After all, wheel drive long range model coupled with a deceptively large size that rivals that of the three row. Sorrento suv may not be an ideal ev for many, especially if you are looking for your first electric vehicle. Well, you might be in luck because there is a new ev on its way that features the ev6s advanced ev technology, highlighted by its 800 volt egmp. Electric platform, with the ultra fast charging capability, packed in smaller packaging at a much affordable price. In this issue of auto vision, we will explore the newest electric vehicle thats expected to replace the ev6 as the most popular kia product in recent years. So before we go on, we highly appreciate your support by subscribing and turning on the notification bell. If you havent already – and please dont, forget to like comment and vote on the question thats presented at the end of the video, its no secret, that kia is planning for a smaller version of the spectacular ev6, dedicated ev as sure nipping of kia. Europe has already admitted in a recent interview that we are to expect two different suv models: each developed for two different markets, the first one, which is a large three row, suv in the size of chevy tahoe and targeted mainly at the north american market, has already Been unveiled to the public as the futuristic concept ev9. The second one is the smaller and more affordable model designed primarily for the european market, known as the ev4 working prototypes of the compact crossover in the size of kia.

Celtos have been lurking in the streets around kias development center in korea for some time now, although heavily camouflaged its easy to tell that the newest eevee to join the lineup will take on more of a sport utility vehicle body shape, as opposed to a low slong Coupe, like crossover profile of the bigger ev6, its not to say that the new, smaller electric suv is boxy or unattractive appearing to be an oversized kia soul in design details. The exposed prototype presents a stylish and smooth compact body with an extended greenhouse to offer the maximum interior space possible. It seems that, just as kia seltos has garnered a solid foot holding as a popular premium compact suv, the ev4 is replicating the formula for success by offering a similar, useful suv form factor at the same time as the sharp and trendy styling inside and out. And this design direction is very evident in kias latest compact crossover offering a vehicle formerly known by the codename ky and newly christened kia carrots, the vehicle that was once known as kia rondo in the north american market, is making a comeback with a brand new body. Also, based on kia celtos reported to be have been developed alongside the ev4. The newest compact crossover people mover for the burgeoning indian market will share many of the design details, including the overall size, although wont be offered as a three row. Six or seven seater configuration as the cairns, the ev4 is expected to offer even more cavernous space inside relative to such compact dimensions, especially with the over extended wheelbase and a flat floor typical of an egmp based electric vehicle, the all new kia ev4, the second model In the ev series of electric vehicles is to utilize not only the state of the art egmp platform from the ev6 sibling, but also the existing power electric system.

That ranges from 168 horsepower to 320 horsepower its also targeted to achieve the range of 220 to 300 miles or 350 to 482 kilometers. The ev4 would have access to the 58 kilowatt hour or 77.4 kilowatt hours, lithium ion battery with nmc chemistry to attain such range, but to bring down the price of the vehicle to less than 35 000 as targeted its likely that kia would utilize the lithium ion Phosphate battery or lfp battery instead, for the first time sensationalized by teslas use of such a battery. The lfp is now the hottest thing in the ev scene right now, as it uses relatively cheaper materials such as iron, instead of nickel, manganese, cobalt or nmc used in the battery of the current lineup of hyundai motor group evs its known to be 20 to 30 Percent cheaper per kilowatt hour compared to the lithium ion nmc batteries. However, it has lower energy density too, which is about 60 to 70 percent of the nmc battery. Therefore, while a lithium ion battery would render between 400 kilometers to 500 kilometers, the equivalent lfp battery would only render 300 to 400 kilometers. However, there is a newly developed technology that packs the battery cells more densely, such as cell to pack, which directly integrates cells into a battery pack without being packaged into modules. First, as used in most current battery designs, this process of reducing the packing volume and weight effectively increases the energy density of the battery by 10 to 15 percent, also known as the blade battery a name coined by the chinese battery and ev manufacturer byd is what Has been introduced in teslas model 3 standard range variant for the chinese market and beginning to reach international markets such as the uk, with the added benefits, such as being a safer battery as its more heat, tolerant and is longer lasting up to four times more cycle.

Life than typical nmc batteries, lfp batteries are now finding places in other premium, evs such as mercedes benz, in its more basic eqa and eqb models in the near future. For these reasons, its not a coincidence that byds biggest competitor in native china, ctl has recently signed a partnership and license agreement for its cell to pack technology with the hyundai group to supply its version of the blade battery to the korean auto giant, as well as To transfer the license to hyundais parts arm mobus, so that hyundai is able to eventually produce lfp battery itself. This is significant as the deal will allow for use of this tech and electric cars and other products for global markets and not limited to the chinese market. As the patent associated with it only permitted the use in china until now, what this means is that the new lfp battery with the latest structural element can be used to reduce the price and maintain adequate performance in entry level. Electric vehicles, such as the ev4 destined for most of the international markets, the lfp cell to pack battery, will definitely be a huge factor in reducing the price of the evs in general, as the battery is known to account for up to 50 of the cost. In a typical ev, also, the lfp battery will surely find its place in the other entry level. Ev models such as the upcoming hyundai ionic 3, a platform sharing sibling of the ev4, which will make its introduction around the same time as well as even smaller models.

Such as the ionic one city car already being developed using 400 volt borg warner source power, electric system to even further reduce the cost. However, its doubtful that the lfp cell to pack battery will be the norm for the bigger and more sophisticated hyundai group, evs requiring longer range and faster charging, as hyundai is busy working on the next generation lithium ion battery, such as lithium metal technology, which would increase The effective range of the ev by at least 30 percent, while reducing the charge time to 12 minutes 10 to 90 percent. The ev4 is expected launches to take place in 2023, along with a much bigger ev9. However, as earlier mentioned, as the ev4 is primarily developed for europe, its not entirely certain whether all markets will receive the new small dedicated electric vehicle. A case in point is the native korean market or the consumers generally favor bigger cars, its uncertain that kia would field another car in the relatively small compact crossover segment, especially when a newly developed ev such as nero eevee, already has a strong presence. The same goes for the north american market, which has a similar disposition towards smaller compact cars as korea. However, as seen in the increase in popularity of small crossovers such as saltos and kona in recent years, the ev4s presence in the fast growing eevee market doesnt seem so unlikely, especially in such a huge car market. Like the us, the key ev4 with an attractive styling is seen in the kia cairns with one of the most advanced 800 volt ev platforms that offers blazing charging speed a range similar to the ev6 at 220, miles to 300 miles and the affordability attained by the New lfe battery sounds like a match made in heaven that could break open the sails for kia, not only in europe but globally for people looking for a great entry level electric vehicle to get into the ev game.

As for the end of the video question, what would be your choice out of the latest evs from kia? Thirty, five thousand dollars ev4 with lfp battery or forty thousand dollars, nero ev and forty five thousand dollars ev6 with lithium ion nmc batteries? Please vote and share your views by clicking on the link in the comment section below thanks for watching auto vision, your best source for the fastest korean car news and rumors dont forget to comment like subscribe and click on the notification bell. Also dont forget to join our forum and share your passion for korean cars. At See you next time with the latest korean car news heavily cause.