After launching the Hybrid version of the Niro Crossover, Kia Motors has launched the fully electric Niro in the US. The Niro is an entry-level electric vehicle with a decent range of 239 miles and is well suited for long-distance travels. It is powered by the same motor and battery pack that powers the Hyundai Kona SUV. It has been launched in 2 variants with a starting price of $38,500. Let’s look at some of the impressive features that the Niro boasts.
The Niro Electric crossover utilises 201-hp electric motor and 64kWh battery. Overall the vehicle looks smart and sturdy. Its electric battery pack supports DC fast-charging and is capable of charging from 0-80 per cent using 100 kW supply in an hour which is quite impressive considering the battery capacity. The Kia Niro is currently available in only 12 states.
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Specification / Variant
Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
201 hp / 3,800-8,000 rpm (150 kW / 3,800-8,000 rpm)
291 lb.-ft. / 0-3,600 rpm (395 N*m / 0-3,600 rpm)
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery (LIPO)
Battery Energy (kWh)
Battery Weight (lbs.)
Gear Reduction Unit
Final Gear Ratio (Constant)
Max. Speed (mph)
0 – 62.1 mph (sec)
On-board charger (OBC)
Level 1, AC charge with in Cable Control Box (ICCB)
59 hours (120V)
Level 2, AC charge with Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
9 Hours 35 Min (7.2 kW)
DC fast charge with Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) to 80% charge
1 Hour 15 Min (50 kW)
1 Hour (100 kW)
Height, with roof rails (in.)
Min. ground clearance (in.)
MacPherson type suspension
Type / Power source
Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
Turning circle, curb-to-curb
Ventilated Disc / Solid Disc
Size (in.) front/rear
12.0 in. / 11.8 in.
Motor polarity reversal
Parking brake type
Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
Wheel size (in.)
7.0J x 17 Alloy
Tire Mobility Kit (TMK)
Curb Weight, min (lbs.)
All-Electric Range (miles)
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