Kia America Plugs into Electrify Expo Seattle

September 7th, 2023 by

Kia America is bringing its award-winning lineup of EVs to the annual Electrify Expo in Seattle. The expo will be held at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington from September 9-10. Attendees can learn more about the benefits of owning an EV and get hands-on experience with Kia’s EV6, EV6 GT, 2023 Niro EV, and the upcoming dedicated three-row EV SUV, the EV9. Attendees will be among the first to experience the EV9 in person.

Electrify Expo Seattle will further reinforce the message that Kia is one of seven leading automakers who together are forming a joint venture to develop a nationwide network of charging stations in an effort to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles and make zero-emission driving even more accessible. Participating automakers in the joint venture are BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz Group, and Stellantis NV.

“Electrify Expo is the best place to learn about electric vehicles, experience Kia’s commitment to sustainable mobility and learn more about what’s in store for the future of automotive electrification,” said Steven Center, COO & EVP, Kia America. “With our world-class lineup of award-winning electrified models continually gaining in popularity, we look at the Electrify Expo events as a way to reach even more consumers and learn about not only their attitudes toward electrification but also to dispel some of the pervasive myths regarding the impact transitioning to EVs will have on their day-to-day lives.”

Kia is investing in EV production in the United States by producing the EV9 in West Point, Georgia starting next year. “We’d like to be one of the most respected leaders in the EV world,” Kia President Sean Yoon shared in a TIME interview. “And in order to accomplish that target we are going to make all the necessary investments in the United States.”

Kia has also produced a series of educational videos titled, Kia EV Education 101 – An Introduction to Hybrids and EVs which provide additional clarity to and understanding of the EV ownership experience. Available through the Kia America YouTube Channel, the video series can help educate consumers on the various aspects of owning a hybrid or electric vehicle, including commonly used terms; the differences between hybrid and all-electric vehicles; at-home vs. public charging; EV cost savings; maximizing battery life; what range means and how to plan for road trips.

Attendees and industry leaders will discuss legislation affecting the EV industry, range anxiety, battery materials and sustainability, charging infrastructure, the future of autonomous driving applications and supply chain barriers. A full list of sessions and presenters can be found by visiting

Kia’s 2023 Electrify Expo Schedule
September 9-10

Seattle – Marymoor Park

October 14-15

Miami – Miami Dade Fairgrounds

Electrify Expo is North America’s largest outdoor electric vehicle (EV) festival showcasing the latest technology and products in electrification including startup and legacy EVs, electric motorcycles, bikes, scooters, skateboards, boats, surfboards and more. The festival addresses one of the most challenging barriers to mass adoption of electric vehicles – first-hand experience with the product – with meaningful demonstrations and test rides. Top brands from around the world exhibit and attend Electrify Expo’s events to meet consumers at all stages on their path to electrification. 2023 events will take place in Long Beach and San Francisco, Calif., Washington DC, New York, Seattle, Miami, and Austin, Texas.