The Niro EV electric motor can churn out 150 kW or 204 hp and a maximum torque of 255 Nm.
In terms of power, the Kia Niro EV is quite equivalent to the 64 kWh version of the Hyundai Kona Electric or Volkswagen ID.3.
Do you have to feel inferior to make Kona Electric? The answer is not necessarily because the Niro EV motor loses 140 Nm of torque from the 64 kWh version of the Kona Electric motor.
The Kia Niro EV electric motor delivers electricity from a Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 64.8 kWh, slightly larger than the Kona Electric.
Unfortunately, Kia claims the Niro EV has a mileage of only 463 kilometers even though it has a fairly large battery.
For information, the Hyundai Kona Electric 64 kWh battery has a claimed mileage of 484 kilometers according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedures (WLTP).
This charging claim is faster than the Kona Electric’s estimated 100 kW 64 kWh fast charge which is claimed in 47 minutes.
Oh yes, Kia Sweden did not forget to reveal the price of the Kia Niro EV, which starts at 495,900 krona.