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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.

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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…

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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

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