It’s time to go Eco with Kia’s range of electric and plug-in hybrid cars
Nowadays, many drivers are investing in an electric or plug-in hybrid to save money while reducing their carbon footprint at the same time. Whatever your lifestyle, the Kia eco range offers new-found levels of comfort and refinement, all while offering the style, practicality and driving excitement. Also the Kia eco range is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that make driving relaxing and enjoyable such as regenerative braking, driver assistance system and drive mode select. Lower your running costs with the advanced technology of the Kia Eco range.
No more visits to the pumps, no tax, cheaper to run, and better for the environment. Our electric vehicles offer great value and versatility by design. Even with the larger 64kW battery that holds 294 cells at the base of the car, you do not have to compromise with space and practicality.
Our plug-in hybrid options – available on the Niro, XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon – pair a petrol engine with a mid-size battery and electric motor for added flexibility. This means you have the best of both worlds, an electric range to cover your commute with minimal cost and zero emissions, and a hybrid petrol engine to drive longer distances.
Making the switch is much simpler than you might think, so it is time you stop wondering, and start driving.
Here are just some of the great benefits you’ll find with the Kia Eco range.
No range anxiety and convenient charging
If the thought of running out of charge makes you nervous, you’ll have no range anxiety with the Kia eco range. On a single charge, our electric cars – the e-Niro and Soul EV – can travel up to 282 and 280 miles respectively. That’s all the way from London to Newcastle. And if you’re still feeling nervous, it’s also good to know that there are now more electric charging points in the UK than petrol stations! Many public chargers can be found in town centres, supermarkets and motorway services. e-Niro and Soul EV are equipped with CCS (combined charging system) cable connection that allows you to use a wide range of chargers available from 3kW to rapid 100kW DC chargers.
In the UK, the vast majority of electric car charging is done at home because it is usually the most convenient and cost-effective way to charge. Get home, plug in, wake up with a full charge. Brilliant! To charge from home, it is best to get a home charge point installed. A dedicated home EV charger will charge your car much faster than using a three-pin plug – up to three times quicker! It’s safer, too. There are a wide range of providers that can support you with government subsidised charging units such as Podpoint and BP Chargemaster.
Maintenance and savings
An electric or plug-in hybrid could cost you less over the course of ownership compared with a petrol or diesel equivalent. Factor in the lower running costs and significant tax reductions, and the potential for savings can easily outweigh the increased purchase price. Actually on a mile-per-mile basis, an electric car is cheaper to run. Charging a Kia e-Niro costs around 4p per mile, depending on your electricity supplier tariff. A similar, less powerful diesel equivalent can be nearer 11p per mile. Plug-in hybrids enjoy the same benefits when run on battery power, too, reducing both the cost of the fuel and the battery charging time.
Also when it comes to servicing your Kia, it could require less work as eco cars have an electric motor that has far fewer moving parts than a traditional petrol or diesel engine. Plug-in hybrid powertrains help reduce engine strain, too, while regenerative braking decreases brake wear which can prolong the life of parts.
In addition, if you are a city driver and own an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, there are a growing number of cities that are moving towards low emission zones.For those who travel into the London congestion zone daily, you can save up to £9,000 over three years. So the Kia Eco Range is a perfect way to prepare for the future.
Seven Year Warranty or 100,000 miles of stress free driving
Kia’s entire Eco range is engineered to the highest possible standards. That’s why every car comes with Kia’s industry-leading, seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty. What’s more is that the electric batteries in Kia’s are also included within the 7 year warranty, so you can have peace of mind that you are covered with the utmost care.
Even better, the warranty is completely transferable – if you sell your car after four years, the new owner will still be covered for three more, meaning higher resale values and peace of mind for every driver. Both electric cars and plug-in hybrids are already good at holding their value, so you should be pleasantly surprised if you ever decide to sell your car. It also means monthly payments may be lower than you would think.
All of the Kia range is available to buy upfront or can be financed on a PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) plan, which means you can easily change to a new car after the contract terms have ended. Therefore you’ll be able to buy a brand new Kia of your choice again and again!EXPLORE MORE