Kia Electric and Hybrid cars use electric power or a combination of electric and petrol power to drive the engine. This makes them more economical to run with lower emissions than a traditional petrol driven car.
So, whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint, or simply wish to lower the cost of running your car, there are plenty of reasons to go electric and making the switch is much simpler than you might think. There are many reasons to choose the Kia Electric and Hybrid Range, some examples are shown below. But you might find the main one is, they're great to drive!
Every Kia car comes with a class leading 7-year 100,000 mile warranty, including the battery. So you get 7 years of driving please, 7 years of lower running costs and 7 years peace of mind.
The Kia Electric and Hybrid vehicles can easily manage the vast majority of journeys we take without having to recharge, with the e-Niro and Soul EV delivering a reassuring 282 miles on full charge.
As one of the pioneers in EV technology Kia have had time to refine and improve their EV range.
Electric cars also have far fewer moving parts that traditional petrol or diesel engine, and therefore require less work when being serviced.
Discover a world of smart convenience and amazing sensations. The Kia e-Niro gives you instant acceleration, easy charging and long-range driving. All in the comfort of a spacious, stylish and extremely quiet cabin. And all of this with zero exhaust emissions. Sustainable driving has never felt so good.
The all-electric Kia Soul EV steers clear of the status quo – taking bold to a whole new level and bringing a fresh perspective to zero-emission driving.
Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle represents the brand’s new design philosophy that embodies our shifting focus towards electrification. With its bold and distinctive crossover aesthetics and high-end technical features, the new EV6 gives its driver an instinctive and natural experience that improves daily life and lets inspiration travel with you wherever you go.
With the Niro Plug-in Hybrid you will experience the top qualities of a modern crossover: compact exterior, roomy and refined interior, harmoniously blended with the best talents of a true hybrid, highly efficient engine with great fuel economy and low emissions.
With the Kia Niro you will experience the top qualities of a modern crossover, compact exterior, roomy and refined interior, harmoniously blended with the best talents of a true hybrid.
The radical crossover coupé is high off the ground, with a long bonnet and a fast sloping silhouette. 18” wheels enhance the athletic profile, while LED lights and the ‘Ice Cube’ LED daytime running lights shine at the front. The sporty bumper and closed tiger-nose grille are both stunning and aerodynamically effective.
With the all-new Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid you can have it all. Zero-emission driving whenever you need to. Eco-efficiency, impressive power – and no end of driving pleasure.
The fun in this unique urban crossover carries on with the 1.0 T-GDI 118 bhp 7-speed dual clutch transmission or manual engine. Thanks to the advanced Mild Hybrid powertrain, fuel efficiency is even greater with all the same dynamism (available on 'GT-Line' upwards).
The Kia Rio features an advanced mild hybrid powertrain, giving you low-emission everyday driving. By pairing the latest 1.0 T-GDi gasoline engine with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, it can reduce fuel consumption levels. (Available on the '3' and 'GT-Line S' grades)
The Sportage line up now includes Kia’s ‘EcoDynamics+’ mild-hybrid powertrain options. EcoDynamics+ supplements acceleration with power form a 48-Volt battery, extends engine ‘off time’ and can even help reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4% on the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP)
Are you thinking about making the switch to an electric car? The questions and answers below will begin to give you a little more information about the electric and hybrid cars available from Kia. Clicking on each question or the 'find out more' button will take you to information pages, that will hopefully help answer any questions that you may have about the Kia eco range.
What is electric?
A battery electric vehicle is better for the environment than a petrol or diesel car, cheaper to run, and simple to own. Energy is stored in a large battery, which drives a powerful electric motor. To charge it, simply plug it into a home chargepoint, or a public charger when you're out and about, and the car will take care of the rest.
What is hybrid?
Hybrid cars can offer you improved fuel economy and lower emissions, without the need to change how you use your vehicle. No plugging in required. Self-charging hybrid cars work just like a conventional car - no need to plug in - just fill up with fuel at the pumps, and off you go! Alongside a petrol or diesel engine, hybrid cars also have an electric motor that is powered by a small battery which assists the engine.
What is plug-in hybrid?
Plug-in hybrid cars can offer you many of the benefits of an electric car, they have a shorter electric range but can rely on a petrol motor for longer trips. The battery is much larger than in a self-charging hybrid, meaning the car is able to travel around 30 miles on battery power alone. Like a self-charging hybrid, the battery can be charged while driving, however for the full benefit, you will need to plug it in.
What is mild hybrid?
Mild hybrids allow your engine to switch off more frequently, which improves fuel economy and reduces emissions. Mild hybrids work in a similar way to self-charging hybrid, but have a smaller battery. Because the battery is smaller, a mild hybrid cannot drive on battery power alone.
What about charging?
Charging an electric car, may seem a bit daunting, but it is as simple as charging any other electric item. To charge your vehicle from home, it is best to get a home charge point installed. A dedicated home EV charger will charge your car much faster than using a three-pin plug - up to three times quicker!
What about the running costs?
Owning and running an electric car costs a lot less than you might think. Servicing and maintaining an electric car is simpler and cheaper, which saves you money. This is due to the fact that electric car engines have just three main components and fewer moving parts than a combustion engine. Electricity is also cheaper than petrol or diesel. Driving a car on electricity can cost around a third of an equivalent petrol or diesel car.