The Ray EV's bold instrument cluster displays electric motor operation, battery status, and distance to recharge.
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The front radiator grille flap of the Ray EV covers an electricity inlet for a 220-volt supply for the slow recharge mode. The fast recharge mode inlet is in the same location as the fuel intake of the regular models.
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The Ray EV is equipped with the first-ever EV-specific navigation system that features a 7-inch screen and provides information on the nearest locations of the slow/fast recharging stations.
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The generally silent-running Ray EV features a Virtual Engine Sound System; when driven at speeds below 12 mph, or when backing up, this system delivers a mix of prerecorded gas engine noises.
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The Kia Ray EV rides on supersmooth 14-inch alloy wheels for optimal aerodynamic performance and minimal drag.
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The Kia Ray EV shares the same major dimensions as the Kia Ray CUV and can share a production line with conventional combustion-engine vehicles.
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Kia designed the Ray EV to be as safe as gasoline cars. It comes equipped with six air-bags and standard electronic stability features including VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) and HAC (Hill Assist Control) to prevent rollback.
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The lithium ion polymer battery pack of the Ray EV is engineered for a 10-year lifecycle. It is located under the rear seat and cabin floor, instead of creating a hump between the driver and passenger sides.
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