New Kia augmented reality app helps drivers ‘Go Electric’

-New app addresses questions from car buyers considering EVs

-Introduces aspects of EV driving and ownership in convenient way

-Users can visualise and learn about Kia EVs in the real world with AR

-More EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids to be added to app in future

-App available for free and compatible with many iOS and Android devices

Frankfurt, 17 June 2020 – Kia Motors Europe has launched a new app, ‘Go Electric’, to explain every aspect of the brand’s electric vehicles (EVs) to customers considering plug-in options.

The new app seeks to answer questions that many drivers have about new EVs, including how the various powertrains work, how the driving experience differs and how to charge.

The first version of the Go Electric app is focused on the popular e-Niro fully-electric crossover. It enables users to delve into the car’s many features and technologies, and learn all about the battery performance of Kia’s top-selling EV. The app also lets users customise their ideal e-Niro and create an augmented reality (AR) visualisation of the car – in their favourite colour – using their smartphone or tablet camera. The AR visualiser lets users see the car in real-world surroundings, with mixed reality (MR) prompts appearing on the car to provide users with additional information on specific vehicle attributes.

The Go Electric app will be used by Kia dealer staff to help explain the brand’s growing range of EVs to customers. Furthermore, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the app enables drivers to learn and discover more about how EVs work from the comfort of their own home.

The app is compatible with many iOS and Android mobile devices. Kia will also update the app in future with new EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids from the brand’s European vehicle line-up. The app is currently available in English, with more languages and new content due to be added in the near future.

Kia’s Go Electric app is free to download from the following links:

Apple App Store

Google Play Store