Kia Corporation, commonly known as Kia, is a South Korean multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. It is South Korea’s second largest automobile manufacturer after Hyundai Motor Company. Parent company is the Hyundai Motor Group. (Source » Wikipedia)
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As mainstream customers enter the electric vehicle market, they are focusing on the same things that have mattered them in the past — styling, quality, reliability, safety, technology — according to the latest annual study of EV owners by J.D. Power.
The battery-powered version of GM’s Equinox crossover, for example, will start around $30,000 when it arrives this fall, the carmaker has said. That is $3,400 more than the least expensive gasoline-fueled Equinox. But factoring in government incentives, the electric Equinox should be cheaper. Like all electric vehicles, the car will need less maintenance, and the electricity to power it will cost less than the gasoline used by its combustion engine equivalent.
The article also makes the point that the EV will require less maintenance, and “the electricity to power it will cost less than the gasoline used by its combustion engine equivalent.”
Hyundai Motor Group, which owns both the Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia auto brands, made a significant investment in the US, purchasing a building in the in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan to house offices and a showroom.
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