Previous information about the Nero crossover electric variant seemed promising. The new e-Niro (or Niro EV overseas) is finally on the European market and Kia publishes more detailed details about the possibilities of its electric car in European homologation. This is the reason given for the latest WLTP test methodology.
To remember that e-Niro is offered in a few specifications. The more powerful variant is the 150 kW (204 hp) and the torque of 395 Nm with which the e-Niro accelerates to 100 km / h in just 7.8 seconds. This version uses a 64 kWh battery, which according to the WLTP methodology will deliver up to 485 kilometers per load.
Kia then states that in the case of the urban test cycle, e-Niro has a range of up to 615 km. With a 100 watt fast charger, you can charge the battery with a capacity of 64 kWh at 80% in 54 minutes.
The weaker version of e-Niro will then use an electric motor of 100 kW (136 hp) and the same torque of 395 Nm. This accelerates the car to 100 km / h in 9.8 seconds. The capacity of the battery module is also lower with 39.2 kWh. After a full load you have a range of 312 kilometers. More information, for example about the speed of charging in the weaker version, but Kia has not done so yet.
Electric Niro also offers a number of technologies to increase battery efficiency and increase the driving range of the vehicle. There will be no power regeneration system, CGC and Predictive Energy Management (PEC). CGC and PEC systems are linked to the navigation system when the car takes into account the approaching bends or wrinkles in the field, assuming the vehicle is idling and charging the battery.
Finally, Kia can not add that the e-Niro is normally covered by a seven-year warranty (limited to 150,000 km), including battery and electrical life. We still have to wait for Czech prizes. Initially, the European version of the electric car awaits a lively premiere at the Paris Motor Show. Sales are expected to start at the end of this year.