The highly anticipated Kia e-Niro is set to hit Australia’s shores in early 2020, and will be a stiff competitor to the popular Hyundai Kona Electric and Nissan Leaf.
Already having sold over 200,000 of the Kia Niro variants worldwide, Aussie EV drivers are chomping at the bits to get their hands on this handy SUV. The Kia Niro EV will be equipped with a 64kW battery pack, which can providing a driving range of 485km on a single charge or 615km on an urban loop where its waste-energy capturing system is most active.
The Kia e-Niro will feed the 64kW battery via a single phase Type 2 AC 7.2kW EV charging station such as the EO Mini, capable of 40km/hour charging rate to be installed in home's and dealerships across the country. This will be supplemented by 77kW DC Charging capability via a CCS2 inlet at 370km/hour, which has become the Australian standard for DC Rapid charging.
Like the other vehicles in the Kia range, the e-Niro will also be covered by the regular seven-year warranty, with every single Kia dealership to offering servicing and begin fitting charging stations. This will help to take a lot of hassle out of EV ownership, giving Kia e-Niro owners the opportunity to visit their nearest dealership.
The Kia e-Niro EV 5 seater SUV
U.K Kia dealerships have already depleted their 2019 stock levels already, so if you are thinking of getting your hands on the wheel of a Kia e-Niro EV then we highly suggest getting in touch with your local Kia dealership.
Interior of the Kia e-Niro Electric Vehicle
We also hope to see the Kia Soul EV in our market soon, the sporty cross over hatch would compliment the e-Niro EV well, working as an ideal city car and addiing some much needed EV options to the Australian EV market.