Kia unveils plug-in hybrid concept car

Feb 10, 2010

Kia Motors America introduced its new Ray plug-in hybrid concept vehicle Wednesday that is designed to travel up to 50 miles on one battery charge.

The car, unveiled during the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, is a four-seat compact sedan that the automaker says will run 202 miles on a gallon of gasoline.

It uses both a gas engine and an electric motor and includes a rechargeable lithium-polymer .

Several other automakers, such as , are working on new plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Concept vehicles are designs that automakers have developed but not yet committed to manufacturing in large numbers. Kia did not indicate if or when the Ray will be available for sale.

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John_balls
not rated yet Feb 10, 2010
In other words this means nothing. We already have the proof of concept that it works so unless they are mass manufacturing them then all this is is a PR stunt.
plasticpower
not rated yet Feb 11, 2010
50 miles huh.. it bugs me when I think about the fact that independent hobbyists have managed to squeeze ranges of over 200 miles on a charge without inventing anything revolutionary - just using a bunch of high end but still standard car batteries.
Hal2001
not rated yet Feb 11, 2010
The people want this.Want the car industry to survive? Build it now.

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