Tony Schaefer from What Drives Us recently test drove the Kia Niro EV (e-Niro) over a week and considers the South Korean EV the most important new electric car on the market.
On one side, it's unremarkable, there is nothing really exceptional or extraordinary - he explains - you just drive it, easy, intuitive, but it's all-electric. It's a 5-seater with decent cargo space and long range.
The Niro EV turns out to be able to go further on a charge than 235 miles (378 km) (EPA), as gentle non-winter range could be 270-290 miles (434-467 km)!
Combined with rich equipment, there are really no excuses to not buy the Kia Niro EV. Well, the first 40 were already delivered in the U.S. in April and now the ball is on Kia's side, as we are wondering if the automaker has the production capacity to meet what's sure to be high demand.
The cool features noted in the review include a tire pressure indicator for each individual tire, heated and ventilated seats, sun visor that expands, useful cup holder/storage compartment, Lane Keep Assist and a rewind satellite radio feature to listen to a particular song from the beginning.
Video Description via What Drives Us on YouTube:
No More Excuses!! The Kia Niro EV is the most important new EV on the market! Seriously!!
Tony has a Kia Niro EV for a week. During that time, he is impressed with the tech, creature features, and the fact that the estimated miles per charge keeps going up! Be sure to watch to the very end.
The Niro EV is a very important car to hit the American market because it is a 5-seater, high-mileage EV with ample cargo space expected to be priced - base model - in the high 30s. After Federal rebate, it should be around $30,000 and less if you qualify for state rebates! You have no more excuses to avoid EVs. Go test drive this car!