Kia America's rapid growth in electrified vehicles sales continues in May

2 June 2022, 02:41:09

Kia America's rapid growth in electrified vehicles sales continues in MayKia America announced May sales of 57,941 units with the Niro family of hybrid, PHEV and EV models posting best-ever May sales, up more than 28% over the previous record set in 2021. In addition, the first full month of deliveries of the all-new Sportage HEV charged ahead in May, with 2,417 units sold. Sales of Kia's electrified models were up 132% over the previous May record set in 2021, and up 5% over the all-time monthly sales record for the vehicle category set in March of 2022. In addition to sales, May saw several significant announcements coming from the brand, including:

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EV Specifications

Complete specifications of EVs, grouped according to their brand and year

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Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2023 Polestar 3

2023 Polestar 3 Long Range Dual Motor

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 192.9 in / 4900 mm
Height: 63.5 in / 1614 mm
Curb weight: 5696.74 lb / 2584 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Audi e-tron S Sportback quattro

2022 Audi e-tron S Sportback quattro

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 193.0 in / 4902 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1615 mm
Curb weight: 5941.46 lb / 2695 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 95 kWh, Voltage: 396 V

2022 Audi e-tron S quattro

2022 Audi e-tron S quattro

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 193.0 in / 4902 mm
Height: 64.1 in / 1629 mm
Curb weight: 5941.46 lb / 2695 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 95 kWh, Voltage: 396 V

2021 Audi e-tron S Sportback quattro

2021 Audi e-tron S Sportback quattro

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 193.0 in / 4902 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1615 mm
Curb weight: 5941.46 lb / 2695 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 95 kWh, Voltage: 396 V

2021 Audi e-tron S quattro

2021 Audi e-tron S quattro

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 193.0 in / 4902 mm
Height: 64.1 in / 1629 mm
Curb weight: 5941.46 lb / 2695 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 95 kWh, Voltage: 396 V

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro Vorsprung

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 180.6 in / 4588 mm
Height: 63.5 in / 1614 mm
Curb weight: 4717.89 lb / 2140 kg
Electric motor #1: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 70 kW, 150 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 82 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro Edition 1

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 180.6 in / 4588 mm
Height: 63.5 in / 1614 mm
Curb weight: 4717.89 lb / 2140 kg
Electric motor #1: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 70 kW, 150 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 82 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 50 quattro S Line

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 180.6 in / 4588 mm
Height: 63.5 in / 1614 mm
Curb weight: 4717.89 lb / 2140 kg
Electric motor #1: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 70 kW, 150 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 82 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning PLATINUM Extended Range (710A)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 232.7 in / 5911 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 131 kWh

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning LARIAT Extended Range (511A)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 232.7 in / 5911 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 131 kWh

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.6 in / 5223 mm
Height: 59.8 in / 1520 mm
Curb weight: 5853.27 lb / 2655 kg
Electric motor #1: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 565 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 239 kW, 290 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.4 in / 5216 mm
Height: 59.5 in / 1512 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Electric motor #1: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 565 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 140 kW, 290 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.4 in / 5216 mm
Height: 59.5 in / 1512 mm
Curb weight: 5467.46 lb / 2480 kg
Electric motor: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 568 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Genesis GV60

2022 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 177.8 in / 4515 mm
Width: 74.4 in / 1890 mm
Height: 62.2 in / 1580 mm
Curb weight: 4761.98 lb / 2160 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6 Extended Range 4WD GT

Length: 184.8 in / 4695 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1550 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 697 V

2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6 Extended Range 4WD GT-Line S

Length: 184.8 in / 4695 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1550 mm
Curb weight: 4530.5 lb / 2055 kg
Electric motor #1: 165 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 350 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 74 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 255 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 697 V

2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6 Extended Range 4WD GT-Line

Length: 184.8 in / 4695 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1550 mm
Curb weight: 4497.43 lb / 2040 kg
Electric motor #1: 165 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 350 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 74 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 255 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 697 V

2022 BMW iX xDrive50

2022 BMW iX xDrive50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5379.28 lb / 2440 kg
Electric motor #1: 250 kW, 400 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 200 kW, 352 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V