Switching to an Electric or Hybrid vehicle is easier than you might think. Here at OMC Kia we offer a wide range of models with Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid or Electric powertrains. Discover their benefits and which is best for you.
Kia electric vehicles, or EVs, run solely on electricity. This offers quiet operation, zero tailgate emissions and breath-taking performance.
Electric vehicle technology has come on leaps and bounds. With technologies like our e-GMP platform, EVs can go long distances and charge in a matter of minutes thanks to a fast-expanding and easy-to-access network of public charging stations.
Kia plug-in hybrid vehicles, or PHEVs, allow you to drive in electric mode on most of your short journeys, while allowing you to travel much further using both petrol and electricity. They are fitted with a relatively large batter which can be charged from an external source such as a home or public charge point.
When starting from a fully charged battery, Kia PHEVs can run in fully electric mode for journeys of up to 40 miles depending on the model. On longer journeys, they boast a range similar to that of conventional cars by using their engine and battery in tandem.
Kia hybrid vehicles, or HEVs, have both a petrol engine and small battery. The battery is said to be ‘self-charging’ meaning that it is usually replenished when decelerating.
Hybrid vehicles only function in full electric mode while stationary, at low speed or when decelerating. At other times, the battery merely supports the combustion engine to get greater fuel efficiency and reach a range similar to that of regular cars.
Whether your Kia is a PHEV or EV, you don’t need multiple apps, cards and accounts to charge on the go.
Kia Charge lets you access the largest collection of public charging networks in the UK and Europe. Locate a charge point, plan a trip, access and pay – all with just one solution.
Make the best out of your EV and PHEV by charging at home.
Having you own charge point installed by one of our preferred partners guarantees the best possible value and convenience.
It’s easy to keep your servicing costs in check with our range of Kia Care and Kia e-Care package.
Whether you pay upfront or spread your payments, your costs are fixed for your chosen period and you benefit from the expertise of our extensive network of Kia Repairers.