Hyundai has been making a lot of progress when it comes to their electric engines like the new Ioniq powertrain and it looks like Kia have been taking down notes as new report suggest that the upcoming Kia Niro might be powered by the same hardware that we see under the Ioniq.
According to Michael Cole, the Kia Niro EV will be powered by an electric motor that will be delivering about 118hp ad 218lb ft of torque. The system will be powered by a 28kWh battery pack.
We know that the Ioniq with the same kind of engine would be able to go from 0 to 62mph in 9.9 seconds with a top speed of 103mph and we are expecting the Kia Niro to offer the same numbers as well.
With the fast charger, the Kia Niro EV should only need 33minutes to go from 0-80% although we do not know if the fast charger feature will be included or not. It is believed that we will hear about the new Kia Niro EV in 2018.