New EV

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryKia Motors recently unveiled a new version of EV, SOUL. The new SOUL is scheduled to be operated with two types of power train – a 1.6 Turbo engine (maximum output 204ps, maximum torque 27.0kgf.m) and a 2.0 gasoline engine (maximum 152ps, maximum torque 19.6kgf.m) – in North America. The 1.6 turbo engine built-in with a 7-speed automatic transmission ensures performance improvement in acceleration and the impression of riding in driving.
The new SOUL is 4,195mm in length and 2,600mm in wheelbase, meaning it was reborn with added 55mm and 30mm, respectively, compared to the existing model. And the trunk volume was also increased to 364 liters (VDA standard), with 10 liters increased volume compared to the previous model, resulting in wider spaces for the interior and loading.
In particular, while maintaining its identity in design, the new EV was created with a future-oriented new identity only for EV, with well-finished designs in the front and back against gasoline models. The new EV adopts various functions for enjoyable driving while performing an anticipated certain level of efficiency.
The driving modes for the new EV come in four versions – comfort, sport, eco, and eco plus – for a unique and greater impression of ride. Besides, more innovative solutions that elevate efficiency in driving such as paddle shift for controlling of regenerative braking, smart regeneration system, and dial type electronic transmission lever (SBW) are applied.

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Greetings from the Chairman of KEVA

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KEVA will be Leading the Development of S. Korea’s EVs Industry to the Highest Level in the Global EVs Market.

 

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are considered the very best eco-friendly transportation mode these days, basically featuring pollution-free and technologically most stable among eco-friendly transportation means commensurate with the new era.

The current global automobile markets are facing an era where the international standards on environment and the basic conditions for purification of transportation means are being respectively intensified.

Fully meeting such conditions, various concepts of EV models are, with a significant decrease of comparative disadvantages against the existing general vehicles, being mass-produced in increasing numbers.

Recently, there have been growingly positive perceptions on EVs not only in advanced countries but also in South Korea. Moreover, it is so meaningful that this trend is spreading more widely, and thus promoting the growing necessity for EVs.

The Korea Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA), an affiliated organization of The Ministry of Environment, is composed of more than 50 member companies who are largely involved in the manufacturing of electric vehicles, batteries, chargers, charging services, electric vehicles parts, etc. KEVA carries out mediation and communication among the related governmental organizations. And also it performs the roles as cooperator and helper among the related industries. Thus, KEVA contributes to leading the development of South Korea’s EVs industry into the highest level in the global EVs markets.

There are numerous difficult issues to resolve in such related various areas as trade, environment and safety, horizontal industrial cooperation, etc. in the global EVs markets. KEVA was thus determined to try to have such pending issues well resolved through active steps.

KEVA will do its best to solve such challenging issues by enhancing the professionalism befitting the rising status of South Korea in the global electric vehicles industry.

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International Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology

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To be held July 5 to 7 at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju, displaying EVs for the first time

 

The 2018 International Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology (ICAT) will be held at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju from July 5 to 7, introducing the Korean and overseas electric vehicle (EV) industry and technology status.
ICAT is a conference that was expanded from the previous “International Symposium for Next-generation Automobile Technology”, held by the Automobile Research Center at Chonnam National University since 1995, into a specialized convention in Gwangju from 2015. The event is co-conducted by the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University, BK21+ (National Research Foundation of Korea), University of Honam, University of Ulsan, Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH), Gwangju Institute of Green-Car Advancement, Kimdaejung Convention Center, and Gwangju Convention & Visitor Bureau and sponsored by the Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), and the Korea Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE).
This year, 13 electric automobile experts from auto research centers in universities, research centers, automobile manufacturers and auto parts suppliers from seven countries including Korea, the USA, Poland, Japan, China, Germany, and Italy will be invited to give lectures under the theme “EVergreen.” They will give presentations on the key parts technology for electric vehicles and market status and propose future prospects.
A junior session is also prepared to present six posters from industries in Gwangju, six oral – and twenty-five posterpresentations from professors, researchers, and graduate students who are the heroes of the future automobile industry. In particular, this conference will provide two-way simultaneous interpretation between Korean and English for the professionals from the local SMEs, thereby eliminating the inconvenience and language barriers.
During the conference, the 11th International Green Car Korea, the first green car exhibition of the country, will be held at the same venue. This event will offer multiple benefits with the opportunities for education, attraction, and entertainment through conferences where various cultural performances to enhance the satisfaction of participants and tours around Gwangju will be offered free of charge.
“ICAT 2018 is a platform that enables research on electric vehicles and allows industry experts to understand the development and flow of advanced technologies and to predict the future. In particular, I hope that it will bring more vitality to the Eco-friendly Auto Parts Cluster Development Project for Gwangju City by co-hosting the event with the International Green Car Korea,” explained Choi Byeong-cheol, president of the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University.
ICAT 2018 is open to members of the public who are interested in the electric vehicle industry and can be accessed via the official website of ICAT: http://www.icat-gj.org. A special discount of US$ 150 or KRW 150,000 will be offered for early registration until June 20, and free beverage coupons will be given to the first 100 arrivals. For registration and on-site registration after June 20, a registration fee of US$ 200 or KRW 200,000 is applied. For further information, please contact the Gwangju Convention & Visitor Bureau (Tel: 82-62-611-3641).

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