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Pricing for the all-electric version of the Kia Soul has been revealed. The Soul EV will be offered initially in California in two trims, Base and + (Plus), with MSRPs of $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base and $35,700 for the Plus (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500). Kia […]

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The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will focus on the affordable 48 volts “intelligent electrification” of next generation hybrid vehicles at the 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC). ALABC said this new class of hybrid aims to keep the cost down and the voltage below the critical 60 volt safety threshold. Organized by the International […]

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The Kia Soul EV has earned an important certification for its whole-life environmental credentials. TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection organization, has certified the new Kia Soul EV according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. Kia explained the LCA examines the environmental impact of both the car and the overall manufacturing process […]

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Kia has started volume production of its Soul EV for export sales. The zero-emissions Soul EV is Kia’s first electric vehicle to be marketed by the company outside Korea. Kia said the first vehicles off the production line are destined for select European countries and are scheduled to go on sale across Europe during the […]

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Kia Motors announced that the brand’s global vehicle production was greener and more sustainable in 2013 than at any point in the brand’s history, despite growing sales and production levels around the world. The Korean automaker stated year-on-year global sales grew by 1.4 percent in 2013 to 2,746,643 units, yet an ongoing focus on improving […]

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The Kia Provo hybrid concept car is shown for the first time in North America at the Canadian International Auto show (CIAS) opening today. Kia’s Provo concept, debuted at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva. Kia said it mixes ultra-modern technology with a self-confident and agile look to deliver an exciting new B-segment […]

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Kia’s Niro hybrid urban lifestyle concept vehicle unveiled last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show made its U.S. debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Kia explained the Niro hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the city environment with style and fun-to-drive attitude. The rally raid-like Niro also expands on […]

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The 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid was revealed Thursday in Chicago. Unveiled as one of three eco-friendly Kia vehicles introduced at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan debuted with its own exclusive enhancements, including front and rear fascia updates designed to increase aerodynamic efficiency, new wheel designs, and unique grille and lighting elements. […]

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Kia’s new Soul EV has achieved UL Environment validation for bio-based organic carbon content for 10 percent of its interior materials. This news comes a few days before the Soul EV is to have its world premiere at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show later this week. Kia explained various bio-based materials have been applied to […]

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Kia’s CES display highlights the enhanced capabilities of Kia’s UVO EV smartphone app with telematics functionality specifically designed for electric vehicles. This is in anticipation of the launch later this year of Kia’s first all-electric vehicle in the U.S. market. Kia Motors America (KMA) said it brought to the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) its […]

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