For years, we at KIA, have been working in the direction of improving the ecological balance of our cars. Thus we developed EcoDynamics technology to optimize fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.
EcoDynamics offers enjoyable driving in the sequence of decreasing CO2 emissions and fuel technologies, combined with the highest quality and safety features.
Top priority for KIA models is reliability. Our main goal is by investing in innovative technologies to be one of the leading manufacturers of environmental friendly cars.
Kia's Start/Stop system is a new innovative and eco friendly technology, that automatically switches the engine off when the car is stopped or rolling forwards at less than 4 km/h, with the gearbox in neutral, the clutch released, and the engine at idle speed. In typical city driving conditions, with heavy traffic and constant stop-start motoring, the ISG system dramatically cuts fuel consumption and emissions - by up to 15%. While the car is stationary, if the clutch pedal is depressed, the engine is instantly restarted - automatically. There is no delay in setting off, as the engine re-starting process is accomplished in the time it takes to select first gear.
Kia SOUL EV
The innovative new plug-in hybrid powertrain is a key addition to Kia’s D-segment Optima line-up, as well as the company’s expanding portfolio of low-emission vehicles. The all-new Optima Plug-in Hybrid is powered by a 9.8 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack paired with a 50 kW electric motor, allowing it to operate in pure-electric mode for more than 54 km (33 miles or above) at speeds as high as 120 kph, placing the Optima Plug-in Hybrid among the leaders in the D-segment for pure-electric range. The innovative powertrain employs Kia’s efficient 2.0-litre ‘Nu’ four-cylinder GDI engine at its core, which on its own generates 156 ps and 189 Nm. The engine is coupled with the electric motor, which allows the car to operate in charge-sustaining mode once the battery runs out of charge. The powertrain’s total power output is 205 ps at 6,000 rpm, and, with the addition of electric power, torque output is a high 375 Nm (276 lb ft) from just 2,300 rpm. The Optima Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with two key technologies to save and regenerate battery power – regenerative braking and an advanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, with a driver-only ventilation function to conserve energy.