Jan, 2021 - By WMR
Kiaâ€™s first electric offering, codenamed CV, is expected to make its global debut in 2021, with a new design direction.
Kia Motors plans to introduce seven new electric vehicles (EVs) by 2027, pushing forward its electrification drive. The company has confirmed the development of seven new EVs, however, not yet revealed their names. Recently, BMW has also confirmed the development of nine new electric vehicles, such as i1, i3, i4, i5, i7, iX1, iX3, iX5, and iX7, by 2025. BMW is planning to sell more than 7 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles by the end of 2030 as part of BMWâ€™s new Power of Choice sustainability plan.
Kiaâ€™s plan for seven new EVs is based on the company's â€˜Plan Sâ€™ strategy, which could result in 11 electric vehicles on sale by 2025 in the global market. Ho-sung Song, President and CEO of Kia, says that by 2029 we are targeting battery electric vehicles for 25% of total sales worldwide. Moreover, the company plans to respond to market demands by offering a wide variety of products, including models suitable for long-distance travel, urban centers, and performance driving. A preview sketch of all the models shows SUVs and crossovers will be a core focus.
Kiaâ€™s first electric offering, codenamed CV, is expected to make its global debut in 2021, with a new design direction. The companyâ€™s upcoming electric offerings will be based on Kiaâ€™s new Electric-Global Modular Platform, with best-in-class interior spaciousness. Moreover, the carmaker is also planning to expand the number of dedicated service and maintenance bays for its EVs. Kia aims to install around 600 new bays in overseas markets, as well as more than 2,000 EV service and maintenance bays by 2030. The company also plans to install more than 2,400 EV charging stations in Europe and 500 in North America. Moreover, Kia launched the Sonet SUV in the Indian automotive market in September 2020.