Kia’s New “Affordable” EV3 Reveal

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] A new compact all-electric SUV for a rumored MSRP of $33,000 and may qualify for the Fed $7,500 Fed Tax Credit once released!

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 7, 2024

    Kia has released the first teaser images and vid of its upcoming EV3, the brand’s all-new compact BEV as an affordable alternative to everything else and I mean everything else available here in the U.S.

    The teaser vid shows off the EV3’s exterior which looks very similar to the Niro in size and function. The boxy rear fenders and signature Star Map lighting are the future of the brand.

    The EV3 will accelerate the global EV transition by providing a more affordable solution for customers considering the switch to an all-electric. At a possible $25,500 retail price for the lowest trim AND for those that qualify for the Fed Tax Credit - even lower with some of the state tax rebate deals, oh boy. ;)

    The new Kia EV3 will go on sale later this year following the car’s global world premiere, which will be live-streamed on the Kia Worldwide YouTube channel on May 23rd at 12:00 EST).

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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I wanna see more !
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Star map lighting.. what creativity! :D
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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    A friend told me the EV3s underpinning will probably include the Korean/Australian Kia EV5s underpinnings. No 800V architecture and probably not the 77 kWh pack out of the EV6. The full reveal is just weeks away and I cannot wait! :)

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  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Excellent! I don't want 800Volts & don't want a big battery. Problem is reports state that the EV3 has a length of 14feet...1 inch or 4-5inches, which disqualifies it for the WA state Ferry "short vehicle" discount. But, the KIA hubs should take all my 5x114.3 inch wheels & tires.

    Oh, oh! Is the EV3 like the Ioniq 5, without a windshield wiper on the back window?
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  6. Erdrick

    Erdrick Well-Known Member

    I’ll be interested to see the specs it carries and of course the price it lands at.
    While my Bolt is still very new and enjoyable, it is neat to see where things are going for small(er) electric vehicles.
    I prefer the Hyundai offerings in general, but Kia is really serious about bringing a wide range of choices to the market.
  7. litesong

    litesong litesong

    We have 3 Hyundai cars now & I had a KIA product for over 20 years(Ford Festiva.....not Fiesta). Love them all. Would have loved the Chevy Bolt EV(not the EUV), but economics kept me from getting one.
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