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2019 Kia Niro EV Named Car of the Year by Popular Mechanics

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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The Kia Niro EV is finally coming to the U.S., and it couldn’t have a greater reception. Earlier this year, 2019, the Kia Niro EV entered the European market under the guise of “e-Niro” and quickly became named the “Car of the Year” in Britain by consumer magazine and website What Car? The electric crossover did so well over there, that even with 10,000 units delivered, they all sold out in no time. With how hot the original Kia Niro hybrid crossover became in the U.S., we can understand why the Kia Niro EV is already named “Car of the Year” by Popular Mechanics before it even hits the streets.

One of the reasons this year’s Popular Mechanics Car Of The Year (COTY) stands out is because the writer who named the Kia Niro EV is none other than Popular Mechanics’ Ezra Dyer. This is a guy that learned to drive a stick shift when going off-road when he was ten years old and was hired by Automobile Magazine after writing a story on his first car, an IROC-Z Chevrolet Camaro – the B.A. of cars at the time. If Dyer loved the IROC-Z and still picked the Niro EV, then there must be something that attracts even the power-hungry drivers out there.

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All We Know About the 2019 Kia Niro EV

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Kkia Niro EV

A lot of great things have been happening for Kia Motors in recent years, and most currently, they debuted a lineup of outstanding vehicles. At the 2018 LA Auto Show, the 2020 Kia Soul, 2020 Kia Soul EV, and 2019 Kia Niro EV were presented, and the 2020 Kia Telluride was revealed at the 2019 NAIAS. Kia Motors even showcased some pretty cool autonomous technology at the 2019 CES. Out of all of these, the Kia Niro EV was the most elusive. As we get closer to its release (date still yet unannounced), here’s everything we know about the 2019 Kia Niro EV.

Already Named Car of the Year

Back when the Kia Stinger first debuted, the vehicle won many awards before it was even released. Following the tradition, Kia Motors has yet to talk any details about when they plan to release the 2019 Kia Niro EV to the public, but in the European market, the Kia Niro EV has already been named “Car of the Year”. This award came from consumer magazine and website What Car? and the Kia Niro EV, called the e-Niro in European markets, is the first Korean car to win the prestigious award.

Out of the 23 competitors during a competition in Britain, including vehicles powered by gasoline, diesel, and even hybrids, the fully-charged zero-emissions Kia came out on top. This is thanks to its high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, known for travelling up to 280 miles. That’s one of the powertrains currently set for the 2019 Kia Niro EV. An optional 39.2 kWh battery system that can travel 150 miles was also once discussed, but at the moment, it has little spotlight.

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Kia Motors Gets New EV Charging Station App

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Kia EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric Vehicles. When consumers hear that blend of words, they may have the fear of being stranded in the middle of nowhere because their electric motor battery died and an electric charging station is nowhere in sight. That’s not necessarily true – especially in South Florida. Downtown Miami has many electric charging stations, and more EV charging stations are popping up in Brickell, South Beach, and Wynwood. Charging an electric vehicle gets easier every year, and with helpful apps like PlugShare, anyone with a smartphone can find the closest charging station to them. Automotive brands out there are taking notice, and the Hyundai Motor Group, owner of Kia Motors, has recently finalized a partnership with EVgo to make finding charging stations easier.

EVgo and Kia Motors

EVgo is the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the United States. Operating as an app, EVgo works much like PlugShare. PlugShare can shows consumers all kinds of charging stations and filter the results, displays a Google Maps-type map to show the driver local charging stations on-the-go, as well as provide details about each. For EVgo, users would get similar features, able to get a quick look at available charges. That’s about to change with this new partnership.

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2019 Kia Niro EV Makes Debut at 2018 LA Auto Show

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Kia 2019 Niro EV

The internet has been filling with updates about the new Kia Niro and its electric vehicle (EV) counterpart since early 2018. Now that we’re heading towards the end of the year and into 2019, automakers are using the last of auto shows to make some noise for their 2019 model year vehicles and even 2020 models. Kia Motors is one automaker using the hype train to their advantage, debuting the 2020 Kia Forte GT and Kia Telluride at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show. During the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia appeared again, this time with the reveal of the 2020 Kia Soul and the Kia Soul EV. Also sharing the limelight during the auto show in LA was the all-new 2019 Kia Niro EV, finally with some solid specs.

Called the “Kia Niro EV” in the states, and the “e-Niro” overseas, the Niro EV was already up and coming with its own style and tech a part form its hybrid crossover parent, the original Niro. Many automakers tend to hold a press conference the week of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, and Kia Motors did not slouch. An entire press release covering the conference reveals a world of possibilities for electric vehicles.

Powertrain and Battery

Information on the powertrain was previously minimal, mainly known as two options – an optional 39.2 kWh battery system that can travel 150 miles or a high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack for travelling 280 miles. The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show press conference brought us a little more information. The liquid-cooled 64 kWh lithium ion polymer battery is packaged under the floor of the vehicle, and via an electric motor, the Niro EV can generate 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque.

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