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Kia Ray EV: first electric car South Korea

In 2010, Kia chose the Auto Show Chicago unveil its pretty "Ray Concept" sedan powered by a rechargeable hybrid engine. A technological showcase that toured major auto shows around the world, including Montreal.

Today, the South Korean manufacturer present on the net a small city has fully electric powertrain, CALLED Ray EV, which has nothing to do with the concept in 2010.

The reality is quite different

Here, a premium sedan one passes a small economic car with both the name Ray.

Ray Concept and Ray EV.

The next year, Kia will produce 2,500 units of its small electric car.

It will not be offered to the general public, but rather to the various government agencies.

Electric motor

Its electric motor develops a power of 50 kW (68 hp). It feeds through lithium-ion polymer coming add 16.4 kWh.

The automatic transmission that comes with gives you a choice of three positions:

-    D (Normal)

-    E (Eco)

-    B (engine brake)

To warn pedestrians of its presence, it has granted him a so-called artificial sonority very close to that of an atmospheric engine.

Performance rating

The maximum possible speed is 130 km / h for a range of 139 km.

A full recharge of the batteries via a household outlet takes six hours or just 25 minutes with the help of a fast charging system.

According to the data of the manufacturer, the batteries may have a lifetime of 10 years.

Optionally, the Kia Ray EV small will be offered to the general public in South Korea and subsequently around the world, or almost ...

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