GENEVA: Kia unveils Venga Plug-In Electric concept
The Venga EV concept car is identical to the regular Venga B-segment MPV but features an electric motor, placed within the existing engine bay, that produces 80kW and maximum torque of 280Nm. This gives it a 0-62mph time of 11.8 seconds, and a top speed of 87mph (140km/h).
It also features a twin-pack 24kWh battery using LiPoly (Lithium Ion Polymer) technology, which is located under the boot floors and is said to offer numerous advantages over other battery types, and provides a driving range of 112 miles on a single charge.
The battery can be charged to 80% of its capacity in 20 minutes using the quick recharging cycle – a full charge takes eight hours.