2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid with HEV mode.

Efficiency on command.

It’s performance tailored to you. HEV mode delivers the efficiency and refinement of the Optima Hybrid, while EV mode lets you go fully electric—with 0-29 miles of electric range to tackle your daily commute. And named a Transitional Zero Emission Vehicle (TZEV) by the California Air Resource Board, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is eligible for a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal in CA and other select states. So, you can use HOV lanes even when you’re driving solo. CA residents can learn more here. For other states, please consult your local government agency.


A gray 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid is charging.

Shockingly advanced.

We took the intelligent combination of a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor and a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine—and added the power to go all-electric. With an EPA-est. 103 MPGe, the 2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) proves that efficiency and convenience can go hand in hand.


A 2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid 240 and 120v charger.

Two ways to charge.

Power up from virtually anywhere. The Level 1 (120V) charger uses the same wall outlet as your home appliances and is ideal for overnight charging. The Level 2 (240V) charger, available at public stations and for home installation, offers a full charge in less than three hours. And with Kia’s UVO eco App, you can use your compatible smartphone to control charge settings remotely.


A 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In using a public charger.

Power to go places.

With more drivers turning to PHEVs and EVs, public charging is more accessible than ever. From the UVO eco feature that shows you nearby charging stations to the ever-growing infrastructure with more than 35,000 Level 2 (240V) public outlets nationwide, you can always find a charge. Learn more about public charging here.


More energy. More road.

The Optima Plug-In Hybrid features systems made to save energy and stretch your fuel even farther. The engine and battery are re-engineered to help enhance fuel economy, and the active air flap provides clean airflow that cuts down on drag. From design to drivetrain, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is confidence on all roads.


The Optima Plug-In Hybrid saving energy and fuel.

The 2.0-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine, now in a more compact package, is designed to help maximize fuel economy.

The Kia Plug-In Hybrid battery saves fuel.

The Optima Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid were re-engineered together to deliver a high-density lithium polymer battery with more energy and power. Plus, the Plug-In Hybrid's battery is cleverly packaged in the trunk floor to make optimal use of cargo space.

A white 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid recharging.

Charge up every time you slow down: during deceleration, regenerative braking uses that kinetic energy to recharge the electric motor’s battery.

A 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid with active air.

The active air flap system helps improve aerodynamics by redirecting airflow when necessary.

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