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Electrify America offers DC fast charging plan for Kia Niro EV drivers

Electrify America and Kia Motors America have teamed up to offer a new charging program with special pricing for drivers of the Kia Niro EV. The Kia Select program offers a flat rate of 35 cents per minute of charging, with no session or subscription fees. To participate, drivers can simply download the Electrify America… Read more »

Hyundai and Kia invest in UK EV startup Arrival, will develop EVs together

Hyundai and Kia plan to invest €100 million ($111 million) in UK-based Arrival, and to work with the EV startup to develop new vehicles. Arrival has sold its electric delivery trucks, which are native EVs – not conversions of ICE vehicles – to the Royal Mail and UPS. “Arrival, Hyundai, and Kia will use Arrival’s… Read more »

Kia and Hyundai invest in IONITY, plan to bump up EV systems to 800 volts

Kia and Hyundai have announced investments in IONITY, the European charging network established by BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW. Hyundai Motor Group, which includes both Kia and Hyundai, will obtain equal shares in IONITY as those of founding partners. Starting in 2021, Kia and Hyundai will equip EVs with 800-volt charging systems to accommodate IONITY’s… Read more »

2019 Kia Niro EV: An impressive electric compact suggests good things from future Kia EVs

Kia may be the auto brand with the biggest disconnect between perception and reality in the US today. It makes stylish, modern vehicles – passenger cars plus a growing range of crossover utilities – packed with advanced features. It’s a legitimate competitor to Toyota, Honda, and others. But ask the average buyer if he or… Read more »

Kia teams with Amazon to sell chargers and installation services

Kia has partnered with Amazon to provide EV and PHEV customers a one-stop shop for home chargers and installation services. On its website, Amazon will highlight Level 2 chargers selected by Kia and provide pricing for electrical services. Customers will be able to schedule installations directly via Amazon. Kia Executive Director Orth Hedrick said, “Being… Read more »

Kia and Hyundai to add solar roof panels to electric, hybrid and ICE vehicles

Kia and Hyundai plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected vehicles, including legacy ICE vehicles. Yes, you read that correctly. Solar panels will be incorporated into the roofs or hoods of vehicles, and Hyundai Motor Group claims this will increase fuel efficiency and/or range. The first generation of this technology, which is to… Read more »

Kia introduces Niro PHEV at LA show

Kia’s 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid, which is expected to be in showrooms by the end of the year, was on display at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. The crossover is Kia’s third plug-in model, joining the Optima PHEV and the Soul EV. The Niro PHEV pairs an all-aluminum 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) four-cylinder… Read more »