Kia Ray Plug-in Hybrid Concept Car Unveiled At 2010 Chicago Auto Show
Kia Ray Plug-in Hybrid Car
Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept car has been unveiled at the 2010 Chicago auto show. With the fuel cell and gas powered model, the Ray is making a grand launch here.
Based on the ‘EcoDynamics’ model, the Ray concept car promises to be a power pack product. It is a four-door, four-seat, plug-in hybrid model based on the Kia Forte platform. There is a 153hp, 1.4-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine along with a 78 kW electric motor. The Ray's front wheels can get power from any point, either from the gas engine or the electric motor or even from a combination of both.
According to a Kia statement, the concept car achieves an amazing 202 mpg as compared to GM's 230 mpg. On a one-time fuel, the car can travel up to746 miles. On a single recharge, the vehicle can also travel up to 50 miles.
As far as the interior is concerned, the Ray hybrid car also provides a nice view. Kia has applied certain eco-friendly tricks like the extensive use of lightweight composite materials and recycled materials everywhere in the vehicle. There is an all-glass roof to reduce the cabin temperature. The solar cells embedded in the glass roof also provide a cool-glazing experience to the traveller.