Kia Motors Unveils Next Generation Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Posted on 20. Nov, 2008 by in Kia Canada

KIA MOTORS UNVEILS NEXT GENERATION FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Revolutionary Borrego FCEV Debuts at
Los Angeles International Auto Show

  • World premiere for new Borrego FCEV
  • New technologies boost opening of fuel dungeon electric vehicle
  • LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov 20, 2008 Kia Motors Corporations (KMC) Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) module takes a vital technological step brazen currently with a tellurian phenomenon of a all-new Kia Borrego FCEV during a Los Angeles International Auto Show.

    Numerous innovations including a aloft outlay 154 horsepower fuel dungeon and a new 450-volts Supercapacitor give a Borrego FCEV aloft performance, a severely extended pushing operation and cold-weather starting capability to work in sub-zero temperatures.

    Available with dual and 3 tank systems with 70MPa pressure, a Borrego FCEVs energy plant is located underneath a core building and boasts an additional 47 horsepower of energy to furnish a rise outlay of 154 horsepower (a 44-percent boost compared to a prior generation) and propel a car to a tip speed of 100 miles per hour (mph) while braggadocio a best-in-class complement potency of 62 percent. With a 202-liter hydrogen storage tank located underneath a car and forward of a back wheels, this latest Kia Motors investigate car has a operation of about 426 miles.

    Entering this new proviso of a module is unequivocally exciting, pronounced Dr. Hyun Soon Lee, boss of investigate and growth for a Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group. Now we will be means to build fuel dungeon electric vehicles in aloft volumes and reduce cost for swift contrast and a latest Borrego FCEV drives us closer to creation fuel dungeon vehicles accessible for consumers.

    Demonstrating a ability to control engineering of both gasoline/diesel prolongation models and fuel dungeon investigate vehicles simultaneously, Kia Motors will be means to significantly urge a potency and peculiarity control of destiny fuel dungeon car prolongation processes.

    With a use of lightweight aluminum physique bombard components, a Borrego FCEV has a power-to-weight ratio that is identical to a new prolongation indication SUV. The FCEV also retains a ample cabin, low sound levels and altogether pushing excellence of a new gasoline/diesel-powered sibling.

    Technical Specifications

    Type: Fuel Cell + Supercapacitor
    Fuel Cell Output: 154 horsepower (115kW)
    Additional Power Output: 134 horsepower Supercapacitor (100kW)
    Traction Motor Output: 147 horsepower (110kW)
    Dimensions: 192.1 x 75.4 x 71.3 inches
    Curb Weight: 4,960 pounds (2,250kg)

    Max. Speed: 100 mph
    Zero to 60 mph Acceleration: 12.8 seconds
    Max. Distance: 426 miles with 3 tanks
    Fuel economy: 54 mpg (EPA total F/E)

    About Kia Motors America

    Kia Motors America (KMA) is a sales, selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 640 dealers via a United States. For 2007, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of record U.S. sales. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

    Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

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