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 months 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 months 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…

5 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…

6 months ago by Jay Cole 43

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

June 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

While every month so far in 2016 has been an improvement, June was something special as the “Tesla rush” to meet Q2 estimates was far greater than the “Tesla rush” of Q2 2015 and Ford set multi-year highs for plug-in sales. In total, a new all-time record for plug-in sales…

7 months ago by Jay Cole 60