2018-2019 Kia Ray EV – The first production electric vehicle from Korea

2018-2019 Kia Ray EV – The first production electric vehicle from Korea

The Korean company has the 2018-2019 Kia Motors has , which is part of the concern the Hyundai – the 2018-2019 Kia, presented its first production electric car 2018-2019 Kia Ray EV. In , the Koreans are planning to release 2.5 thousand cars, but so far only for the domestic market. Not to be confused with the automaker presented in with the concept of the same name – the 2018-2019 Kia Ray Hybrid is the Plug-with In .

Built on a platform of urban electric avtomobilchika 2018-2019 Kia Ray launched into production in November . 2018-2019 Kia Ray EV – the world’s first electric car, which is going on the same production line as its gasoline counterpart.


The photo 2018-2019 Kia Ray EV is seen universal car interior, the original square body design with the company’s unique grille and LED optics. A feature of the model is the sliding rear door and vertically positioned reflectors.

Instead liter ICE Ray EV is equipped with an electric motor of 68 horsepower, outstanding torque of 167 Nm. The effectiveness of this motor is 93%, which, according to the assurances of the company, is the highest result in the segment. As the battery is used in a model set of high-performance lithium-ion polymer battery capacity of 16.4 kWh, installed under the rear seats.

Full charge of the battery from a standard wall outlet with a voltage of 220 V will require about six hours at a time, but is possible and fast recharge mode lasting 25 minutes. On a fully charged set of batteries 2018-2019 Kia Ray EV can travel 139 km.

The front-drive electric vehicle mass 1 185 kg, which is 187 kilograms more than the gasoline counterpart (affects battery weight), is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 15.9 seconds and a top speed in order to save energy, limited at around 130 kilometers per hour.

2018-2019 Kia Ray EV is equipped with an automatic transmission with several driving modes, regenerative braking system, a unique instrument cluster to inform the driver of the motor, battery status and distance, which can be overcome until the next charging. Ray EV is also a pedestrian warning system VESS (Virtual Engine Sound System), which at speeds up to 20 km / h modulates the sound of a conventional petrol engine.

Features 2018-2019 Kia Ray EV

  • Maximum power: 68 hp (50 kW);
  • Torque: 167 Nm;
  • Top speed: 130 km / h;
  • Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h: 15.9 seconds;
  • Distance traveled: 139 km;
  • Curb weight: 1185 kg;
  • Battery Voltage: 330 volts;
  • Battery power: 16.4 kW;
  • Charging time: 6.0 hours / 25 minutes;
  • Length: 3593 mm;
  • Width: 1,595 mm;
  • Height: 1700 mm;
  • Wheelbase: 2520 mm.

Today in Korea, there are 500 stations fast and slow charging the batteries of electric cars, but in the Koreans are planning to increase their number to 3,100.

Photos 2018-2019 Kia Ray EV

Photo 2018-2019 Kia Ray