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On this episode, we share our first impressions of the 2023 Kia Niro Electric. Find out how the Niro compares to its corporate EV siblings, the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, and how subtle changes affect the driver’s experience. We also answer a question about all-wheel-drive EVs in winter driving conditions.
0:00 – Intro
0:15 – 2023 Kia Niro Electric
3:34 – Driving impressions
6:54 – Regenerative braking
8:47 – Visibility and the Aeroblade
10:43 – Interior controls
13:18 – Accommodations/floor height
15:22 – Which Kia EV/hybrid would we choose?
18:20 – Question: Which EV system has better traction in winter driving conditions?
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What!! Jennifer not in the driver’s seat?!? Great presentation!
Good show thanks 👍
To clarify, the $7,500 government incentive on new EVs is a tax credit, not a rebate. In order to get the full $7,500 on a qualifying EV (what qualifies is very confusing; check government websites on this), you must have at least $7,500 tax liability. So if you have less tax liability on your federal income tax return, you will only get as much credit as your liability. For many people, including me, that would be less than $7,500.
Grew up on rear wheel drive cars. Till 1987. Bought an old ford fiesta. It worked ok in the snow but so tiny! Loved my Mazda protoge. But now seek out rear or all wheel drive (grew up in upstate ny)
Love the new hair, Jen!
how does it compare to the hyundai kona ev ?