We know that people’s interest in Electric Vehicles is rising with each passing day and many companies are now developing electric vehicles with a hope to cash in on the soaring popularity of the electric vehicles.
Kia also wants to take a pie out of the expanding electric vehicles market and according to a new report, the company is gearing up to release its first electric vehicle in 2013.
Though not much detail about the car is available so far, Autoblog Spanish reported that Kia is planning to base the production model on the Venga Electric Vehicle concept that debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
Kia is yet to say anything about the Electric Vehicle so far but speculations are flying thick and fast. Rumors are strong that the car will come fitted with a lithium-ion battery which will be able to generate power up to 80 hp (60 kW / 82 PS). If the rumors are true, then Kia Venga Venga Electric Vehicle will have a range of approximately 140 km (87 miles) and a recharging time of six hours. Kia is planning to build two thousands test electric vehicles before putting the car up for sale in 2013.
The Venga Electric Vehicle concept that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show features an electric motor with 80 kW (109 PS / 107 hp) and 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) of torque. The car accelerates from 0-62 mph in 11.8 seconds and hits a top speed of 87 mph (140 km/h).