Kia’s next fully electric car, the 2019 Kia Niro EV hasn’t had its official US debut yet, but Kia has announced that it will arrive by the end of 2018. With its 240 mile driving range, the 2019 Niro EV will go head to head with the Chevy Bolt, but it the bigger issue for Kia is that it won’t be able to offer quite as many.
The 2019 Kia Niro EV will only be offered in limited quantities when it arrives. According to Kia’s website, “Expected availability winter 2018 in select markets in limited quantities.” The issue here likely has to do with battery supplies. Hyundai has also had supply issues with the Hyundai Ionic Electric and its likely to get even worse with the addition of the Kona Electric as well.
Expect the Niro EV to initially be offered in states like California, Oregon or New York. The Kia Soul EV is also limited and only offered in 12 states.