Lots of EVs on the way.
Kia on Tuesday appear added advice about what it calls “Plan S.” That’s Kia allege for its roadmap to a abundantly electric future. While we already knew a absolute of 11 electric cars are in the works, we now apperceive seven of them are meant for the US. The Korean automaker teased the seven approaching EVs in a basal architecture sketch, above, but the average agent is the focal point.
This vehicle, codenamed “CV,” will barrage abutting year and mark Kia’s aboriginal committed electric car. So far, the cast has outfitted cartage advised with an centralized agitation agent with batteries and electric motors. The Niro EV and Soul EV (we accept it on acceptable ascendancy the closing isn’t meant for the US any longer) aren’t committed electric cars. A agent advised from the alpha as an EV can assassinate its mission far better, best of the time. That’s not to say the Niro EV and Soul EV are poor cars, but the CV should amalgamation all of the zero-emissions powertrain accessory far better. Indeed, Kia mentioned its Electric Global Modular Platform will accommodate “best-in-class autogenous spaciousness” for the accessible EVs in their corresponding segments.
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We can’t absolutely acquaint what anatomy the CV will take, back we alone see the advanced view. It could be a auto anticipation by this angle, but the greenhouse looks like it’s on the taller side. Perhaps it’s a hatchback. We aloof don’t apperceive yet. If we’re demography a attempt in the dark, the agent to the CV’s larboard is the abutting Niro EV. The car to its appropriate appears sportier with a actively abbreviate advanced overhang. The cast said it affairs to advance these electric cars beyond “several” segments, so hopefully we don’t end up with a agglomeration of crossovers and SUVs.
The cars appear from a $25 billion advance Kia fabricated into EVs beforehand this year, but don’t apprehend them to all appearance up at once. The electric cars will gradually cycle out through 2027.
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