I took a Kia electric car on a 2,000-mile road trip and here’s what I learned

Vehicle:
Distance:
2000 miles
Trip Date:
2021-10-28
Starting Place:
Chicago
Destination:
New York

A very detailed report from Mat Gallagher, the T3’s Managing Editor. He provides a full stack of details driving in KIA e Niro, on a 2000 mile from Chicago to Boston and back. Provides a strip down version of review of the car and the journey

Trip Stats

  • The Niro EV has a 239-mile estimated range, It can charge from a regular plug socket or anything up to 100kW fast chargers, allowing to charge up to 80% in just over an hour.
  • The crossover SUV design ensures a lot of space inside unlike the dedicated EV
  • Charging options: There are fastest chargers with Electrify America chargers, which offer 90kW, 150kW and 350kW options.
  • Cost: He paid around $15 to fill to around 80% using a fast charger, which is around $0.33 per kW. According to Niro the average power used is 3.6 miles per kWh, which is around $0.09 per mile.
  • Apps used: Apple Maps for CarPlay. The Electrify America app, Tesla and Google Automotive, A Better Route Planner (ABRP)
  • Route: Chicago -Niagara falls -Boston – NY-Pennsylvania-Cleveland-Chicago

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