The race for automakers to capture the electric car market keeps getting better and better with each passing month. While some manufacturers had launched electric cars in the past, the first commercially viable and physically attractive electric cars were made famous by Tesla. Founded by the iconic Elon Musk, Tesla can be said to be responsible for making electric vehicles desirable over conventional vehicles. Following Tesla’s popularity, several companies rushed to make electric vehicles, some of them startups and some of them established automotive giants. Kia Motors also joined the list of manufacturers to enter the electric car market with its Soul EV.
The Korean automaker has now unveiled details of its impressive new electric crossover called the e-Niro. Based on the hybrid crossover Niro, the e-Niro features an attractive array of features that are sure to get heads turning. It has an amazing range of 300 miles on a single charge with a smart system to suggest when to coast when to accelerate or brake to optimize the mileage. It’s a lot like its fossil fuel counterpart with optional features that include collision warning, cruise control, and driver assistance program with parking sensors, heated seats and steering wheel in addition to driving mode selection.
Kia also offers a cheaper 190-mile range version as an alternative to the 300 miles one.