Ev makers of late is cooking up yet another electric vehicle under its sleeves that has the potential of outshining the all new nero and maybe even the prolific ev6. In continuation of the initial introduction on the new kia, nero plus in the prior episode. We will further explore the new yet very familiar crossover and ascertain if it has what it takes to become another best seller around the world. So before we go on wed 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 kia, nero plus, is kias first foray Into the purpose, built vehicle or pvb for the commercial sector to be released is either a taxi version or a personal version that could be used as a ride. Hailing service car, as well as a recreation vehicle with a tall roof and other space maximizing features unique to the plus model. There is also to be a camping option to take advantage of the bigger real estate inside which we will discuss in depth later on. In the video and as the name suggests, it has its roots stemming from the original nero ev or e, nero as its known in europe. The first generation nero was introduced in 2016. conceived to be a competition for toyota prius as a dedicated eco friendly vehicle. Without there being a pure internal combustion engine model in existence, it was originally only available as a hybrid and plug in hybrid.

However, a couple of years later it has outdone toyota. By introducing the battery electric version, nero hybrid in particular. The plug in hybrid version was an extremely popular car to begin with, by offering outstanding mileage of 105 mpge 23 miles of pure ev range large and useful space inside and rock solid quality, all at a very reasonable price undercutting that of the prius by thousands of Dollars, however, it wasnt until the bev version was released that nero truly became a household name with its outstanding efficiency, combined with the unheard of for its class 64 kilowatt hours, large battery size, resulting in the range of 2′ miles or 385 kilometers is published by epa, But real range being reported as high as 300 miles by many extremely happy owners. Happy ownership experience consequently led to the nero ev ranking number one in the jd power ownership experience among mass market battery electric vehicles two years in a row starting in 2021. Aside from the efficiency in the range, the performance of the compact crossover was also highly praised. The front wheel, driving nero, came with a power electric system that produced a hefty 201 horsepower and astounding for the class 291 pound feet or ‘5 newton meters of torque, which motivated an ev weighing in at 3 900 pounds to attain 0 60 miles per hour. Time of just 6.2 seconds, incredibly, the new kia, nero plus as a vehicle thats based on the original nero ev, will retain all of this might, unlike the new nero ev, which will see a reduction in performance, the all new second generation nero will not be as Light on its feet, because the electric motor has been revised to render less torque of only 188 pound feet or 255 newton meters, a decrease of more than 100 pound feet, resulting in the zero to 60 miles per hour time increase by more than one.

Second. At 7.5 seconds, which is still very peppy for its class, even compared to similarly priced base ev6 that attains the same run in more than eight seconds. This unfortunate change was made to extend the range of the new nero, which saw an increase of 14 miles or 22 kilometers to arrive at 253 miles or 407 kilometers, also aided by the battery being slightly increased by 0.8 kilowatt hours to 64.8 kilowatt hours. While maintaining all the power and performance of the original, the nero plus also receives improvement in efficiency, as the range is extended by five miles or seven kilometers to 244 miles or ‘2 kilometers. So, although the new nero plus is essentially the same car as the original nero ev, there are a host of improvements made to the car that could threaten even the all new nero. One of these improvements is the addition of the v2l bi directional charging system that allows the extraction of electricity from the battery to supply power, to electronics and for domestic purposes. This function will be an integral part of the new nero pluses camping package. As 1.6. Kilowatts of power will be supplied to enable that perfect camping trip where all creature comforts like tv, refrigerator and electric stove can be powered for hours. The camping package, which is unique to the personal version, will also include a bed conversion kit that will extend the flat surface to allow for the perfect sleeping area, multiple bins and covers to stow away camping equipment, as well as a fold away tray essential for camping Activities, the camping option seems like a natural addition to the nero plus that now features a higher roof, which is raised by 80, millimeters or 3.

1 inches for added headroom of 50 millimeters or full 2 inches for front passengers and 64 millimeters or 2.5 inches for rear Passengers also, the vehicles length, is increased by 10, millimeters or 0.4 inches to afford more cargo and living space when used as a camper. The wheelbase is the same, but the readjustment in the rear seat placement has increased the rear leg room to 942, millimeters or 37 inches, which is an increase of 28 millimeters or 1.1 inches versus the original version compared to only 20 millimeters or 0.8 inches increase. As found in the all new nero, this increase in the rear passenger space will be important, especially in the taxi version, in addition to the features unique to the commercial model, these include essential tools of the trade such as a digital tachograph navigation, as well as a Taxometer integrated into what kia calls an all in one 10.25 inch infotainment display other thoughtful touches are grab handles mounted on the b pillars to aid in easier access for the passengers door, reflectors on the door panel for added passenger safety, as well as the front passenger Seat being modified to include the electric reclining and slide feature that can be controlled by the driver to allow maximum space for the rear passenger. Furthermore, the front passengers headrest has been lowered by 43, millimeters or 1.7 inches to provide better forward visibility to the rear passengers. However, the biggest addition to the nero plus taxi version is its battery refurbishment service, realizing that commercial vehicles will cover a lot of ground kia is offering battery replacement service.

After when the industry leading 10 year or 300 000 kilometers warranty is expired. The inexpensive refurbished battery is offered at a fraction of a new battery to lighten the burden for the taxi operator after initial testing. Through the taxi program, this unique service could be offered to other electric cars sold by the hyundai motor group in the near future, which could be a big benefit for those hoping to keep their expensive investment for a prolonged period of time. All of these newly discovered editions make the new kia nero plus a formidable contender for the best ev money can buy with the specifications that are actually better than even the similarly priced ev6 base version and the all new nero that was developed to replace the previous Version which the nero plus is based on utilizing the existing components and drivetrain that has proven to be reliable, as well as being built on the same manufacturing facility and the supply chain, would keep the price low and be more readily available, as opposed to the all New models such as the ev6 and the all new nero thats, now expected to take up to 18 months until delivery, which may be a good enough reason to purchase the nero plus over the other evs in the lineup. The pre order has already started in korea for delivery within a couple of months at the starting price, which is actually less than the outgoing neuro ev. The taxi version is even cheaper at the price, which is about 1 500 lower.

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