The All Electric Kia e-Niro SUV

All Electric Kia e-Niro SUV

The All-Electric Kia e-Niro Sold Out Like Hot Cakes, But Do Not Be Disappointed, As More Of The Award Wining All-Electric SUV Will Be Delivered In 2020! 


  • Kia Motors, the Korean automotive manufacturer is fast developing a portfolio of lower emission ‘eco’ vehicles, to include battery electric vehicles (BEVs).  The company already markets the Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Niro Self Charging Hybrid, New Sportage 48-Volt Mild Hybrid, All-New Soul EV and the All-New Kia e-Niro electric SUV.
  • Kia launched the all-electric e-Niro in 2018 at the International Electric Vehicle Expo in Korea. The Kia Niro concept was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The e-Niro order book opened in the UK in January 2019.
  • The all-electric Kia e-Niro has achieved unprecedented success since its launch earlier in the year.  The BEV SUV won the prestigious ‘2019 What Car? Car of the Year’ accolade, making it the first electric car to win this award. 
  • The e-Niro also won the Carwow ‘Eco Award’ at the 2019 Car of the Year award.  Other awards won this year include the ‘Affordable Electric Car of the Year’ at the Auto Express awards and ‘Game-Changer’ at the Autocar awards. 
  • In fact, given the unprecedented levels of interest in the Kia e-Niro First Edition, the initial production sold out within a month of its launch in April 2019.  However, cars can continue to be reserved for delivery in 2020.  
All Electric Kia e-Niro SUV
All Electric Kia e-Niro SUV (credit: Kia)
  • The success of the Kia e-Niro is not surprising.  The all-electric SUV is positioned and priced at £36,495 as ‘affordable’ and relative to all-electric SUVs like the Jaguar I-PACE (£64,495) and the Audi e-tron (£71,520), the e-Niro is certainly far more ‘price accessible’ for potential buyers on a budget.  But it is not only the attractive ‘acquisition cost’ that has fuelled the e-Niro success, but also the modest running costs.  According to the car review website Parkers, the most efficient electric cars can travel three times the distance of their petrol or diesel rivals.  The Kia e-Niro was on top of the list! 
  • The EV has a winning formula: affordable pricing, long zero-emission range of 282 miles and rapid charging (the EV battery can be recharged up to 80% in less than 60 minutes).  All with a seven-year/ 100,000 miles warranty.  
  • The 64 kWh li-ion polymer battery can achieve a ‘city range’ of up to 382 miles (WLTP).  
  • The pure electric SUV is packed with technology to include, smart cruise control (SCC), smart regenerative braking, forward collision-avoidance assist (FCA), electronic parking brake, lane following assist (LFA) and wireless phone charging.   
  • This EV has been conceived for the ‘masses’ seeking to migrate to zero-emission driving without having to ‘mortgage the house’ or constantly fear ‘range anxiety’.  In fact, the automotive manufacturer’s deliberately positioning the design of the electric car as ‘regular’ is part of its aim to make it an ‘easy’ and ‘familiar’ step to electric driving. 
All Electric Kia e-Niro SUV
All Electric Kia e-Niro SUV (credit: Kia)

Battery And Range 


  • Battery capacity: 64 kWh 
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 282 miles (combined)
  • Capable of DC fast charging: 100 kW (0% to 80% in 54 minutes)

Power & Performance


  • 0-60 mph: 7.5 seconds 
  • Top speed: 104 miles 
  • Brake horsepower: 201 bhp 
  • Torque: 395 Nm

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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