Kia unveils plug-in hybrid concept car

Kia unveils plug-in hybrid concept car

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.


Explore further

Toyota aims to roll out plug-in Prius in two years

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Citation: Kia unveils plug-in hybrid concept car (2010, February 10) retrieved 22 October 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-kia-unveils-plug-in-hybrid-concept.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
0 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

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.

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.

Feb 11, 2010
The people want this.Want the car industry to survive? Build it now.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more