The Kia e-Niro has been ranked number one among mass-market brands in the J.D. Power 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study. For this inaugural study, J.D. Power surveyed nearly 10,000 electric vehicles (EV) owners on factors including cost-of-ownership, battery range, and driving enjoyment to determine the likelihood of repurchasing and recommending an EV.
“This is another important accolade for the e-Niro, further underlying its imapact on the EV market since its launch. It’s not easy to be a market leader in this segment but that’s exactly what the e-Niro is, delivering emissions-free driving capability and high-tech interior quality in a crossover that is practical, functional and fun,” said Ronan Flood Managing Director of Kia Ireland .
“The awards won by both e Niro , and indeed e Soul bode well for the Kia brand and positions us well for our future plans that will see Kia launch 11 exciting next-generation EVs by 2025. The shift to electrification has entered a new phase and we’re proud to be at the very forefront of that momentum.”
With a strong existing line-up of electric vehicles and an eye toward future transportation, Kia is moving forward with the implementation of ‘Plan S’ and will invest $25 billion by 2025 on the future of electrification, mobility services, connectivity, and autonomy.
The Kia e-Niro opens a world of possibilities for drivers who are drawn toward popular crossovers but also want the benefits that electric vehicles offer. With 395 Nm of torque and four drive modes, the e-Niro’s robust electric powertrain gets drivers where they need to go – quickly – while enjoying advanced technology and connectivity in a stylish package that fits every lifestyle.