Kia premieres the EV9 concept, wants to become fully electric in Europe by 2035

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Kia detailed an ambitious commitment to become fully carbon neutral by 2045, which will see it abandon combustion in Europe by 2035.

The South Korean manufacturer, which premiered its new EV9 electric SUV concept before a reveal at the Los Angeles Motor Show next week, plans to completely overhaul its product line and manufacturing processes with the goal of becoming a “provider of solutions for sustainable mobility”. “.

The EV9 has been described as an “important milestone” in Kia’s sustainability strategy. With a nature-inspired design and various recycled materials used in its construction, it “embodies Kia’s vision for the SUV segment.”

By 2045, Kia’s carbon production will be 97% lighter than in 2019, thanks to a series of measures it will implement in its vehicle supply, logistics, production and use operations to offset emissions.

But one of Kia’s most significant commitments under this strategy is to achieve “full electrification in major markets by 2040”. Its EV family of bespoke electric cars – currently comprised of EV6 and soon to include the production version of EV9 – it will expand in line with this transition.

Elsewhere, Kia will work with suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of the components it uses in vehicle manufacturing. It plans to introduce a new carbon emissions monitoring system for partner companies by 2022 and will provide solutions in areas where emissions can be reduced.

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