Why Go Electric? If you're thinking about making a change on your driveway for the first time in about 10 years, you now have more options than you would've had last time you were car shopping.

Kia Electric

​Kia has already made its mark as offering superb quality vehicles for an affordable price. Now add into the mix the cost savings that are possible when adopting electric technology and there is plenty of appeal to making the transition to a Kia electric vehicle. With fewer moving parts, fully electric vehicles are considered much easier and cheaper to maintain than petrol or diesel engines. 

Road tax is also cheaper with electric vehicles, with some fully electric vehicles being completely exempt. Company car owners will also benefit from tax advantages, plus the cost of running an electric car is considerably lower when compared to a standard petrol or diesel vehicle. To find out more about the Kia electric range and the advantages of investing in one, why not chat to Birchwood?

Key Benefits

Already known for being highly efficient, Kia’s electric range extends efficiency to offer:

  • Low running costs
  • Easier maintenance
  • Tax advantages
  • Incredible performance
  • Incredible fuel economy

Which Electric Vehicle is right for you?

Everything you need to know

    Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) A battery electric vehicle (BEV) is powered entirely by electricity. The high tech powertrain uses a high-density battery to power an electric motor that is both better for the environment and your wallet. And with no CO2 emissions whatsoever, your carbon footprint will be greatly reduced.
    Hybrid or Self-Charging Hybrid Vehicle (HEV) Self-Charging Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) use both an electric motor and a combustion engine. The battery in a self-charging hybrid is smaller so its main function is to assist the combustion engine to maximise the efficiency of the car. Regenerative braking technology recharges the battery without attachment to an external power source.
    Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) use a combination of both electric technology and highly fuel-efficient petrol or diesel engines. The electric battery requires charging from an external power source and can provide an electric-only driving range of up to around 30 miles. This makes them incredibly economical.
    Mild Hybrid Vehicle (MHEV) A mild hybrid fuses petrol or diesel power with a battery-powered electric motor. It cannot be driven on battery power alone. Instead, electric power assists the petrol or diesel engine helping it to work efficiently, lowering emissions and increasing fuel economy. Regenerative braking technology keeps the battery charged at all times.

    Kia Electric Vehicles FAQ

    How much money will I save?


    In addition to potential local, state, and federal incentives, the cost to charge per mile can be less than the cost of gasoline. Because an EV is propelled by only an electric motor (or motors), the system operates cleaner and more streamlined than that of a gasoline vehicle, so maintenance costs are also generally lower. See how much you can save using the state of California’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Resource Center tools.*

    How much will I reduce my carbon footprint?


    When you drive an electric vehicle, you produce zero CO2 tailpipe emissions. Use the following calculator to determine the reduction in annual CO2 emissions you could have when you switch to electric. CALCULATE YOUR IMPACT.

    Do Kia EVs qualify for any tax incentives?


    Yes, Kia EV purchasers may be eligible for many tax credit and rebates, including a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Find out more about federal, state, and local incentive programs here.*

    Can I use the carpool lane?


    That depends on which state you are in. For example, through January 1, 2023 California law allows single-occupant use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes by qualifying alternative fuel vehicles such as plug-in hybrids and zero-emissions vehicles. You can apply for the California HOV sticker here and learn more about California’s HOV Lane Usage here. Not a California resident? Learn more about your state's electric vehicle incentives here.*

    What other perks come with driving an EV?


    Electric utility companies may offer reduced electricity rates during certain hours for electric vehicle owners, lowering the cost of charging your EV at home. EV owners may also be eligible for discounts on their car insurance premiums. More potential perks may include rebates for home charger installation, free or preferred public parking, free charging at certain businesses, reduced toll fees and even rebates from utility providers. Contact individual businesses and utility companies for more information.

    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? If you're looking for your next vehicle, our teams here at Birchwood Kia will be happy to assist to help meet and exceed your requirements. Click on the link below to get in contact with your local dealership.