Kia Electric Vehicles 

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Which Kia models are available in electric?

The Niro EV is currently the only electric model that's available on Kia's extensive lineup. This compact crossover SUV comes standard with a four-door configuration and seating for five adults.

What is the difference between electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models?

An all-electric vehicle doesn't burn any gasoline at all during a drive. Such a model harnesses its power from a motor and high-capacity battery pack. Some auto brands offer lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride options for its latest electric cars. A hybrid vehicle extracts power from a gasoline-burning engine block and a sealed battery with Li-ion or Ni-MH chemistry. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid models often employ an innovative braking system that regenerates energy. Every time you depress the brake pedal, some mechanical energy is readily converted into electrical energy that ultimately propels the vehicle. You can charge all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles at home or public charging stations throughout the country. An all-wheel drive (AWD) system isn't commonly available for PHEV and electric models. However, an AWD is widely available for hybrid cars, which already have plenty of conventional mechanical hardware, including transfer cases and differentials.

How far can Kia electric models go?

According to extensive test drives that Kia has conducted, the Niro EV has a driving range of slightly less than 240 miles. Such an estimate has been officially verified by the EPA, the leading authority on fuel economy and efficiency in the United States of America.

How long does it take to charge an electric Kia car?

The Kia Niro EV is compatible with the DC Fast Chargers that are rated at 50 kW. Such a fast-charging system can restore up to 80 percent of the car's electrical power in approximately 75 minutes. The charging port is conveniently located on the car's front grille for easy access and visibility during the day and night. You can monitor the status of the car's charging on the dashboard, which includes an indicator light with an estimate of the real-time power level.

Do Kia electric vehicles have towing capacity?

No. Kia doesn't officially promote the Niro EV as a model that can tow a trailer. However, this lightweight crossover SUV has an interior cargo volume of up to 53 cubic feet.

How can I learn more about electric Kia models?

You can contact our certified Kia car dealership for official information on the latest electric models, which may be available with several charging systems.