The Worldwide harmonized light vehicles test procedure (WLTP) has given higher maximum mileage of the Kia e-Niro due to a measurement error.
According to the release, the Korean manufacturer discovered the error and reported it. It turns out that the Worldwide harmonized light vehicles test procedure has chosen the wrong method of research. Because of it, the Kia e-Niro has spent more time in the city, which has reduced the speed of the electric car and consequently lowered the energy consumption.
Earlier it was announced that the machine has a mileage of 310 km with one charge in the version with batteries with a capacity of 32.2 kW/h and 474 km batteries with a capacity of 64 kW/h. The new indicators are 288 and 453 km respectively.
After detecting the mistake, Kia has contacted customers who have already ordered the electric car and informed them of the change, explaining the error in certification. However, the question remains whether the wrong method has been used in Hyundai Kona tests, which uses the same drive.
The power unit of the Kia e-Niro consists of an electric motor with a power of 204 hp or 135 hp. The crossover accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 sec. The battery with a capacity of 64 kW/h can be charged up to 80% for 54 minutes.