The Kia Niro Electric Crossover has been unveiled at the 5th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. The Kia Niro Electric is due to receive its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.
The Niro EV is powered by a next-generation electric vehicle powertrain, using new production technologies earmarked for Kia EVs. Equipped with a high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, the Niro EV will be able to drive up to 280 miles on a single charge with zero emissions, or up to 150 miles on an optional 39.2 kWh battery system.
Kia and Hyundai are due to bring a number of EVs to market with driving ranges of up to 300 miles, and although no prices are yet confirmed for the UK, the expectation is that they will be relatively affordable compared to models from some other manufacturers.
The Niro EV will go on sale in Korea during the second half of 2018 and be introduced to other markets in due course.