You have probably noticed that electric cars are more and more on our roads. Indeed, in the first half of 2022, more than 100,000 electric vehicles were registered, an increase of 28% compared to the previous year.
Among the best-selling electric vehicles, we notice that in the top 10, Korean electric cars have managed to seduce many motorists.
The electric Hyundai brand is highly appreciated by European motorists. Electric models are also among the top best-selling electric cars during the first half of 2022, such as the Hyundai Kona Electric for example.
Hyundai Kona Electric
Launched in 2018, this 100% electric SUV is available in 2 engines (39.2 and 64 kWh) with a maximum range of 485 km on a single charge.
Regarding the design, the interior of this electric vehicle promises comfort, ability, and versatility.
Plus, like every other current electric car, this one comes with a 10.25-inch screen, giving you access to vehicle information, GPS, smartphone content, and more.
For a more enjoyable family trip, accessories exist specifically for this type of trip, including:
- roof bars
- roof boxes to safely transport everything you need
- a hitch: you can easily tow your electric vehicle by adding a bicycle rack for example and support a weight of 300 kg to tow a caravan.
Moreover, according to the media, a 2nd generation will be unveiled at the end of 2023, to then be available in dealerships in the 1st half of 2024, with a larger space. On the menu, 3 hybrid engines and one electric will be offered.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
While the brand with the capital H launched the IONIQ 5 in early 2022, the 6th generation will be scheduled for the end of 2022 to get off to a good start the following year.
This new IONIQ 6, announced in 2020, will be the first electric sedan from the Hyundai brand, with an exterior design of 4.85 m in length. At first glance, you might think this electric sedan looks like a Mercedes-Benz E-Class or even a Tesla Model S or Model Y.
Hyundai Ioniq 7
Also, in the IONIQ series, Hyundai plans to release a 7-seater electric SUV: the IONIQ 7, which will be the Korean brand’s largest electric vehicle. Scheduled to be marketed in 2024, there is a good chance that in 2023 the manufacturer will unveil the final version of the electric SUV. With the arrival of the Hyundai IONIQ 7, this SUV will rival the Mercedes EQB and the Tesla Model X.
With the ability to carry a large battery, the Hyundai IONIQ 7 will have a range of over 600 km, which will allow you to travel long distances. For its power, it should go beyond 150 km to recharge the electric car in 30 min from 0 to 80%.
As we said earlier, the Ioniq 7 should see the light of day in early 2024, according to the Korean manufacturer. As for the price, it has not yet been communicated.
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As for Kia, this other Korean brand offered, during the year 2022, many electric cars with equipment that meets the current needs of buyers.
Moreover, according to Kia Corporation, 11,964 electric cars from the Korean brand were registered in France in the first half of 2022, i.e., 52% of sales.
Among these cars that have seduced motorists are the following:
One of the electric cars that have won over many motorists visually and technically is the Kia EV6. It was also voted the best electric car of the year 2022 and thus beat the Renault Megane E-Tech and the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Visually, we can see that the manufacturer has chosen to combine modernity and sportiness on the Kia EV6. We can also notice that at the level of the handles, the manufacturer has not failed to take inspiration from Tesla electric cars.
Kia Niro EV
The Kia e-Niro first made its debut in 2018, becoming the Korean brand’s first electric SUV. Then in 2022, the manufacturer slightly restyles the design of the vehicle and gave it a new name to mark this update: the Kia Niro EV.
As a change, we notice that cm has been added to the Kia Niro, unlike the old version, with a length of 4.42 cm. Attention, the new name does not mean a transformation on the technical level. Its characteristics remain the same:
- the battery: 64 kWh
- autonomy: 460 km
- the engine: 150 kW and 204 hp
- refill :
- 7h charge from 0 to 100%
- 41 minutes recharge from 10 to 80%
Regarding the price, it starts from 44,490 dollars for the Motion finish and evolves for the 2 other finishes offered:
- Active finis: 46 490 dollars
- Premium finish: 48 090 dollars
Good to know: these prices indicated are excluding ecological bonuses.
This electric car will be a first for the electric Kia: it is the Kia EV9.
While this new electric SUV will be presented to the general public in 2023, it is still in the testing phase, being developed in South Korea before being unveiled to the world.
For this Kia EV9, the South Korean manufacturer wishes to offer motorists and passengers comfort on board. For this, the future SUV is put to the test, such as passing over cobblestones, testing different driving styles and on all types of terrain (from the slowest to the fastest), to test the durability of the car in the face of different tests.
Regarding its performance, with a powerful offering of 585 hp, it will have an electrical capacity of 77.4 kWh for a minimum of 500 km of autonomy.
Compared to its design, even if photographers were able to have some shots, the final design has not yet been unveiled. All we know is that this SUV has an imposing size with its:
- 4 m long
- 2 m wide
- 1 m high
- 3 m wheelbase
In addition, if you are looking for an electric car to go on vacation with the family, that’s good since this is a 7-seater family car.
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For recharging, it will be lightning fast because it will only take 20 to 30 min for a fast charge (DC) from 0 to 80%.
As previously reported, the Kia EV9 will debut in the first quarter of 2023, with a price tag of €50,000, according to multiple sources.
The coming years promise to be electrifying since it will be an end clap for thermal vehicles and the total use of electric vehicles. To prepare for the coming years, car brands are gradually electrifying their catalogs, integrating new generation equipment that meets the current needs of motorists.
With what Korean manufacturers have already offered for this year, it’s clear that the next electric cars promise great innovations for the following years.