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Kia Motors Corporation, commonly known as Kia Motors or Kia, is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul.

Kia is South Korea’s second-largest automobile manufacturer to it’s parent, Hyundai Motor Company.

In Q1 2020 Tesla sold 88,400 electric vehicles, followed by Renault-Nissan with 39,355, the Volkswagen Group with 33,846, and Hyundai-Kia with 24,116 fully-electric EVs

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Looking only at BEVs, Tesla expanded its lead, increasing its market share by 6% and more than doubling the result of #2 Renault Nissan Alliance, which has also saw its share inflate by 5%, allowing it to jump from #4 to the runner-up spot, but the Volkswagen Group is getting closer, having jumped from 6th to 3rd, and earning 6% share, to 11%, equaling Tesla in market share growth.

Hyundai-Kia is also on the rise, jumping from #7 to #4, increasing its share by 3%, running ahead of last year’s Bronze Medalist BYD, that is now #5, with 6% share, down 3%.

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Hyundai Motor Group, including Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, was the fourth-largest global manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs) in the first quarter of 2020, according to research carried out by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA).

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Kia plans small electric city car to address new safety fears about travelling on public transport

The subscription model has many advantages and could become quite popular in certain markets.

Steve Fowler / AutoExpress »

Kia will take advantage of a shift away from public transport with a new, all-electric small car set to rival Citroën’s Ami. The Ami has made waves across the automotive industry, having just gone on sale in France with a list price starting from 6,000 Euros (£5,252) or a lease deal with a 2,641 Euros deposit (£2,311) and only 19.99 Euros (£17.50) per month…

More » AutoWeek (Dutch), Autoblog, The Detroit Bureau

The Kia Niro EV, the electric crossover for those who don’t need to attract attention

Kia Niro EV

The Kia Niro EV produces 201 horsepower, and 291 pound-feet of torque, and it has a US EPA-estimated driving range of 385km (239 miles). In the US, the Niro EV is still eligible for the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit (EPA).

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Pros: The Niro EV is cute, fast, and benefits from the road silence of an EV with all of the instant torque your accelerator foot could want. Its regenerative-braking paddle shifters also let the driver switch from two-pedal driving to different levels of one-pedal driving whenever they may feel like it.

Cons: It’s obvious when flooring the accelerator on the Niro EV that its instant torque is a bit too much for the front-wheel-drive crossover to handle. There are also elements of the interior that look dated and leave the car feeling like it could have benefited from a bit more time in the styling studio…

Kia CV will be an all-electric crossover that will rival the Porsche Taycan in both charging and performance

Kia CV Concept

Cristian Gnaticov / Carscoops »

The upcoming electric Kia was previewed by the Imagine Concept shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and is currently known internally as the CV.

More » The Driven, AutoExpress, Carscoops, Motor Illustrated, Autoblog, Electrek

Kia Niro EV named 2020 Car of the Year by Popular Mechanics

2020 Kia Niro EV

2020 Kia Niro EV

Kia News Release »

Kia Motors America (KMA) is pleased to announce that the Niro EV was selected “Car of the Year” by Popular Mechanics magazine.

“We picked the Niro EV for Car of the Year because it’s an electric car that would be appealing even if it weren’t electric,” says Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics automotive editor. “But it is electric, and it delivers the usual EV benefits without much in the way of EV sacrifices. It’s smooth, quick and quiet, with plenty of range and an affordable price. The Niro EV feels like a preview of the near future, when cars like this are the norm. But right now it’s the exception.”

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Kia has partnered with Electrify America to offer discounted pricing for Kia Niro EV drivers

Electrify America News Release »

Electrify America today announced an agreement with Kia Motors America to offer ‘Kia Select,’ a new charging program with optimized pricing for the Kia Niro electric vehicle (EV) model on Electrify America’s direct current (DC) fast charging network.

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Porsche Taycan takes World Performance Car and World Luxury Car titles, Kia Soul EV was named World Urban Car of the Year

Joe Lorio, Autoblog »

The organization also announced the winners of additional awards: The Porsche Taycan was recognized as World Performance Car of the Year, beating out its siblings, the 911 and the 718 Boxster Spyder/Cayman GT4. The Taycan further took top honors as World Luxury Car of the Year, besting the 911 and the Mercedes-Benz EQC in that category.

In a second win for Kia, the Kia Soul EV was named World Urban Car of the Year. The Soul beat out the Mini Cooper SE and the Volkswagen T-Cross. » […]

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