2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Debuts In Chicago (w/video)

Kia unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show its new PHEV – 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, which is the sister model to the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid (already available on the market). Additionally, the Korean manufacturer brought to Chicago two all-new conventional hybrids: the 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 15

Tesla Model S

Canada Plug-In Electric Car Sales January 2016

It’s time once again to take a look at plug-in electric vehicle sales in Canada. Less and less automakers report plug-in electric car sales in Canada now, so the list of vehicles below has dwindled down significantly to just a few of the major models. The Chevrolet Volt, after selling…

6 days ago by Eric Loveday 11

Kia joins the Go Ultra Low campaign

Kia Joins Go Ultra Low Campaign In UK

Kia joined the Go Ultra Low campaign, which is one of the main plug-in car promotion machines in UK, which was launched by carmakers operating in the country a few years ago. Go Ultra Low attracts major manufacturers for joint projects, and thus Kia would like to now take part…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 7

Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

January 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

While 2015 overall was a bit of disappointment when it came to plug-in sales in the United States, it was not surprising. We had expressed heading into 2015 that extraordinary market forces would be working to hold sales at bay for most of the calendar year…that is, until the tides changed in…

2 weeks ago by Jay Cole 38

Kia Soul EV

2017 Kia Soul EV Expected To Get Range Boost

Like other 2017 models, including the BMW i3, the refreshed 2017 Kia Soul EV is expected to benefit from advancements in electronic technology. No specifics have been disclosed, but Autocar suggests that range for the 2017 Soul EV could jump beyond its current 93-mile EPA (132 mile NEDC) rating for the…

3 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 50

Kia Soul EV Autonomous Vehicle Group

Kia Launches Drive Wise Autonomous Car Sub-Brand

Kia announced at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas, its launch of the new Drive Wise sub-brand for autonomous driving technologies. As we already know, Kia set a goal of partially-autonomous driving by 2020, and fully-autonomous by 2030. According to Henry Bzeih (Chief Technology Strategist at KIA North America), the main force…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 2

Kia Soul EV

2016 Kia Soul EV Long-Term Review – Video

Here is a review of the 2016 Kia Soul EV after first three months of driving and nearly 7,800 km (over 4,800 miles). The maker of the video is pretty happy with the new car and recommends it as a solid car with great quality. One of the small drawbacks…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 13

Kia Autonomous Driving Soul EV

Kia To Test Autonomous Soul EV In Nevada

A lot is going on in Nevada these days.  Tesla, Faraday…now you can add Hyundai/Kia. The state recently granted Kia permission to test autonomous driving technologies on public roads. Kia announced earlier a road map to partially-autonomous cars by 2020 and fully-autonomous by 2030. The all-electric Soul EV is used as…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 9