KIA Ray – Korea’s First Production Electric Vehicle

By - December 22nd, 2011

KIA Ray   Koreas First Production Electric Vehicle

KIA would like to introduce you to the Ray EV, their new front-wheel-drive long range vehicle. Limited initially to only 2,500 units, the new KIA Ray is powered by a 50kW electric motor that is paired with a high-capacity 16.4 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack, which is safely concealed under the rear seat. Capable of pumping out 67-hp and an impressive 123 lb-ft of torque (which is actually more than its gas-guzzling version) with zero emissions, the Ray can be charged in either a standard 6-hour setting or a 25-minute fast-charge mode using a regular household plug. The interior, which can easily fit four, is fitted with a first-ever EV-specific navigation system that is pre-programmed to help drivers find charging stations located throughout Korea.

Click past the jump to see more detailed photos of the KIA Ray EV.

KIA Ray   Koreas First Production Electric Vehicle

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