Seoul 2011: Kia Naimo EV Concept Debut

At the opening of the 2011 Seoul Motor Show, Korean automaker Kia revealed its new Naimo electric concept car to the world. The concept is a crossover EV which is named from the Korean word "Ne-mo", meaning 'square shape'. The Naimo is the third such electric vehicle to be unveiled by Kia in the past year, and it explores the practicalities of introducing a zero-emissions, five-door, four-seater car in the near future.

The Naimo draws its power by a permanent magnet synchronous motor that's capable of developing 107-horsepower and allowing the Naimo to reach a top speed of 93 mph. A twin-pack 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery gives the Naimo a driving range of 124 miles on a single charge. The battery can also be recharge to 80 percent capacity in just 25 minutes on a 50 kW recharging cycle, while a 3.3 kW normal cycle will take some five and a half hours.

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