Kia e-Niro specifications for the 64 kWh version:
- 64 kWh battery – 301 miles of WLTP range
- 0-62 mph in 7.8 seconds
- 204 hp and 395 Nm of torque
- Fast charging speed of 0-80% in 54 minutes at 100 kW
Kia e-Niro specifications for the 39.2 kWh battery version:
- 194 miles on the WLTP test scale
- 0-62 mph in 9.8 seconds
- 136 hp and 395 Nm of torque
The 2019 Kia Niro EV has a 64 kWh battery pack, and has received a WLTP electric range rating of 301 miles.
For comparison, the cousin vehicle, the Hyundai Kona Electric, was first rated at 292 miles, and that was later increased to 300 miles on the same test cycle.
The Kia Niro EV is expected to be available in early 2019.
Kia e-Niro Battery and Charging
The e-Niro has a 64 kWh battery pack with a motor that provides maximum power of 201 hp, or 150 kW.
Charging with a level 2 evse and the on-board 7.2 kW charger, the battery can be fully charged in around 10.5 hours. Using a standard household outlet, charge time on the Niro EV is around 32 hours.
Through a CCS quick charger, with a maximum charge rate of 80 kW, the e-Niro can recharge from 10% to 80% in approximately 45 minutes, and should provide about 165 miles of range.
|Battery Capacity *||67.0 kWh|
|Port Location||Front – Middle|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power||7.2 kW AC|
2019 Kia Niro EV Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1737 kg|
|Cargo Volume||451 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||1405 L|
Visual Features specific to the EV
Since the Kia Niro is also available as a gasoline powered vehicle, or as a plug-in hybrid vehicle, the e-Niro has been given some specific styling cues to set it apart from the others.
Unique front fascia with closed off grille – no need for an open grille, since there’s no internal combustion engine to cool
“Arrowhead” LED Daytime Running Lights
New lower air intake with EcoDynamics blue surround accent
Specially-designed 17-inch alloy wheels engineered to help reduce drag and improve efficiency
Reshaped rocker panels
Revised front and rear bumper fascias with blue trim accents – unique to the Niro EV
High-tech rotary shifter dial (shift-by-wire) with available customizable “mood” lighting
Large, multi-functional center console with many storage options, cup holders, storage compartments and 3 USB ports – 2 charging and one connectivity
Niro EV-only seat upholstery with blue highlights
Available special blue and black high-tech “holographic” graphic door trim