Friday, November 29, 2013

Kia Ray EV First Drive

- Kia Ray EV marks beginning of new era in Korean motoring
- EV assembled on same production lines as regular models
- Range up to 139 km (86 miles) with fast-charging in 25 minutes
- Unique EV navigation system locates closest recharging stations

The Ray EV’s automatic transmission offers the driver a choice of two modes while in ‘D’ drive. ‘E’ (or ‘eco’) mode optimizes the delivery of the motor’s torque to achieve minimum battery consumption and maximum driving range. ‘B’ (or ‘brake’) mode can be selected when driving downhill on highways and on mountain roads to maximize braking power.
Although Kia has no plans to bring its first production electric vehicle, the Ray EV, to Europe, this cute battery-powered city car is leaving an interesting legacy.
Segment: City car
Type: Battery-electric vehicle
Price: £26,470
Electric range: 86 miles
CO2 emissions (tailpipe): 0g/km