Kia Catl Batteries Evs Sold in Korea


South Korean Kia may soon use lithium-ion batteries from (CATL).

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CATL was reportedly selected as a battery supplier for the electric Kia Niro crossover/SUV, according to Hankook Ilbo newspaper.


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It would be interesting, however, since Kia and Hyundai (both part of the Hyundai Motor Group) currently use domestic batteries for their electric cars in South Korea.

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CATL's inclusion as a small supplier adds some pressure to negotiations with domestic battery suppliers,

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Among the largest EV suppliers, South Korea has three lithium-ion battery manufacturers - LG Energy Solution, SK Innovation's SK On and Samsung SDI.


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A 64.8 kWh battery (net value) powers the new Kia Niro EV (e-Niro), which has a WLTP range of 463 km (288 miles).


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A plug-in hybrid version is also available, with an 11.1 kWh battery (up from 8.9 kWh in the previous generation). In EV mode, it will travel 65 kilometers (40 miles).

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A 150 kW electric motor drives the front wheels of the all-electric Niro.

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