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CleanTechnica spent time behind the wheel of the Kia Niro EV for two days in Santa Cruz, California. It was a fully-electric, spacious SUV offering fantastic value for money. It's EPA rating has not been released, but it will be a slightly lower figure. Published on February 22nd, 2019 | CleanTechnica is the #1 cleantech-focused news & analysis website in the US & the world, focusing primarily on electric cars, solar energy, wind energy, & energy storage. The adaptive cruise control with the adaptive auto-regen means you drive the car with the steering wheel only. (Editor’s note: Well, there’s still one reason: The Kia Niro FE has a starting MSRP of $23,490, the Kia Niro LX $23,900, the Kia Niro EX $26,400, the Kia Niro S Touring $28,800, the Kia Niro Touring $32,250, and the Kia Niro EV’s price is likely to start around $37,000.
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The Niro EV should be available in the U.S. in early 2019. When I met Steve Kosowski, Kia’s Long Range Strategy & Planning Manager, it was obvious Kia is betting a lot on the Niro EV. That’s one heck of a long way.
Let's say 260 miles. The Niro EV test drive was unique to me. The Kia Niro EV will hold the title of the longest range electric car in the U.S. without a Tesla badge when it goes on sale early next year. You can have long-legged adults in the front two seats, and still tons of legroom in the back. Tags: adaptive cruise control, California, EV reviews, Garrett Ono, kia, Kia Niro, Kia Niro EV, Range anxiety, regenerative braking, santa cruz, Steve Kosowski, wireless phone charing, Nicolas Zart Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. The Kia Niro EV is a feature-packed hatchback with 239 miles of range and an eager-to-please personality. Kia e-Niro Review. Book a test drive, find your local Kia dealer or request a brochure. General, range, featured, 2019 kia niro ev, Hyundai Kona Electric Compared To Kia Niro EV: Video, Kia Niro EV Gets Range Rating Of Over 300 Miles, https://insideevs.com/news/340403/kia-niro-ev-gets-range-rating-of-over-300-miles/, Tesla Owner: What An Honest Model Y Vs Model 3 Review Should Look Like, GMC Reveals 350-Mile Hummer Electric Pickup Truck: $79,995 To $112,595, Tesla Model Y Efficiency Proves Better Than Model 3 In Winter Testing, Tesla Model S Performance Loses To Ferrari F8 Tributo In Drag Race, Chevrolet Bolt EV Reportedly Catches Fire While Parked In Driveway. Could the e-Niro be your next company car? He grew up in an international environment and his communication passion led to cover electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets in print and online. and "Yesterday's Future Now". Now in 2020, Kia is offering three versions of the car: the e-Niro 2, e-Niro 3 and the e-Niro 4+. The all-new Kia e-Niro will make its European debut at the Paris Motor Show and will go on sale in Europe at the end of 2018. Yes, of course.
Today, it has a hybrid version and, for those on the fence about going electric, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). There is also no feeling of claustrophobia in the rear seats – it’s light and airy. Both the e-Niro 3 and e-Niro 4 can cover roughly 254 miles before they need recharging. With the $7,500 — if you can use it — that could be brought down to under $30,000, but that’s still considerably more than the lower priced trims. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. It fits 5 adults, has plenty of space in the rear seats, and has a relatively big boot. Also look at the Kia Soul EV which has the same drivetrain and battery pack, but comes in a funky shape. “Niro EV is a milestone vehicle for Kia and the Industry. The Kia e-Niro’s headline 282-mile official range can be backed up by the experiences of our sister title Auto Express.
Ever since he has produced green mobility content on various CleanTech outlets since 2007 and found his home on CleanTechnica.
A decade of EV progression is leaving gas/diesel technology in the dust.
On the other hand, you can now get wicked good deals on used electric cars. Stay tuned for an interview with both Garrett and Steve, as well as a longer test drive.
It’s a shame, though, since electric vehicles can cut operational costs a great deal and save people in the long term, and it would be most beneficial to help the less wealthy get those savings. Kia has revealed the European version of the Kia Niro EV, called the e-Niro, at the 2018 Paris motor show.The Nissan Leaf rival will go on sale at the end of this year in the UK.. The Kia e-Niro – along with the Hyundai Kona Electric – was a game-changer in the UK EV market in 2019. The official price for the Niro EV will be revealed next week, but I’m told it will be similar to other EVs with its range and capacity. It is the first mainstream EV crossover with real usable range — 239-miles — in a desirable design/style with a useful package, at an affordable price.”. With careful driving, it will go even further.
Kia e-Niro range.
For comparison purposes, the Hyundai Kona Electric is rated at exactly 300 miles WLTP (though we still see it listed at 292), so the Niro EV trumps it by a single mile. If you look at the lower range 39 kWh e-Niro 2 and compare it against other large hatchbacks / SUVs below £30,000, this is how it stacks up: So, pretty good on range, but towards the more expensive end.
It’s an award-winning, EV all-rounder. Kia Niro EV Review — With 240 Miles Of Range, I Repeat: There Is No More Excuse To Not Own An Electric Car. You no longer had to pay £60,000+ to get 250 miles of range on a single charge.
The key number speaks for itself — 240 miles of range. Officially, the Niro EV is rated at 301 miles WLTP. In addition to the 64-kWh battery, a cheaper 39.2-kWh version of the Niro EV will be offered at a later date. But beyond the range, this crossover is far more fun to drive than its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. If your trip is more than 250 miles in a day, simply stop for lunch, recharge, and off you go again. The final conclusion: the Kia Niro EV is a clear winner.
Kia does a great job at presenting a compelling lineup of “alternative energy” vehicles and has no qualms putting its EVs center stage at auto shows.
The first time it happened was also with a Kia, the Soul EV. The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric will be available in the U.S. soon and offers an impressive EPA-rated 258 miles of range.
by Nicolas Zart. Consider becoming a CleanTechnica member, supporter, or ambassador — or a patron on Patreon. Excellent, dependable range on a single charge, MG ZS EV: from £25,495 with 147 miles of range, Nissan Leaf: from £26,845 with 151 miles of range, Peugeot e-2008: from £28,665 with 185 miles of range, Hyundai Kona Electric (39 kWh): from £29,900 with 162 miles of range, Kia Soul EV: from £34,295 with 252 miles of range, Hyundai Kona Electric (64 kWh): from £35,900 with 250 miles of range, Ford Mustang Mach-E: from £37,350 with 252 miles of range, 8-inch touchscreen display, radio, and DAB, 7-inch supervision cluster inc. TFT colour display, 10.25-inch touchscreen Sat Nav with European maps, Telematics system with ‘UVO Connect Services’, LED headlights with bi-function projection, 10.25-inch touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European maps, Blind spot detection (BSD) with Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA), If you would like more information about EVs in general, please see our main, For specific details about the e-Niro itself, see the main.
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