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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. One of our Electric cars, the Kia EV6, has already won a range of awards, including WhatCar? 2022 Car of the Year.

How do Electric car works?

All Electric cars, also known as electric battery-powered cars, are powered by an electric motor and battery, with an external plug socket to charge your EV car's battery. Our diagram shows in more detail how these components work together.

Diagram showing how Electric cars work, with labels for the electric motor, battery and type 2 and CCS Combo.

All our Electric cars 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.

All our electric vehicles can be charged from a home or 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.

*The range was determined according to the standardised EU measurement procedure (WLTP). The individual driving style and other factors, such as speed, outside temperature, topography and the use of electricity-consuming devices/units, have an influence on the real-life range and can possibly reduce it.

 

 

Benefits of Electric Cars

The emission-free driving experience of our Kia Electric cars comes with a suite of more sustainable and money-saving advantages. Join the charge and enjoy the benefits of driving an electric car.

  • Optimal performance



    All Kia EV 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. This also means far less noise pollution.

  • Long distance driving



    Do you sometimes travel long distance? Whatever your lifestyle, electric vehicles 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.

  • Emission-free



    Driving electric is as rewarding as it is exciting. Our Electric cars release no harmful tailpipe emissions, so you can enjoy the peace of mind of a more planet-friendly driving experience.

  • Tax benefits



    Pure EV cars attract various tax benefits and exemptions, including a current Congestion Charge exemption for zero-emission vehicles until 2025. Find out more about electric car tax benefits.

Our Electric Car Range

Explore our exciting and comprehensive range of Electric cars and find out more information about our best EV cars.

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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.

Upcoming Electric cars

Joining our exciting electric range is our new, upcoming electric car, the Kia EV9. Due to be released early 2024, the EV9 has already been named 2023's best new car in What Car? Reader Award. The 7-seater pure electric car blends bold innovation and cutting-edge design with pure electric credentials. Get ready to step into the future with the upcoming Kia EV9.

Discover the EV9
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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.
Kia electric car being charged at home via a home charging point installation.

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 an electric car that’s always ready when you need it. Kia can help you along on this journey, with exclusive offers from our preferred partners.
Kia electric car using ultra-fast charging at a public EV charging station, using Kia's bolt-on Ionity subscription.

Charging in Public


Public charging has come a long way. Not only is there a very significant, and fast-expanding electric car 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.
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Pioneering 7 Year Warranty


A sustainable car is one that lasts, and that’s very much how we design our vehicles. Every Kia electric car benefits from our 7 Year Warranty that also covers you for up to 100,000 miles, giving you reassurance and protection against unexpected costs.
<br>Future inspired. Technically Brilliant.


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 with Kia Electric cars.

At Kia we are pioneers of electrification. Our electric range provides the best technology and benefits Electric cars can offer. Explore more of our award-winning innovations and pioneering benefits within every electric car.

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e-GMP



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.

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Kia Connect



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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT KIA CONNECT

Need to know more about our electric vehicles?

What are Electric cars? What are Electric cars?

 

 

Electric cars, also referred to as electric battery-powered cars, are cars powered purely by an electric motor and battery, instead of a combustion engine. Electric cars do not burn fuel, but are powered by a Lithium-ion battery that is charged, meaning they do not release any harmful emissions. As emission-free vehicles, Electric cars provide a more sustainable and efficient alternative to their petrol and diesel counterparts. 

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. Find out more about electric car tax benefits.

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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

In order to achieve the maximum charging speed, EV6 must use an 800 volt electric vehicle charger that delivers at least 240kW of electricity. Actual charging speed & charging time may be influenced by the battery temperature and exterior weather conditions.

 

 

The range was determined according to the standardised EU measurement procedure (WLTP). The individual driving style and other factors, such as speed, outside temperature, topography and the use of electricity-consuming devices/units, have an influence on the real-life range and can possibly reduce it.