Not too much is known about the Kia Niro Electric vehicle, except that it will share powertrain components with its sister car the Hyundai IONIQ.
Hyundai has been promising a 200+ mile range version of the IONIQ for 2018, so we hope that when the Niro EV hits prime time it will also have the bigger and better battery pack!
2017 Model Year Specifications
- 28 kWh lithium ion battery pack
- 124 miles EPA rated electric range, split up as 135 mile city range and 110 mile highway range
- Highest efficiency of any vehicle in North America currently, with a rating of 136 MPGe
- 4 hour charge time on a Level 2 EVSE
- 33 minutes charge time to get to 80% charged on a 50 kW CCS combo charger
- Electric motor rated at 88 kW and 295 Nm of torque
- Acceleration from 0-62 mph in 9.9 seconds
- Ioniq Electric weighs 1,880 kg. Depending on the final weight of the Niro EV, and combined with the less aerodynamic shape of the Niro, the EV range could be less than the IONIQ sedan