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Kia Ray
KIA Ray EV on MIAS 2012.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerKia Motors
Production2012-
AssemblySeosan, South Korea (Donghee)
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFF layout
RelatedKia Picanto
Powertrain
Engine1.0 L Kappa II I3 (petrol)
1.0 L Kappa II I3 (petrol/LPG)
Electric motor50 kW (67 hp)
Battery16.4 kW·h lithium ion battery
Range138 km (86 mi)
 
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For the concept car, see Kia Ray (concept car)
Kia Ray
KIA Ray EV on MIAS 2012.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerKia Motors
Production2012-
AssemblySeosan, South Korea (Donghee)
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFF layout
RelatedKia Picanto
Powertrain
Engine1.0 L Kappa II I3 (petrol)
1.0 L Kappa II I3 (petrol/LPG)
Electric motor50 kW (67 hp)
Battery16.4 kW·h lithium ion battery
Range138 km (86 mi)

The Kia Ray EV is an electric-powered mini MPV manufactured by Kia Motors. The initial roll out was a limited production of 2,500 units destined for the South Korean government fleets, scheduled to be deployed in 2012. The Ray EV is a predecessor to an all-electric crossover that Kia planned to launch globally in 2014.[1] In May 2013 a fleet of 184 Kia Ray EVs were deployed in Seoul as part of a carsharing service called "Electric Vehicle Sharing” at a rate of US$5 per hour. The service has 15,000 registered customers.[2]

The Ray EV is the automaker's first production battery-electric vehicles. The electric vehicles is powered by a 50 kW (67 hp) electric motor, with a 16.4 kW·h lithium ion battery that allows an all-electric range of 138 km (86 mi) depending on driving conditions.[3]

The Kia Ray is also available in non EV types equipped with gasoline and bi-fuel with a gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) combination.[citation needed] Both engines are available in four trims - Deluxe, Special, Luxury and Prestige. Only available in the local Korea domestic market, both engines produce similar power and outputs. The gasoline engine generates 78ps/6,400rpm and 9.6 kg.m/3,500rpm. Both engines capacity is 998cc with fuel economies generating 17 km/l for gasoline and bi-fuel delivering 16.6 km/l on gasoline mode and 13.2 km/l on LPG mode. Gasoline engine models weigh in at 998 kg with bi-fuel models weighing in at 1,042 kg. Both are equipped to a 4 speed automatic and currently sold in the Republic of Korea.[citation needed]

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