Electric Kia POP Concept Teased Ahead of Paris Auto Show
For the moment, all we know is that Kia’s zero-emissions concept car is dubbed POP and, at three metres long, yet with a three seat layout, “brings innovative design chic and dramatic styling to the city car segment.”
Other details shown by the photos include a panoramic glass roof plus LED taillights, probably to minimize electricity use. Although technical information is yet to be revealed, we might go as far as guessing that the vehicle likely draws power from the panoramic roof's integrated
In fact, the POP reminds us of the Ray concept revealed by Kia earlier this year in Chicago. The Ray Plug-in Hybrid was a concept on which the company will build its first production hybrid later this year.
The Ray used new technologies including nano-laminate films and cool-glazing materials applied to the concept to reduce solar heat. When the vehicle is parked in the sun, the solar cells provide a trickle charge that helps operate a cooling fan to reduce interior temperatures.
Obviously, only little can be seen in these photos of the POP but, taking into account that most concepts tend to adopt a futuristic design, a lot of these features will most likely miss the production model.
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