What kind of power can the 2023 Kia Niro EV produce?
An electric motor driving the front wheels of the 2023 Kia Niro EV generates 201 horsepower and 293 lb-ft of torque.
This outperforms the 139-hp hybrid and 180-hp plug-in hybrid variants by a wide margin.
The Niro EV has the same top speed of 104 mph as the plug-in hybrid version while having more power.
With the Niro EV, Kia puts an emphasis on efficiency and range because the battery and motor are tuned for efficiency rather than performance.
The Niro EV's range is assessed by the EPA to be 253 miles,
while Kia asserts that its real-world efficiency is 4.2 miles per kWh.
Kia additionally provides a heat-pump, battery heater, and optional ventilated seats for even greater effectiveness and comfort in cold climates.