So slowly, the electric cars: The Kia e-Niro can already be ordered, reached at 6. April 2019 the dealer and costs, the premium is factored in, less than 30,000 euros. There is a after all, 4.38 meters long front-wheel drive SUV with a Luggage capacity of 451 litres, 100 kW (136 HP) and a range of 290 kilometers. Those who opt for the 150-kW version, you will not only get more power, but also a great battery with 64 instead of 39.2 kWh and a range of 455 kilometers, according to the new WLTP cycle.

Boris Schmidt

editor in the Department “technology and Motor”.

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The price goes up to around 4000 Euro. But even with the best equipment as a Spirit of the electrical Niro costs only a little more than 40,000 euros, if you subtract the environmental bonus of 4380 euros. The German offers for the new, pure electric car market, Daimler, Porsche and Audi are added to a number greater cost but the way of the Jaguar I-Pace at least EUR 80 000 and beyond.

The new Kia comes in the dress of the Niro, which is so far as a Hybrid and Plug – in vehicle, and in Europe this year, nearly 50,000 copies sold. The technology under the sheet metal dress he shares with the electric Hyundai Kona, the number is small. Kia belongs to Korea’s Hyundai group, will be built Niro and Kona in separate factories on the Peninsula. The battery-cooled liquid, sits on the floor of the car and takes up no space and is in a three quarters of an hour at a fast charging station refilling (from 20 percent to 80 percent state of charge).


The same process to take on a wall-box home just about six hours. An empty battery should be at a Wallbox in a good eight hours fit again. The Niro depends on the power supply, it can be preheated, the load times can also be programmed. The fact that this can be monitored with an App that works for Kia.

Both power levels offer stately 395 Newton-meter of torque. The 150-kW-Niro sprints in 7.8 seconds from a standstill to 100 km/h, the weaker variant takes two seconds longer. The maximum speed is just under 170 or 160 km/h. Pride Kia on the low average consumption of only 15.9 kWh on 100 kilometres. In city traffic, where an electric car enjoys the constant Recuperation benefits, according to the WLTP-City cycle even 615 km range.