The global unveiling of the all-fresh Kia Borrego FCEV at the LA International Auto Show today has brought Kia Motors Corporation's (KMC) Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) program into a great technological leap forward.
Many improvements, such as a higher yield 154 horsepower fuel cell and a new 450-volts Supercapacitor provide the Borrego FCEV even greater performance, a considerably extended driving range and cold-weather starting ability to function in freezing weather conditions.
Offered with either a two and three tank system that comes with a 70MPa pressure, the Borrego FCEVâ€š engine is located under the center floor and brags an extra 47 horsepower of energy to generate a top yield of 154 horsepower (a 44-percent increase in contrast to the preceding generation) and run the vehicle to a ceiling speed of 100 miles per hour (mph) at the same time boasting a class-leading system efficiency of 62 percent.
Coming with a storage tank that accommodates 202 liters of hydrogen underneath the vehicle and ahead of the rear wheels, this current Kia Motors research vehicle has a travel range of about 426 miles.
Showing its ability to utilize the engineering of both gasoline/diesel production variants and fuel cell research vehicles at the same time, Kia Motors will be proficient to considerably enhance the efficiency and quality control of future fuel cell vehicle production processes.
Using lightweight aluminum body shell parts, the Borrego FCEV possesses a power-to-weight ratio that is like the new production model SUV. The FCEV also preserves the spacious personnel compartment, reduced levels of noise and total driving modification of its new gasoline/diesel-powered counterpart.