Building on the successful launch of HEVs, Kia Motors has increased battery capacity and is currently developing PHEVs, which enable full electric operation over an extended distance. The PHEV model may come in 2018 or later. Kosowski wouldn’t confirm the possibility of an all-electric version of the Niro. However, there may be enough room in the vehicle to house a big enough battery pack. The Kia Niro and recently launched Hyundai Ioniq share the same drivetrain.