How much power does the 2023 Kia Niro EV generate?

The 2023 Kia Niro EV is powered by an electric motor producing 201 horsepower and 293 lb-ft of torque driving the front wheels.

This is significantly more than the 139-hp hybrid and 180-hp plug-in-hybrid models.

Despite the extra power, the Niro EV has the same top speed of 104 mph as the plug-in-hybrid model.

Kia focuses on range and efficiency with the Niro EV, as the battery and motor are optimized for efficiency rather than performance.

The Niro EV has an EPA-estimated 253-mile range, and Kia is claiming a real-world efficiency of 4.2 miles/kWh.

 Kia also offers a heat-pump, battery heater, and optional ventilated seats for even better efficiency and comfort in cold weather.