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Benefits of Buying a Small Electric Car

With the EV market booming, more and more electric cars are being built in all shapes and sizes. Today, small electric cars are becoming a particularly popular choice among drivers.

Small cars have long been hailed for their economy and convenience. This goes even further with the benefit of electric vehicles and emission-free driving. Let’s learn more about how small EV cars optimise long-term value and sustainability, and why they make the ideal choice for many solo drivers or couples.

Jodie Kidd and the Kia EV9

What are the benefits of driving a small car?

A small car simply refers to any compact-sized car, which usually still comfortably seats three passengers and a driver. The popularity of small cars, particularly among individuals, couples and first-time drivers, is down to an array of impressive benefits. These include:

• Better fuel economy – Small cars tend to have a better fuel economy because of their smaller engine and overall size, which leads to lower running costs.

• Easier parking and manoeuvring – Because of their size, small cars tend to be more agile, more manoeuvrable, and easier to slide into smaller parking spots.

• Lower road tax – The more CO2 emissions your car releases, the higher your road tax. Small cars tend to release fewer emissions, because their engines are smaller, so they also pay lower road tax rates. • Lower service and insurance costs – With smaller engines than their bigger counterparts, small cars tend to have lower insurance and service costs.

• Higher resale value – Small cars are more attractive to a broader range of customers, and therefore often have a higher resale value.

Experience all these benefits and more when you explore Kia’s range of small cars.

Jodie Kidd and the Kia EV9

What are the benefits of driving a small electric car?

Due to their increased comfort, better economy and improved sustainability, small electric cars are becoming an increasingly popular choice for drivers. When you opt for a small EV car, you get the best of both worlds, as the inherent benefits of driving a compact car maximise the various advantages of EVs.

Electric cars are known to be more efficient than regular petrol and diesel cars. This is because much of the energy generated by an ICE is wasted as heat, whereas, in an electric car, any unused energy is transferred back into the EV battery to charge it.

As a result, electric cars are much more efficient than their petrol and diesel counterparts. Small cars often have impressive fuel economies, so choosing a compact electric car provides optimal efficiency and, in turn, lower running costs.

Small electric cars are also ideal for city driving, as their compactness means they’re much more agile, manoeuvrable and easy to park. Even better, as zero-emission vehicles, small electric vehicles are currently eligible for a 100% discount from the Congestion Charge and other Clean Air Zone fees in cities across the UK.

Of course, on top of these benefits that come with choosing a small EV, going electric means you can also reap the rewards of emission-free driving. With no tailpipe, electric cars are more planet friendly, as they release no CO2 emissions and help to improve the air quality on our roads. Additionally, electric cars currently benefit from various tax exemptions or discounts and are eligible for numerous government grants and incentives.

Jodie Kidd and the Kia EV9

Go big when you choose small electric cars with Kia

At Kia, we take pride in our extensive EV range that caters to a variety of driver needs and purposes. For individuals or couples, our smaller electric vehicles, like the Kia Niro and the Soul EV, are the perfect choice. With elevated comfort and convenience alongside an impressive economy and unrivalled environmental value, you can be sure to find the best small electric car for your needs with Kia.

All our electric cars, including our smaller models, come with a suite of cutting-edge driver assist programmes and Kia Charge, our expansive charging network of over 42,200 public EV charging stations across the UK. With both our luxury smaller electric cars, the Niro and the Soul EV, you also have access to Kia Connect services, which include connected navigation with real-time traffic updates, charging scheduling capabilities, and voice control, so you can make city driving easy.

Explore our small electric car range to discover all this and more and find the best small EV for you.

Jodie Kidd and the Kia EV9

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