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How do electric cars work?

All Electric cars, also known as electric battery-powered cars, are powered by an electric motor and battery, with an external plug socket to charge your EV car's battery. This diagram shows in more detail how these components work together.

All our Kia Electric cars can cover long distances with zero tailpipe emission. In fact, the EV6 can go up to 328 miles (combined WLTP testing) on a single charge.

All our Kia electric vehicles can be charged from a home or public charge point using Type 2 and CCS standard sockets. At a rapid DC charging station they will charge in less time than you need to take a break.

For added efficiency, Kia Electric cars come with regenerative braking, which allows them to funnel significant amounts of energy back to the battery through braking or deceleration. It’s also a new way of driving, using the brake pedal a lot less and relying on regenerative braking instead.

Diagram showing how Electric cars work, with labels for the electric motor, battery and type 2 and CCS Combo.

Benefits of an electric car

The emission-free driving experience of our Kia Electric cars comes with a suite of more sustainable and money-saving advantages. Join the charge and enjoy the benefits of driving an electric car.

Optimal performance

All Kia EV cars deliver maximum torque immediately, so you get instant throttle response and brisk acceleration. Their low centre of gravity – thanks to the positioning of the battery – means you also enjoy superior handling.​

Electric only drive

Sound of silence? Not quite, but drive a Kia electric car – whether in town or on the motorway - and you’ll notice how relaxing and quiet it is. This also means far less noise pollution.

Long distance driving

Do you sometimes travel long distance? Whatever your lifestyle, electric vehicles are convenient to use both for short and long journeys. Not only do they benefit from significant range, but they charge fast and you can rely on convenient public charging solutions like Kia Charge.


Driving electric is as rewarding as it is exciting. Our Electric cars release no harmful tailpipe emissions, so you can enjoy the peace of mind of a more planet-friendly driving experience.​

Tax benefits

Pure EV cars attract various tax benefits and exemptions, including a current Congestion Charge exemption for zero-emission vehicles until 2025. Find out more about electric car tax benefits.

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Kia EV owner paying for electricity via a bp pulse tap point.

Cost of ownership

Electric cars have a higher purchase price compared to conventional cars. But take a look at our electric cars’ attractive running costs – with a range of savings on electricity, tax or parking and robust resale values – and you’ll find them hard to resist.

Kia electric car being charged at home via a home charging point installation.

Charging at Home

If you have your own off-street parking space, you have an opportunity to make the most out of your electric car – both from a cost and convenience point-of-view. With your own home charge point and the right energy tariff, you will be able to leverage the best possible recharge costs while having an electric car that’s always ready when you need it. Kia can help you along on this journey, with exclusive offers from our preferred partners.

Kia electric car using ultra-fast charging at a public EV charging station, using Kia's bolt-on Ionity subscription.

Charging in Public

Public charging has come a long way. Not only is there a very significant, and fast-expanding electric car public charging network at your disposal, but solutions like Kia Charge now allow you to effortlessly navigate between the different charging networks and countries with a single solution.

Bold and distinctive exterior of the Kia Niro.

Pioneering 7 Year Warranty

A sustainable car is one that lasts, and that’s very much how we design our vehicles. Every Kia electric car benefits from our 7 Year Warranty that also covers you for up to 100,000 miles, giving you reassurance and protection against unexpected costs.

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Future inspired. Technically Brilliant.

The Kia electrified range offers you powertrains designed to take on the future of driving. Plus, make every journey an inspired one with Kia connect — offering you advanced onboard features and app-enabled services to keep you connected along the way.