Electric Vehicles in America Today — And Tomorrow

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2022 Kia Niro EV
Base MSRP: $39,990
Range: 239 miles
MPGe (city / hwy / combined): 123 / 102 / 112
Kia added the full-juice Niro EV as a 2019 model. The 2021 Niro EV is powered by a 150 kW electric motor that produces 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque delivered to the front wheels. Electricity for the Niro EV gets stored in a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. A standard DC fast charger can recharge approximately 100 miles of range in 30 minutes and 80 percent total battery capacity in 75 minutes. Full recharge at a 7.2 kWh Level 2 charger will take approximately 9.5 hours. Since electric cars run silently, Kia gives the Niro EV a cool artificial sound described as a “techy whirring noise,” which alerts pedestrians about the car’s presence.

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