£30,000 *Price from
39.2 kWhUseable Battery
145 mi *Real Range
270 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is not available yetKia has confirmed that the Niro EV will be available by the end of 2018. The Niro will have the same drivetrain as the Hyundai Kona Electric, so most of the specifications should be similar. Just like the Kona, the Niro will be available with either a 40 kWh or 64 kWh battery. Other details haven't been confirmed, all specs with * are estimates. Please note: most images are of the concept version.
Price from * £30,000
|Available from *||December 2018|
Lease (BCH) from * £350 pcm
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
Real Range Estimation between 100 - 215 mi
|City - Cold Weather *||140 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather *||100 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather *||120 mi|
|City - Mild Weather *||215 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather *||130 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather *||165 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph *||9.5 sec|
|Top Speed *||104 mph|
|Electric Range *||145 mi|
|Total Power||99 kW (133 hp)|
|Total Torque *||291 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||42.0 kWh|
|Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Charge Port *||Type 2|
|Charge Power *||7.2 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->145 mi) *||5h30m|
|Charge Speed *||27 mph|
|Battery Useable||39.2 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Fastcharge Port *||CCS|
|Fastcharge Power *||50 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (15->116 mi) *||50 min|
|Fastcharge Speed *||120 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||145 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||270 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||150 mpg|
|Range *||186 mi|
|Rated Consumption *||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption *||210 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent *||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||192 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Real Energy Consumption Estimation between 180 - 390 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather *||280 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather *||390 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather *||325 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather *||180 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather *||300 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather *||235 Wh/mi|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty *||1575 kg|
|Cargo Volume||451 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from *||£34,445|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£4,478|
|BIK @ 20% *||£75 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£149 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£168 pcm|
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Kia Niro EV Mid-Range. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
NOTE: Kia has not released details about the on-board charger of the Niro. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||17h15m||9 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||10h45m||14 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x31A||7.2 kW †||5h30m||27 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||10h45m||14 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x31A||7.2 kW †||5h30m||27 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Kia Niro EV Mid-Range.
Kia has not released details about rapid charging the Niro. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.
- Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
- Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||35 kW †||50 min||120 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||50 kW †||35 kW †||50 min||120 mph|
|CCS (150 kW DC)||50 kW †||35 kW †||50 min||120 mph|
† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle
All about the Kia Niro EV Mid-Range
The Kia Niro EV Mid-Range has an estimated Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £30,000 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £34,500. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Kia Niro EV Mid-Range is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Kia Niro EV Mid-Range is £30,000.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Kia Niro EV Mid-Range is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Kia Niro EV Mid-Range is 99 kW (133 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 291 lb-ft. The Kia Niro EV Mid-Range is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 9.5 seconds. The estimated top speed is 104 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Kia Niro EV Mid-Range has an estimated total capacity of 42 kWh. The usable capacity is 39.2 kWh. An estimated range of about 145 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 100 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 215 mi.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 7.2 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 5 hours 30 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 17 hours 15 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 50 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 35 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 50 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 100 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Kia Niro EV Mid-Range is about 270 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 150 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 390 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 180 Wh per mile.
The Kia Niro EV Mid-Range emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.