EcoDynamic Innovations Through the Years | Deacon Jones Kia
Kia's EcoDynamic Innovations Through the Years | Deacon Jones Kia
The best time to drive a Kia is now! Kia has made plenty of innovative moves and engineering marvels in the past, but in the last 30 years has made leaps and bounds in their EcoDynamics efforts. Kia is committed to a better car, a better planet, and a better driving experience for you. Stop by Deacon Jones Kia in Goldsboro, NC today and experience the wonder of driving a Kia today. Here is a brief look at Kia’s EcoDynamics efforts:
1988 - Besta EV - Kia’s first ever electric vehicle, the Besta EV was introduced. This vehicle not made for commercial use, but found use for live broadcasting - most notably during the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
2004 - Sportage FCEV - The Kia Sportage Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) comes alongside the Besta EV. Both of these models would later serve as the building blocks for all the Kia electric models that followed.
2008 - Borrego FCEV - The Kia Borrego Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle makes it entrance into the world at the 2008 Los Angeles International Auto Show. This model was engineered with three 10,000 psi compressed hydrogen tanks, and boasted a range of 425 miles, with only a 10 refuel time!
2011 - Optima Hybrid - The luxurious and sleek Optima makes its debut with a full parallel hybrid powertrain, which allows the Optima’s electric motor and gasoline engine to harmoniously work side by side for a better performing vehicle.
2014 - Ray EV - The Ray EV launches in Korea. The Ray is an all electric, zero emission car that features a boxy-er design and a fantastic range.
2016 - Optima Hybrid Redesign - The 2017 model of the Optima Hybrid is released, reengineered to be smarter, sporting a better battery, a new aerodynamic look, a better MPG rating, and Kia’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
2016 - Optima PHEV - Kia starts engineering the first ever Optima Plug-In Hybrid. This model has everything that the other Optima Hybrid models have, but this model features the ability to fully electric.
2016 - 2017 Niro - The 2017 Niro delivered a jaw-dropping record-shattering 76.6 mpg, making it the Guinness Book of World Records™ title for the lowest fuel consumption while driving from coast to coast in the United States by a hybrid car.
2017 - Niro PHEV - Kia begins the rollout of the Niro Plug-In Hybrid, providing the same features of the Hybrid Niro, but now features the ability to go 100% electric.
As you can see, Kia has been making leaps and bounds in the EcoDynamic world, especially recently. The time to drive a Kia is now! Stop by Deacon Jones Kia in Goldsboro, NC today and test drive one of these models and contribute to a greener world.