The electric car bandwagon is pushing full steam ahead as another automaker has decided to jump up and tag along. Kia Motors will unveil a new electric concept called the "POP" at the Paris Motor Show on September 30th. This latest concept from Kia will produce zero emissions and will be long enough, at three meters, to fit three.
While Kia revealed no other details on the concept, we expect it to be a preview version of a future city electric model that will take on models like the Toyota iQ. Taking a look at the picture you can notice that the POP concept features a panoramic glass roof, so we expect a powertrain similar to the one of the Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept . This concept is powered by an all aluminum Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) 1.4 Liter engine producing 153 HP combined with a 78kw electric motor mated to a permanently engaged fixed ratio Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for increased fuel efficiency.
Further information will be released in due course. The 2010 Paris Motor Show runs from September 30th to October 17th.