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Kia Motors’ All-Electric Concept Car and Future Mobility Plans Debut at CES 2018

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Kia Niro EV Concept Car debuts at CES 2018
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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018), currently underway in Las Vegas, is host to Kia Motors latest eco-friendly reveal — a 100% electric concept car as well as its high-tech plans for the future.

The all-electric compact SUV, the Niro EV Concept, boasts a 238 mile range, signature Kia design elements, a “highly efficient battery-electric powertrain,” a “never-seen-before human-interface (HMI), an advanced new ‘motion graphic’ lighting system,” and Active Pedestrian Warning System (APWS), reports Kia.

“Virtual reality, self-driving cars, and full vehicle connectivity were all once considered technologies of the distant future. As they rapidly become a reality, Kia is exploring how to adapt these new technologies for its customers. At CES we will share our strategy and vision for future mobility, and exhibit a range of advanced technologies that our customers can look forward to,” said Dr. Woong-cheol Yang, Vice Chairman and Head of Hyundai-Kia R&D Center.

Along with the concept car reveal, Kia Motors also presented its “Boundless for all” vision, which paints a future with infinite transportation and mobility opportunities.

“This is Kia’s manifesto for its role as a mass mobility provider in the future. Consumers are bound today by the idea that a car is ‘just a vehicle’, but Kia is committed to providing a broader solution to mobility. ‘Boundless for all’ represents a future in which a vehicle can be so much more than the sum of its parts,” said Yang.

By 2025, Kia Motors will feature a lineup of 16 new EVs; in 2020 a fuel-cell EV will be available.