Kia Motors presented Korea's first electric vehicle, with the dispatch of the new Kia Ray EV - a zero-emanations city auto with exuberant execution and a scope of up to 139 km (86 miles) on a solitary charge.
For supply solely to the local Korean showcase, the Kia Ray EV is a nearby relative of Kia's 1.0-liter gas fueled Ray CUV. It shares that demonstrate's real measurements and, in a worldwide first for an EV maker, can impart a generation line to traditional ignition motor autos.
Although the Kia Ray EV weighs 187 kg more than the gasoline model, the electric motor's generous torque - 167 Nm (an increase of 77%) - ensures responsive performance. The EV's acceleration is brisker than the gasoline models (0-to-100 kph in 15.9 seconds), while top speed is 130 kph (81 mph). Recharging times are six hours using a 220V household supply and just 25 minutes in fast-charge mode.
During 2012, Kia is planning to manufacture 2,500 units of the Kia Ray EV, which will be provided to government departments and public offices as part of Kia's long-term real-world research and development program to provide environmentally friendly transport to Kia customers around the world during the next decade.
- Length: 3593 mm
- Width: 1595 mm
- Height: 1700 mm
- Wheelbase: 2520 mm
- Kerb weight: 1185 kg
- Type: Electric motor
- Max power: 68 PS (50 kW)
- Max torque: 167 Nm (17.0 g/km)
- Power: 330V Lithium ion polymer
- Capacity : 16.4 kWh
- Charge time: 6.0 hrs (slow) / 25 minutes (fast)
- 0-100 km/h (62 mph): 15.9 s
- Top speed: 130 km/h (81 mph)
- Max range: 139 km (86 miles)
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