How Do Electric Cars (EVs) Work? | Kia UK
How do Electric cars work?
An electric car is just like any other car, except it uses a battery to drive a powerful electric motor. This makes them more economical and with no emissions, better for the environment. And instead of refuelling you simply recharge at home, or at one of the many public charge points.
Reasons to drive a Kia Electric car
There are substantial benefits to owning an electric car. Here are our top four.
Cheap to run
Charge at home
CAR Magazine EV6 Review
"And there's a clear winner... The Kia EV6. It drives the best, has the classiest cabin and the most advanced electronics, and is the most comfortable on broken B-roads or smooth motorways. It’s a striking looking car and shows the many upsides of EV ownership."
Electric Vehicle (EV) FAQs
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Electric car 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.Read more
Our Electric cars
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.
The all-electric Kia Soul EV steers clear of the status quo – taking bold to a whole new level bringing a fresh perspective to zero-emission driving.
Take the test. Find your match.
Finding out which Kia Electric and Hybrid Car best suits your needs and lifestyle is simple: Just answer the following 4 multiple-choice questions to generate your personal match.
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.Read More
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.read more
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.read more
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.Read More
How does charging work?
Don’t worry, charging may seem complicated, but in reality it’s very simple.read more
What is the cost of running an electric car?
Owning an electric car is cheaper than you might think, with tax incentives and lower running costs.read more
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