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EVgo Introduces Autocharge+

EVgo Autocharge+ communicates between the registered vehicle and charger to enable plug-and-play charging without the need to sign in or pay with a card. EVgo said that the following models are currently eligible:

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2023 World Electric Vehicle of the Year finalists have been revealed

It’s award season and the finalists for the 2023 World Electric Vehicle of the Year award have been announced. They are »

What’s more, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and the Nissan Ariya, both EVs, are also finalists for the overall 2023 World Car of the Year award. Interestingly the Nissan Ariya didn’t make the final cut for the EV of the Year 🤔. The Kia Niro is a contender for the overall award. The Kia Niro is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a full-time EV.

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Autocar names it’s top 10 family EVs for 2021

These are the best EVs that effortlessly will fit into everyday life and carry the family and its paraphernalia.

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This is a list of our top 10 electric cars for families at the more affordable end of the market, compiled considering factors such as range, usability, driving dynamics and value for money. Some EVs are still subject to relatively high prices compared with combustion-engined cars, but their premiums can be offset against lower running costs.

  1. Hyundai Ioniq 5
  2. Skoda Enyaq iV
  3. Kia EV6
  4. Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV
  5. Volkswagen ID.4
  6. Tesla Model 3
  7. Kia e-Niro
  8. Nissan Leaf
  9. MG 5 SW EV
  10. Cupra Born

Motor Trend has a look at the 2023 Kia Niro » Bye Bye, Boring

2023 Kia Niro EV

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Arriving for 2023, the second-generation Kia Niro should have more mental stickiness. Modeled after the 2019 “HabaNiro” concept—Get it? Like the pepper but mixed with “Niro?” Such fun!—the new Niro has a similar overall shape to its predecessor, but the details between the bumpers are toughened up with blockier forms and edgier flourishes.

Don’t just call the Niro interesting-looking “for a hybrid.” This is a genuinely compelling small crossover, with angular new headlights, a broad hood, and chunky sculpting around its wheel wells and lower body. There are clear parallels to the HabaNiro concept in the contrast-color panel slicing up each side of the body behind each rear door, and Kia also mined that show car for those V-shaped LED headlight accents and the vertical taillights that frame the rear hatch.

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Kia introduces the second-generation Niro compact SUV with full-electric and hybrid powertrains

Kia Niro EV

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The new, second-generation Kia Niro is official, introducing a bold new design inside and out for one of Europe’s most popular crossovers.

Ahead of a market launch next year – just six years after the arrival of the current car – the new Niro has been shown for the first time at the Seoul motor show, revealing how the Nissan Juke rival has been brought into line with Kia’s evolved design language.

Kia has confirmed that the new arrival, like the current car, will be offered with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure-electric powertrains, although the Mk2 e-Niro will remain separate from the firm’s line of ‘EV’-badged bespoke electric cars and will not use the E-GMP platform reserved for those models. An evolution of the current e-Niro’s single-motor, front-wheel-drive powertrain is expected, although the shorter-range car could be discontinued in light of higher demand for the 282-mile 64kWh battery option.

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Kia tops UK EV sales for October 2021

Kia EV6

Kia UK has recorded its best-ever October sales, according to new registrations data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Kia registered 7,436 vehicles in October 2021, representing a year-on-year increase of 22.1 percent over October 2020. 22.8 percent of these sales (1,699 units) were fully electric, boosted thanks to the first customer deliveries of the Kia EV6 (349 units). With sales of the e-Niro, Soul EV and EV6 combined, Kia topped the United Kingdom’s monthly EV sales charts in October.

So far this year, Kia has sold 81,532 units in the UK, with battery electric vehicles (BEV) accounting for 14.4 percent of the brand’s total sales this year (11,762 units). Kia UK’s year-to-date sales are 28.9 percent higher than the same period in 2020, and only 5.6 percent off the same period in 2019, the brand’s best-selling year on record.

The Kia Niro family (including Self-Charging Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and e-Niro models) was the brand’s best-selling model in the UK in October, with 2,479 units sold in total.

Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia UK Limited, said »

October has been another strong month for Kia sales volumes, particularly for our growing line-up of battery EVs. With a strong bank of more than 1,600 pre-orders, we were particularly excited to deliver our first EV6 orders to UK customers in October – a milestone which enabled our dealers to boost our EV sales to new heights.

Kia tops UK EV sales in October

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Kia tops the sales list for electric cars in October, as the first deliveries of the new Kia EV6 add to Kia’s other BEV sales.

The Kia EV6 looks to be a very appealing start to Kia’s move in to delivering EVs based on a proper EV platform, and October saw the start of deliveries in the UK.

Kia managed to deliver 369 EV6s, from an order bank of some 1,600, in October which, added to sales of other BEVs in the Kia range, saw Kia head up the BEV sales chart in the UK.

Add together those EV6 deliveries with deliveries of the e-Niro and Soul EV and Kia managed to deliver 1,699 EVs – some 22.8 per cent of its total sale – in October.

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