Kia has confirmed the development of seven new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as the carmaker pushes forward with its electrification drive. The seven models, previewed in a teaser, will all have made their debuts by 2027.

  • Expected to be based on Kia’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (e-GMP)
  • First model, codenamed CV, to debut in 2021
  • Carmaker to expand aftersales support and infrastructure for EVs

The plan for seven dedicated EVs expands on Kia’s previously announced Plan S strategy, which will result in it having 11 EVs (some as variants of existing models) on sale in global markets by 2025.

Kia president and CEO Ho-Sung Song, in a statement said, “By refocusing our business on electrification, we’re aiming for BEVs to account for 25 percent of our total worldwide sales by 2029.”

What is known about the new Kia EVs?

While specific segments for each…

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