Electric Cars | Take the Lead. Drive Electric | Kia UK
Take the lead. Drive electric.
Since launching our first Soul EV in 2014 and winning WhatCar? 2018 Car of the Year for our e-Niro, we haven’t stopped expanding our range of electric vehicles to make it one of the most comprehensive and exciting around. This year the Kia EV6 won a range of awards, including WhatCar? 2022 Car of the Year.
How an Electric car works
• Electric Kias can cover long distances with zero tailpipe emission. In fact, our EV6 can go up to 328 miles (combined WLTP testing) on a single charge.
• Our models can be charged from home or a 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.
Benefits of Electric Cars
Kia electric 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.
Long distance driving
Do you sometimes travel long distance? Whatever your lifestyle, electric cars 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.
Our Electric Range
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.
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 a car that’s always ready when you need it. Kia can help you along on this journey, with exclusive offers from our preferred partners.
Charging in Public
Public charging has come a long way. Not only is there a very significant, and fast-expanding 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.
Pioneering 7 Year Warranty
A sustainable car is one that lasts, and that’s very much how we design our vehicles. Every Kia model benefits from our 7 Year Warranty that covers you for up to 100,000 miles, giving you reassurance and protection against unexpected costs.
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.
A world of benefits
Our e-GMP platform is one of the first solutions in the automotive industry to offer 800V charging, allowing you to charge your EV6 from 0% - 80% in 18 minutes only.
Kia’s future is connected and so is yours. Kia Connect supplies a range of services and functionalities right to your car and through our Kia Connect app.
Need to know more?
How does an electric car work? How does an electric car work?
Electric cars have an electric motor which powers the vehicle, rather than a fuel engine. Its energy comes from the battery, which goes directly to the wheels and powers the car instantly.
What is the best electric car for you? What is the best electric car for you?
At Kia we have a range of Electric and Hybrid vehicles to suit different needs and lifestyles. Find out more about our best electric cars, including Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Mild-Hybrid and Electric here.
Is there a government grant for electric cars? Is there a government grant for electric cars?
There is currently no government electric car grant in the UK however there are other forms of government incentives for electric cars. A Kia electric car usually benefits from lower road tax and more favourable benefit-in-kind taxation for company car drivers.
Do Electric cars pay tax? Do Electric cars pay tax?
If your Electric car is fully battery powered, there is no electric car tax to pay as excise duty for the 2022/2023 tax year.
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7 Year Warranty
Kia high voltage lithium ion battery-units in electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) are built to have a long life. These batteries are covered by the KIA warranty for a period of 7 years from initial registration or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. For low voltage batteries (48V and 12V) in mild-hybrid electric vehicles (MHEV), the Kia warranty covers a period of 2 years from initial registration regardless of mileage. For EVs and PHEVs only, Kia guarantees a 70% capacity of the battery. Capacity reduction of the battery in HEV and MHEV is not covered by the warranty. To minimize possible capacity reduction, consult the owner's manual. Kia warranty covers a period of 7 years from initial registration or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Deviations according to the valid guarantee conditions, e.g. for battery, paint and equipment, subject to local terms and conditions. For full Kia warranty terms and exclusions click here