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Delivery anxiety is also for e-Niro


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Most popular: Kia boss Irene Solstad can tell about a very long list of booking owners for e-Niro. (Photo: Morten Abrahamsen / NTB)

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Socket for charging: The loading port for e-Niro is where the grill can be found on the Niro-based hybrid drive line. (Photo: Morten Abrahamsen / NTB)

Kia's new electric car, e-Niro, has a good range and relatively low price. Therefore, it becomes popular and problematic.

"This is a car many have been waiting for," says Irene Solstad, CEO of Kia Bil Norge, when she shows the electric car Kia e-Niro for the first time in Norway.

Something she was right about. To date, they have 6250 paying 7777 kroner to be on the order list.

Solstad can also reveal the Norwegian award, which will be 377,400 caron to the top rated version – which will be the first 1000 edition of the car.

E-Niro has 451 liters of larger cargo than golf, and representatives of Kia say it's significantly bigger than the Hyundai Kona's electric car, which has much the same technique. This will also protect the higher price.

But e-Niro is facing the same problems as Kona, and more electric cars ahead of them, namely the relationship between demand and delivery rates in Norway.

"There will be 100 cars before the New Year, which will be available to dealers as demobilists, and then we begin deliveries to the customer during the new year," says Solstad.

It will take time

The importer expects to collect a total of 2000 cars next year.

"If you're on the list now, you'll probably get your car by 2020," she says.

The 64 kWh battery gives the car a range of 48.5 miles in a relatively realistic WLTP cycle.

Solsted did not hide the fact that she wanted to get more concrete information from the factory, but it was difficult. At the same time, she said that Norway is an important country in terms of deliveries.

"We are one of four priority countries, together with France, Sweden and the Netherlands, which are also the countries that launched the model this year.

Currently, e-Niro is not provided with the hanger attached. It is going to be tested in the winter and can come after a while.

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