The 2020 Kia Niro EV is a thoroughly electric powered car or truck that offers a array of additional than 200 miles for every cost in a simple deal that’s in any other case practically equivalent to that of the Kia Niro hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid. 

All round, we fee the 2020 Niro at 6.6 out of 10. (Go through additional about how we fee cars and trucks.)

Like those people other Niro versions, the Niro EV’s styling is not daring or rugged or sporty. There are some token hints of all-temperature capability in the rubberized wheel-perfectly trim and upright grille, but over and above the winks and the nods this is a entrance-wheel-push car that has a tall, roomy entire body and it does not sit significantly increased off the ground than a sedan. 

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For 2020, the Niro EV receives bigger 8.-inch and 10.3-inch infotainment screens, changing the earlier 7.- and 8.-inch types, respectively. It also receives a small additional metallic trim all around the headlights and new rear LED combination lights. 

The relaxation of the significant specs for the Niro EV have more than, and that’s not a undesirable factor. The one electric powered motor makes 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque and can speed up the Niro EV to 60 mph in all around seven seconds and it feels perky all the way to highway speeds. Journey and dealing with feels quite different than the Niro hybrid as the EV weighs about seven-hundred pounds additional. It’s self-assured on the highway but not as nimble on the backroads. 

Most of the Niro hybrid’s interior versatility and area carries more than to the Niro EV. The rear seats nonetheless flip ahead, and there is sufficient area for two grown ups in the back again seat. The entrance seats are not so highway-excursion deserving, though. 

The Niro EV is available in EX and EX Quality versions, with a bigger display, designed-in navigation, Harman Kardon top quality audio, and a heated steering wheel among the the upgrades. 

A $7,500 federal EV tax credit rating applies to qualifying prospective buyers of the Niro EV, as perfectly as various local and condition incentives. Kia only sells the EV in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Texas, and Washington.