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Kia's electric car range

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Kia's electric car range

Explore the Kia electric range

Your electric car journey starts here.

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Kia is using electricity to create a brand new way of driving. But how does it all work? From hybrids and plug-ins to full EVs, we guide you through Kia’s electrically-powered models.

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Hybrid vehicles

The Niro is Kia’s first SUV hybrid model, combining the luxury and space of an SUV with the eco-friendly benefits of a hybrid. When you start the vehicle or drive at slow speeds, the Kia Niro only uses its electric motor.


The Kia Niro battery is recharged during braking, when the energy it creates is converted and sent back to the battery. This clever system delivers the best performance and energy use, with no need to charge.

Silver Kia Optima PHEV

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV)

The Kia Optima PHEV operates in a similar way to the Niro, but with a much bigger battery. With the choice of full electric or hybrid driving mode, the Kia Optima PHEV can travel up to 54km* on full electric power before switching to its fuel engine. This allows drivers to continue their journey. Simply plug in and charge, then drive in full electric mode again.

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Blue Kia Soul EV

Full electric vehicles (EV)

The Kia Soul EV is the only model in the Kia range to be powered completely by electricity. By storing energy in its rechargeable batteries, it can travel up to 132 miles* before it needs to be recharged, using household electricity. It’s the ultimate in environmentally responsible driving.

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Reduced emissions

As electric/hybrid cars produce as little as 0–88 g/km CO2, you pay zero road tax**, no emission or congestion charges, plus you save money on your fuel.

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Convenient to charge

It’s easy to charge your Kia at home or at any Kia branch. Plus, if you buy, you’ll receive a government grant to help towards the cost of installing a charger at your home.

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Government help available

Receive a grant worth up to £4000 from the government when you buy an electric vehicle, or £2500 when you buy a plug-in hybrid.***

* Distance before recharging is dependent on weather conditions, battery lifespan, road conditions, A/C or heater operation, use of any other electrical vehicle options and driving style. ** Zero road tax dependent on g/km CO2 emission category. *** Government grant dependent on category of electric/hybrid vehicle.