Do you want a little more space than the Kona Electric offers? Are you willing to give up 20 miles of range to get more room? That’s the proposition posed by the 239-mile Kia Niro EV. The Niro model already comes as a plug-in hybrid and conventional (no-plug) hybrid. In 2019, there will be an EV added to the mix. The attractive, aerodynamic, and high-riding profile of the Niro is a great platform for the Hyundai-Kia electric powertrain and its sizable 64-kWh battery pack. The electric Niro’s looks are the same as its sibling models except for a closed grille, arrowhead-shaped LED running lamps, and a blue-lit lower intake.
The Niro EV, which is expected to be priced at around $38,000 before incentives, will go on sale in California and a few select states as soon as February 2019.
BATTERY: 64 kWh
RANGE: 239 miles
BASE PRICE: TBD (Approx. $38,000)