Kia Electric and Hybrid Differences


What are the differences between electric and hybrid vehicles?


Kia Electric Cars - EV

Also known as full electric vehicles, or EVs, these are the cars powered completely by electricity. Reduce your emissions, save on the costs of driving, and enjoy the ultimate in environmentally sensible driving with the Niro EV. Powered by a 64-kWh battery, the Niro EV has a range of 239 miles from a single full battery, all in a family car with the kind of handling and interior quality expected from Kia.


Kia Hybrids

The Niro represents the first of the hybrids designed by Kia, undergoing iterations that have upgraded on that initial revolution time and time again. Since then, the Optima Hybrid has joined the ranks, so now you have both a hybrid compact car and a hybrid sedan. Both of them have the benefits of a combustion engine to give you that kick of power when you need. However, when it comes to cruising at lower speeds, or zipping through Colorado Springs, you don’t need to rely on anything more than the effortless, silent battery.


Kia Plug-In Hybrids - PHEV

To many, plug-in hybrids, or PHEVs, represent the most convenient and cost-effective of all electric vehicles. Working like hybrids, they rely on a mix of electric power and combustion engines for when you need the extra power or speed. However, they can be charged from anywhere that has a standard socket, including in your own home, as well as charging stations being installed across the entire country. With Kia Plug-in Hybrids, you have your choice of compact cars or sedans, with both the Optima Plug-in Hybrid and the Niro Plug-in Hybrid bringing the quality of ride and smart interior design expected from this industry leading manufacturer.