2016 Kia Soul EV:  Long Term Recap & Review From Toronto, Canada

2016 Kia Soul EV: 1 Year Review – Video

Following up on a early review of a 2016 Kia Soul EV sent to us by Dax in Toronto, Canada last January, here is the follow-up, 1 year (long term) report on the 93 mile (epa rated) all-electric Kia. It is interesting to note Dax’s opinions on the car, especially considering…

3 weeks ago by Jay Cole 15

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

Wallpaper Wednesday: Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

The Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid is approaching its sales debut, further expanding the fairly extensive plug-in product line-up on the market today (anyone remember 2011?). The Kia has a 9.8 kWh battery, that gives an expected 27 miles/43 km real work range (EPA estimate). The electric motor is just 50 kW, and probably won’t…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 6

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Kia Releases Optima Plug-In Hybrid Ad – Video

Kia Motors advertises its new plug-in hybrid Optima in Europe as a simple, no compromise car without range anxiety. See full description here. The Korean manufacturer notes the seven year warranty on the car and batteries and emphasizes that its range is up to 54 km (33 miles) NEDC (27…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 3

2017 Niro

Electric Niro Plus More Plug-In Kia SUVs Coming Soon

A couple of Kia execs seems to be hinting that the automaker will soon electrify most of its lineup. Chief creative officer Peter Schreyer spoke in regards to the look of the Niro hybrid, a sport, compact SUV. According to Schreyer, the light electrification of the Niro has proven successful and…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 13

May Sales, Lead By The Nissan LEAF and Fusion Energi Look Make It Three Good Monthly Results In A Row

July 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Plug-in electric vehicle sales have set a sales record in every month so far in 2016*, but something special has been happening over the past two months – year-over-year comps have been destroyed. For July, some ~13,432 plug-ins were sold, the 4th best result for any month of EV sales in the US (all…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 43