What is the official driving range of the Kia Ray EV?
Kia Ray electric vehicle, a zero-emission city car, marks the beginning of a new era in Korean motoring!
Kia is entering the electric vehicle market by introducing the all-new Ray EV, Korea’s first-ever mass produced electric vehicle.
After the official unveiling of a petrol-powered Ray mini-car, Kia has now lifted the lid on the all electric model and its highly-advanced electric powertrain.
It is worth mentioning that the zero emission Ray EV will be built and sold exclusively in South Korea.
Kia plans to produce 2.500 units of Ray electric vehicle per year and provide all of them to the South Korean government departments and fleet buyers as a part of the carmaker’s long-term real-world research and development program.
New Kia Ray EV specs
The battery-powered Kia Ray EV is in close relationship with the gasoline powered model.
Apart from the powertrain technology, the two share exactly the same design layouts and dimensions.
Power for the Ray EV is provided by a 50kW electric motor which is mated to a high-capacity 16.4 kWh lithium ion polymer battery (positioned under the rear seat and cabin floor).
The highly-advanced battery-pack adds 187 kg (around 412 pounds) to the overall weight of the vehicle, however, the Ray electric vehicle still manages to outperform its gasoline sibling in a run from 0-100 km/h.
The EV model runs from 0-100 km/h in 15.9 seconds while its maximum speed is 130 km/h.
According to Kia news release, the Ray’s batteries can be fully re-charged in six hours using a standard 220V household supply and just 25 minutes in fast-charge mode.
Kia’s first ever electric city car has a range of up to 86 miles on a single charge!