Kia Niro Electric Spy Shots Surface

We spied the Kia Niro EV out testing in Germany alongside its close cousin, the Hyundai Kona EV. Along with the Kona EV, the Niro EV is one of the most highly anticipated electric vehicles coming in the near future. Both will show up in 2018 (likely early in the…

1 week ago by Eric Loveday 45

Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV Review

The new plug-in hybrid Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV offered in Europe, was recently tested by Autocar, but in the end, the new Kia surprisingly received just 3.5 out of 5 stars – somewhat of a irregularity for plug-ins rated by the magazine. Autocar finds the plug-in Optima refined, quiet, nicely damped and…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 12

September 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Let the good times roll! After years of build up, September marks the start of “something big” for plug-in vehicle sales in the US.  And sure, this past month also marks a full 2 years/24 months* worth of consecutive gains (an impressive accomplishment for sure), but we haven’t seen anything…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 89

Kia Niro PHEV

Kia Reveals Niro And Optima Sportwagen PHEVs, On Sale Now

Kia has expanded its offerings in UK by two new plug-in hybrids – the first is the Optima Sportswagon PHEV (in addition to the ‘standard’ Optima PHEV), and the second is the compact crossover Niro PHEV. Both cars were announced this past Spring. The Niro PHEV begins from £27,995 ($36,228 USD) on…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 18

August 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Thanks to a record setting August for plug-in sales, the US finds itself just a month away from marking a full two years worth* of monthly year-over-year gains. August was again led by the three offerings one might have expected heading into the month: the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Tesla Model S…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 173