Energy is stored in a large battery, which drives a powerful electric motor. To charge it, simply plug it into a home chargepoint, or a public charger when you’re out and about, and the car will take care of the rest. Plug it in at home, and you wake up every morning with a ‘full tank’* – in the case of the e-Niro, that’s a potential 282-mile range! The car then drives on battery power alone, there is no need to add petrol or diesel. It can even add charge to the battery while you are driving by recovering energy that would normally be lost – when braking for example.
Electricity is much cheaper than petrol or diesel, so your journey may cost less than a third of what it would in a combustion-engine car. And that’s before you take into account the fact that battery-electric vehicles can also travel in the UK’s new and upcoming Clean Air Zones – and London’s Congestion Zone for free.
There are no exhaust emissions from the tailpipe of an electric vehicle, this is particularly helpful for improving air quality in urban areas.
Another major perk is home charging. Imagine waking up every day with a ‘full tank’. You can get a £500 OLEV grant to help you pay for the home charger, too. Just plug in when you get home, and your car takes care of the rest
Electric cars are incredibly quiet inside, making for a relaxing atmosphere. Driving is easy, too, because electric motors produce maximum torque at all revs, so acceleration is instant.
The Kia Niro Electrified family is high in style, low on emissions – and big on choice. Now available with three advanced powertrains – the fully electric e-Niro, Self-Charging Hybrid (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid – there is one to suit your exact needs. Each Niro model features unique crossover styling with brand new design details, and energy-efficient capabilities that go further – and take you further – than ever before.
Kia Niro Self Charging Hybrid Efficient & Engaging
The Niro Hybrid employs a sophisticated parallel hybrid system, greatly reducing emissions on everyday journeys yet still offering great flexibility. Plus, it has fully-independent front and rear suspension and a slick-shifting six-speed double-clutch transmission, for the perfect balance between on-road comfort and driver engagement.
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid Best of both worlds, naturally
Pairing the 1.6-litre GDI engine with an 8.9 kWh (59 kW) lithium-polymer battery pack, the Niro Plug-in Hybrid strikes an ideal balance between optimum fuel efficiency and an electrically driven city-condition range. Plugging it in to charge is also easy and convenient – for even longer range whenever you need it. The Niro Plug-in Hybrid also employs the six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, for a more enjoyable and engaging drive.
Kia e-Niro 282 miles – from here to anywhere
Designed for both urban and long-distance driving, the Kia e-Niro takes you wherever you choose to go. The extensive 64 kWh battery is designed for long-range journeys of up to 282 miles on a single charge. And with a 100kW fast charger it can be recharged from 20% to 80% in just 42 minutes