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KIA Ray - Korea's First Production Electric Vehicle

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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.