Archive for the ‘Hybrid’ Category

Kia Develops New Wireless Charging Technology for Electric Vehicles

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Kia Soul EV Used to Test New Wireless Charging System

In this day and age, we are more reliant on electronics than ever before. We love using our phones and tablets to take pictures, surf the internet, keep tabs on our finances, listen to music, and more. But once the battery is down to 10%, we start to get a little anxious. Luckily, there are wireless charging devices (including ones that can fit in the console of your Kia) that can re-juice your device in no time. And now, thanks to an innovative project from Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCHI), drivers of electric vehicles like the Kia Soul EV may get to enjoy wireless charging in the future! (more…)

2017 Kia Niro sets world record for lowest hybrid fuel consumption

Thursday, January 5th, 2017
2017 Kia Niro sets world record for lowest hybrid fuel consumption

In recent years, hybrid vehicles have become increasingly popular, thanks to their incredible efficiency. Man eco-conscious drivers are investing in hybrid vehicles in order to save money on gas but also to help reduce their carbon footprint. Although there is a wide selection of hybrid vehicles to choose from, the 2017 Kia Niro stands out from them all. The Niro recently received the Guinness World Record® title for lowest fuel consumption by a hybrid vehicle, and here’s how. (more…)

How to save money on gas

Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Gas Saving Tips

It seems that we all drive a lot more in the summer. Whether it’s long family road trips, or heading out to the lake. Here are some gas saving tips to save you some money this summer. (more…)

Does the Kia Optima Hybrid pay for itself?

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Does the Kia Optima Hybrid pay for itself?

Most hybrid cars cost a little bit more than the equivalent standard gasoline models, and the Kia Optima Hybrid Hybrid is no exception. People buy the hybrid version because, in addition to being easier on the environment, they expect the price of the hybrid to eventually pay for itself. The idea is that, in the long run, you’ll pay less for fuel and maintenance on a hybrid than a standard car. So, does the Kia Optima Hybrid pay for itself? The answer is: absolutely! Let’s examine how. (more…)