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What is a Self-Charging Hybrid?

A Self-Charging Hybrid car uses a combination of electric power and a conventional combustion engine to deliver remarkable fuel economy, seamless power and lower emissions.

Reasons to drive a Kia Hybrid car

There are many substantial benefits to owning a Self-Charging Hybrid car.

Lower emissions

Lower emissions

Because the electric motor assists with acceleration there is less strain on the engine which helps lower emissions. The electric motor can also take over at low speeds – in stop/start traffic for example. That means the engine isn’t running for as long, so cleaner air for everybody.
Reduced running costs

Reduced running costs

Using less fuel is not only good for the environment it’s also good for your finances! Improved fuel economy means less money spent on fuel, and less time wasted at the pumps. The lower emissions also mean a reduced VED rate and lower BIK tax.
Doesn’t require you to make any changes

Doesn’t require you to make any changes

Not sure about a plug-in vehicle, or don’t have the option of a home charge point? Then a hybrid car might be for you, as you use it like a conventional car. Clever electronics take care of how the energy is used, all you have to worry about is keeping it topped up with petrol.
Relaxing drive

Relaxing drive

The assistance from the electric motor means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard and that makes for a quieter journey. The added torque also means effortless acceleration for a more relaxing driving experience.

Self-Charging Hybrid FAQs

Our Self-Charging Hybrid cars

<a href="https://www.kia.com/uk/new-cars/niro/">Niro Self-Charging Hybrid</a>

Niro Self-Charging Hybrid

The Kia Niro Self-Charging Hybrid harmoniously blends the practicality of a crossover SUV with the efficiency of a true hybrid. The result is a roomy, comfortable car packed with technology and high-end features that still delivers a relaxing, fuel-efficient drive. If you want to reduce your emissions and improve fuel economy without sacrificing comfort or changing the way you drive, find out more about the Kia Niro Self-Charging Hybrid.

Go Hybrid - 0% APR with Kia

Get total peace of mind with 0% APR, your First 2 Services Free and 2 Years RAC when you register a new Kia Hybrid before the 30th September 2021.

Finance T&Cs apply. Subject to status. 18s or over. Guarantee may be required. Kia Finance, RH2 9AQ. 7 year / 100,000 mile manufacturer's warranty.

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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.

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