Kia has released the pricing details for the 2019 Kia Niro EV, which starts at $39,495, including the destination fees. The Niro EV costs $10k more than the Niro Plug-in Hybrid, which is fine, but it’s interesting that it also costs $1,500 more than its cousin, the Hyundai Kona EV.
The Niro EV is powered by a 201 horsepower electric motor with 291 lb-ft. of torque and a 64.0-kWh lithium-ion battery. The Kona EV can travel up to 239 miles on a single charge, but if you want a few more miles you’ll want the Kona EV with its 258 mile range.
A DC fast charger can recharge the battery up to 80 percent in 75 minutes, but using a 240-volt charger will take 9.5 hours to fully recharge the Niro EV.
The 2019 Kia Niro EV comes in two versions: EX and EX Premium. The EX trim level comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a blind spot monitor and automatic emergency braking. The EX Premium model starts at $44,995 and adds a sunroof, leather seats, an 8-inch touchscreen with a navigation system and wireless charging for your phone.
A $1,000 Premium Launch Edition package adds LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and front and rear parking sensors.
Sadly the Niro EV is only available in 12 states: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.