Battery of 46 kWh and autonomy of 300 km
Latest model that will join the concessions by the end of 2018: the Kia Stonic electric motor. The Western crossover of the KX3 co-produced by the manufacturer and its partner Dongfeng for China, the small crossover will take over the electric traction chain inaugurated last year by the Hyundai IONIQ sedan . But if the engine block of 88 kW / 120 hp will be preserved a priori, it will not be the same for the lithium-ion battery of 28 kWh. According to our colleagues Site PushEVs who interviewed a spokesman for the South Korean firm, the battery capacity should be increased to 44-46 kWh. A surplus of onboard energy which, According to the US EPA homologation cycle close to reality, should allow this second electric SUV to travel 300 km on a single load. If the launch of the Kia Stonic is expected for the second half of 2018, its presentation in the form of a concept could come in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show .
HYUNDAI IONIQ : launched in Europe last autumn, the highly efficient Hyundai IONIQ electric sedan is expected to benefit from this new battery running from 2018. From a capacity of 28 kWh to 46 kWh, the first zero emission Series by the manufacturer could display a range of 322 km (EPA cycle).