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How much does an Electric car cost?

Whichever you choose, it may surprise you how much you can save in the long run. There are some great deals, government grants and tax incentives that make owning an electric car more affordable than you might think.

Benefits of choosing an Electric vehicle

There are lots of cost advantages to owning an electric car. Here are some you might find surprising.

Lower maintenance costs

Lower maintenance costs

Petrol and diesel engines are incredibly complex and have hundreds of components that can wear, fail and need replacing. Electric cars on the other hand have just three main components and far fewer moving parts than a combustion engine. That means servicing and maintenance is simpler and cheaper, which saves you money.
Tax benefits

Tax benefits

There is no yearly or first-year tax with an electric vehicle, which could save you around £500 over the first three years of ownership compared to a mid-sized petrol or diesel equivalent.
Big savings on BiK tax for company car drivers

Big savings on BiK tax for company car drivers

Company car tax is already drastically lower if you drive an electric car. From 6th April 2020 battery electric cars are now 0% BiK. This increases to just 1% post April 6th 2021 and 2% in 2022/23- that represents a massive saving over a conventional car.
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Electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel

Electricity is cheap, particularly when you charge at home. When you look at cost per mile, driving on electricity can cost around a third of an equivalent petrol or diesel car.

Electric car cost myths

An electric car could massively reduce your running costs, but is it right for you? To help you make an informed choice, we’ve dispelled some of the most common EV myths.

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Consider a Plug-In Hybrid - they're great for longer journeys!

With a Plug-In Hybrid, you'll get all the cost benefits of a fully electric car when driving locally, but have the peace of mind when venturing further afield, by easily switching to petrol.

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Kia EV Insurance

Kia EV Insurance

If you currently own or are going to purchase a Kia Electric Vehicle (EV) or a Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) you can be confident that your car will receive the specialist electric vehicle cover and care it needs with Kia Electric Vehicle Insurance.

Our Electric cars

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Kia e-Niro from £32,895

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 emissions. Sustainable driving has never felt so good.

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Soul EV from £34,995

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.

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More about Electric & Hybrid cars

  • What is a battery electric car?

    A battery electric vehicle is better for the environment than a petrol or diesel car, cheaper to run and simpler to own. Like the sound of that? Our simple guide can tell you more.

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  • What is a Hybrid car?

    A hybrid car switches between petrol and electric automatically to optimise driving performance, improve fuel economy and lower emissions. Simply get in and the car generates power as you drive. No plugging in required.

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  • What is a Plug-In Hybrid car?

    Plug-in Hybrid cars use a combination of petrol and electric to offer you many of the benefits of an electric car and a petrol engine combined.

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  • What is a Mild Hybrid car?

    Kia’s mild hybrid cars use a very small battery and a clever motor/generator to save fuel and lower emissions.

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  • How does charging work?

    Don’t worry, charging may seem complicated, but in reality it’s very simple.

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  • What is the cost of running an electric car?

    Owning an electric car is cheaper than you might think, with Government grants, tax incentives and lower running costs.

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