Introducing the Kia Hybrid & Electric Range
With the increasing number of Clean-Air zones in UK cities, the government plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and the current government plug-in grants of up to £3,000 of the cost of the vehicle plus up to £350 towards the installation of your charger available until 2022/23, there are many benefits for going electric now. For more information on the government OLEV grant click here.
Benefits of Owning a Plug-In Hybrid & 100% Electric Vehicle
Due to electric motors having fewer components, electric vehicle owners can expect to save an average of £3,250 on repair and maintenance costs over the life of the vehicle compared to a petrol powered car.
Plus, with the cost to charge an electric battery much lower than the price filling up with petrol or diesel you could see a typical saving of £780 per year, based on 12,500 miles, 46.3mpg fuel economy, £1.18/litre fuel cost, £0.20/kWh domestic electricity cost and an energy consumption of 16.5kWh/100km when charging the vehicle at home.
Driver's of electric vehicles also benefit from:
- Zero Road Tax
- Zero CO2 Emissions
- Zero Fuel Fumes
- Zero Gear Changes
- Zero Engine Vibrations
Living with an Electric Vehicle
Many people worry they won't be able to travel long distances between charges but in reality most 100% electric vehicles can drive over 200 miles on a full charge which is enough to drive from London to Leicester and back again.* A plug-in hybrid vehicle also has the capability of driving over 30 miles* on 100% electric power, which is enough range to get the average person to and from work each day.
In the UK there are more than 20,000 public chargepoints which is one of the biggest networks in Europe, with new locations being added every day.
Although most owners will charge their electric vehicle over night at home, if you need to re-charge on longer journeys its reasuring to know that you can acheive 80% battery charge in just 30minutes using a public rapid charger, which is just enough time to enjoy a coffee break. It's also good to know that most batteries now come with an 8 year/100,000 mile warranty.
Owners of electric vehicles can take advantage of remote functions, which they can control with a mobile phone, including checking the current level of battery charge, available mile range and the ability to set time when it is cheapest to charge their battery over night. There are helpful apps available to download which will calculate the cost of using a public charger, help locate your nearest charge point while you're on the road, allow you to plan your journey before you leave home and find out which energy suppliers have domestic tariffs tailored to electric vehicle drivers. A good example of this is Zap-Map, which is available on both Android and iOS, click here to visit their website.
Book a test drive today and experience for yourself how smooth, silent and enjoyable to drive your next car could be!
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 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).
XCeed Plug-In 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.
Ceed Sportswagon Plug-In Hybrid
Kia’s first European-built plug-in hybrid adds an ecological dimension to the Sportswagon’s athletic design and spaciousness. It will enable most people to complete their daily drives and short commutes solely on electric power.
Niro Plug-In Hybrid
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.
Niro Self-Charging Hybrid
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.
Sorento Plug-In Hybrid
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.
As one of the pioneers in EV technology, Kia have had time to refine and improve their EV range.
PLUS: The First 3 Services are FREE when you purchase the e-Niro or Soul EV on Kia Finance e-Plus.
Electric cars have far fewer moving parts than a traditional petrol or diesel engine, and therefore require less work when being serviced.
Soul EV - 100% Electric
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.
e-Niro - 100% Electric
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.
EV6 - 100% ELECTRIC
Discover the next generation of electric vehicle with the Kia EV6. 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.
Going Electric Makes Good Sense for your Business Too
With the current rate of BIK set at just 1% for 2021/2022 which will then rise to 2% until 2025 alongside the reduced vehicle running costs, ability to report significantly lower company fleet CO2 emissons and less National Insurance Contributions to pay, the benefits for any business are now certainly worth considering.
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*The electric range you achieve in real life conditions will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.