Kia teases ‘Concept EV9’ as part of sustainability roadmap

Kia has shared the first images of the Kia Concept EV9, an all-electric SUV that forms part of the manufacturer’s roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

Following the launch of EV6, images of the Kia Concept EV9 were revealed ahead of AutoMobility LA, and show the EVs cabin, interior and features such as an “interactive ultra-wide display.”

The Concept EV9 hints at Kia’s next model in the dedicated BEV line-up based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) architecture, following in the footsteps of the Kia EV6.

Kia will debut the Concept EV9 at 11:15 (PST) on 17th November at AutoMobility LA, which takes place at the LA Convention Center.

The release of these images coincides with Kia’s roadmap to achieving carbon neutrality by 2045, which it says will be based around three key pillars.

The pillars – ‘Sustainable Mobility’, ‘Sustainable Planet’ and ‘Sustainable Energy’ – will guide Kia in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions in all operational facets, from supply, logistics, vehicle production and vehicle use through to disposal of waste. By 2045, Kia plans to reduce 97% of the company’s 2019 level of carbon emissions.

The company says it will attain carbon neutrality by also implementing additional measures to fully offset its remaining carbon emissions.

Hosung Song, president and CEO of Kia, said: “For us, it is not only about setting goals and reaching targets. It is about setting a vision that will inspire others to join the movement to benefit humanity and protect the environment. In line with our vision of becoming a sustainable mobility solutions provider, we commit to achieving carbon neutrality by 2045.”

Kia aims to fully electrify its vehicle line-up in Europe by 2035, and globally by 2040. Kia is also working with its suppliers to reduce carbon emissions from the parts supply stage. Kia will also transition all company fleet vehicles to electrified vehicles by 2030.

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