Concept represents the next step in the brand’s ongoing journey to electrification
- Hyundai Motor Group sweeps Reviewed.com’s Automotive category at CES
- Niro EV concept combines the stylish design of a modern compact SUV with the high efficiency of an advanced battery-electric powertrain
Today at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the striking Niro EV concept vehicle won the coveted Reviewed.com Editors’ Choice award in the automotive category. Following the review of hundreds of products at CES, the publication’s recognition highlights Kia Motors’ continued drive toward expanding its line of alternative fuel vehicles. Although only a concept, the vehicle on display at CES hints at what a future production Niro EV might one day resemble.
The Niro EV Concept is powered by a next-generation electric vehicle powertrain, using new production technologies earmarked for near-future EVs from Kia. Energy is provided by a high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, paired with a powerful 150 kW electric motor. The Niro EV Concept suggests a driving range of 238 miles (383 kilometers), with zero tailpipe emissions.
The win marks a sweep of the Automotive category for the Hyundai Motor Group as Hyundai’s Nexo Fuel Cell vehicle was also recognized by the outlet. CES 2018 marks the fourth year of a partnership between Reviewed.com and the Consumer Technology Association.