean manufacturers want to use Arrival’s platform to develop electric commercial vehicles for various applications such as logistics or ride hailing and shuttle service companies.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 02:59 pm

Hybrid XCeed and Ceed now available in UK

Kia UK has now opened the order books for the plug-in hybrid versions of the XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon. The XCeed PHEV will start from £30,695, the Ceed Sportswagon PHEV from £29,995 and deliveries are scheduled to start in April.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 12:23 pm

Kia announces plans for 11 BEVs by 2025

As part of its now presented ‘Plan S’ strategy, Kia has announced eleven all-electric models up to the year 2025. By then, 25 per cent of sales will be accounted for by “environmentally friendly vehicles”. The first fully electric model is to be launched in 2021.

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Dec 23, 2019 - 01:45 pm

SK Innovation to supply Hyundai electric cars

SK Innovation will become the exclusive battery cell supplier for Hyundai Group electric cars – specifically for the first model based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which is to roll off the assembly line from 2021.

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Dec 20, 2019 - 04:26 pm

Kia rumours: all-electric Seltos for Asian markets?

According to a Kia blog, Kia is planning a purely electric version of its Seltos compact SUV exclusively for the Asian markets. The electric Seltos, which will be developed under the code name SP2 EV, will be based on well-known technology.

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Nov 25, 2019 - 02:01 pm

Hyundai & Kia present new China BEVs

Hyundai presented its Lafesta EV for the Chinese market at the Guangzhou Motor Show. While their subsidiary Kia also presented an electric limousine with the K3 EV, which will also be offered with similar performance data as the Lafesta EV.

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Sep 30, 2019 - 01:36 pm

Kia considers launching a fully-electric Ceed

According to Europa-COO Emilio Herrera, Kia is considering making a purely electric version of its Ceed model, as well as bringing another – as yet unnamed – new fully-electric model brought to market by 2021, and bumping up electrification through plug-in hybrids.

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Sep 19, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Kia mulls over electric Picanto

Kia is considering a purely electric version for their city car Picanto. “There’s nothing confirmed yet, but we are really looking at it,” says Emilio Herrera, COO of Kia Motor Europe.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 03:42 pm

Hyundai-Kia joins Ionity

With Hyundai-Kia, Ionity has a new partner. The Korean carmaker has just become a strategic partner and shareholder in the European high-power charging network founded by BMW, Ford, Daimler and Volkswagen.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 12:16 pm

Kia presents new hybrid Ceed & XCeed

Kia introduced the plug-in hybrid versions of the Ceed Sportswagon and the new XCeed. The PHEV versions of the station wagon and the crossover model, which will be available from the beginning of 2020, are based on Hyundai-Kia’s already known tech.

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Aug 2, 2019 - 03:35 pm

Kia is banking on BEVs for CO2 targets

Kia wants to achieve the European CO2 emission targets with a strategy focusing on battery-electric cars. In an interview Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Europe, gave interesting insights into the plan, including “emergency” options.

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Jul 3, 2019 - 05:42 pm

Kia UK receives 1,000 Rolec charging points

The English charging infrastructure manufacturer Rolec EV has delivered more than 1,000 charging points for electric vehicles to Kia in the UK. The devices will be installed at dealerships and will also be sold to customers.

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May 31, 2019 - 05:01 pm

Netherlands: Kia and Plugsurfing charging cooperation

In the Netherlands, Kia is offering a new charging service to the buyers of their electric cars and plug-in hybrids. In cooperation with Plugsurfing, customers will have access to more than 47,500 charging stations in the Netherlands and more than 110,000 charging stations throughout Europe.

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May 14, 2019 - 12:17 pm

Hyundai and Kia invest 80 million euros in Rimac

Hyundai and Kia are together investing 80 million euros into Rimac Automobili. The Korean carmakers and the Croatian company are also entering into a strategic partnership for the joint development of both battery electric and fuel cell, high-performance EVs.

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May 2, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Kia launches Niro electric car in the USA

The Kia Niro EV has finally gone on sale in the U.S. The South Korean electric car manufacturer already started selling the Niro in their home country in June of last year. The base price for the Niro EV EX is $39,495 ($31,995 with federal tax credit).

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Apr 10, 2019 - 01:51 pm

Kia considers EV production in Europe

Kia is reportedly considering producing their own electric cars in Europe to reduce delivery times. European customers have been facing delivery delays and have to cope with a waiting period of more than a year for the e-Niro for example.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/05/26/kia-is-considering-an-ultra-small-electric-car/
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