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Only one trim available : the SX version fully loaded... but now, the price ??



It will have the same "powertrain" of the 2020 Soul EV.. 64 kWh lithium polymer battery


Bjorn Nyland was able to make a 500km / 310 mile trip on a single charge in Seoul.
 

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Not sure how repeatable that kind of mileage is going to be, but its impressive nonetheless. I'm guessing that it will probably be priced just north of $30k.
 

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Was it that Bjorn started at the top of a really big mountain and drove the car down it?? What really bugs me about the MPG listed for any car is that they don't really list the assumptions or conditions that they got that so-called average. I don't see how many people are inside the car. (are they a family of 4? fat or skinny). They don't list the ambient temp that the test is performed or the temp that the car was before the test started.

Lets face it, I don't care what car you are driving, if you left it outside for the night in winter in ThunderBay where its -40 outside, and then started it up in the morning, you are going to get far worse MPG than if you did the exact same thing down in southern California. I know we all like to go on about how great the MPG is for one car over another, but it turns out to be irrelevant unless you actually test that vehicle in your area doing the type of driving that you do in your particular weather patterns.
 

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What really bugs me about the MPG listed for any car is that they don't really list the assumptions or conditions that they got that so-called average. I don't see how many people are inside the car. (are they a family of 4? fat or skinny). They don't list the ambient temp that the test is performed or the temp that the car was before the test started
Here’s the EPA rules for the mpg testing:
https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/fe_test_schedules.shtml
 

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Was it that Bjorn started at the top of a really big mountain and drove the car down it??

The guy drove at ~ 90km/h, no wind and a nearly flat road in Seoul...





but hey, who drives 90km/h in Canada.! hahaha.. >:)



Lets face it, I don't care what car you are driving, if you left it outside for the night in winter in ThunderBay where its -40 outside, and then started it up in the morning, you are going to get far worse MPG than if you did the exact same thing down in southern California. I know we all like to go on about how great the MPG is for one car over another, but it turns out to be irrelevant unless you actually test that vehicle in your area doing the type of driving that you do in your particular weather patterns.


in my book, no one can get all the SAME promissed MPG all over the world! for that i follow you.!
 

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but hey, who drives 90km/h in Canada.! hahaha.. >:)

...and lived to tell about it. I was given the finger for driving at 110 in the slow lane on the 401 in the fall. I would imagine that had I been going at 90, I would have been either rear ended or shot (a Toronto thing).
 

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...and lived to tell about it. I was given the finger for driving at 110 in the slow lane on the 401 in the fall. I would imagine that had I been going at 90, I would have been either rear ended or shot (a Toronto thing).

Tell me about it.!!! was driving from the airport YYZ to Hamilton, and was going 130km/h on the right lane.. got almost killed by another one.! as not going faster :laugh:
 

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Based on the announced price in other countries, I expect the loaded version to be at least $40k. Given the Niro’s limitations and Kia’s poor resale value, I think a Tesla M3 makes a lot more sense even with $3750 less in US Fed tax credit...but only if you want a pure BEV. Having had several BEV’s, I would never consider taking one on a long trip. The charge time/location hassle, the cost per mile for public charging (Tesla is not free any more unless you buy a CPO used one) and current price of gas makes the hybrid or the PHEV a better buy, IMHO.

Tesla M3, supercharger rate is 26 cents/kWh here in FL. That gets me 4 miles, optimistically. A bit over 6 cents per mile. Niro is more like 4 cents/mile. Charge Tesla at home, Tesla is very slightly less than Niro, but still more than Niro PHEV. And, Tesla is the most efficient BEV’s available nationwide.
 

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Hyundai Kona Electric U.S. Price Announced.

Hi!

So, the price on the Kona Electric has been announced for the U.S. $36,620. Considering that the Kia Niro EV is similar in some ways, but much bigger, I expect it to be closer to the $40K mark, but hoping for $38K. :)

My present car is a Ford Focus Electric (lease expires Apr. 2019). I am 6' 2", and when I am driving there is almost no room for anyone older than about 5 years to sit behind the driver. That is also with the legs squeezed in. The other seats are okay. At the L.A. Auto Show, I was able to sit in the Niro EV and the Kona EV. If adjust the driver's seat to a comfortable level for me, I could barely get into the back seat in the Kona. But, in the Niro, I could sit back there comfortably. I have 3 sons who will be 6 footers soon, so this is definitely a factor.

If one watches the Niro EV launch at the L.A. Auto Show, the presenter (don't remember name or title) said that after rebates, the Niro EV should be around $30K.

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I too am 6'2" and the space inside the Niro is acually larger than the room I had in my Ford Edge that is a larger and much heavier vehile. My daughter can fit behind me without an issue. Now, I doubt that you can get a 6'2" person to sit comfortably behind me as I do have the seat most of the way back. Yes this is a very comfortable car.
 
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