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Does Kia Have Electric or Hybrid Vehicles? Discover New Models & How You Can Save

The U.S. is beginning to see an increased interest in alternative fuel vehicles due to climate change and the push to lower emissions, a widespread concern among Americans. Carmakers are working diligently to create and expand their offerings of fully electric vehicles (EV) and hybrids.

"A showroom of affordable (and profitable) electric vehicles in all shapes and sizes has long been the holy grail for automakers and regulators alike. The number of brands offering EV options in the U.S. will grow from 16 now to at least 40 in 2025, and the vehicles will cover a wide range of segments and price points." (3)

With the shift of consumer demand toward eco-friendly vehicles, automaker Kia now offers a range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric cars to choose from. At Kia, they believe reducing resource consumption is the right thing to do for our planet and our future. (2)

Below we’ll discuss this shift to EV and hybrid options, how Kia is keeping up with the trend, and what you can expect as an owner of a Kia electric car or Kia hybrid SUV.

Consumer demand shifts toward eco-friendly vehicles

Worldwide sales of electric vehicles were about 2.5 million last year and seemed ready to explode. (3) As consumer demand increases for alt-fuel vehicles, the auto industry is pivoting. This pivot includes offering a more comprehensive range of EVs fitted with less expensive and more energy-dense batteries that will deliver a greater range.

"From my kids', kids,' kids' perspective, we as a planet need to electrify as fast as possible," RJ Scaringe, CEO of electric vehicle startup Rivian, said. "The entire industry must start to make this shift. We need to replace 100 million cars a year, about 1.5 billion on the planet, as quickly as possible." (3)

According to IHS Markit, electric vehicles accounted for just 1.8 percent of the market last year. Still, analysts predict that number will rise to more than 10 percent by 2025. "Love them or hate them, you'll be seeing many more EVs on the road in the next few years." (1)

How is Kia staying up with the trend of alternative fuel vehicles?

The Kia Niro EV offers an exciting all-electric option that lets you say goodbye to the gas pump for good. The Niro EV provides an EPA-estimated 239-mile range and 64 kWh battery pack, providing the confidence to get anywhere you need to go. "With more than 26,000 Level 2 (240V) public outlets currently nationwide, and more being built all the time, you can plug into the expanding public grid with increasing ease." (2)

Buyer Benefits of Kia EV (Electric Vehicle): (2)

  • Buyers may be eligible for up to $10,000 in Federal and State tax incentives.
  • Eligible for a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal in select states.
  • Full EV powertrain with near-silent operation.
  • The all-new 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid features a turbocharged hybrid powertrain, flexible capability, seating for 6, and a host of driver assistance tech. "This innovative system combines a hybrid-optimized engine with a highly efficient, lightweight electric motor and a powerful lithium-ion polymer battery." (2)

Buyer Benefits of Kia Hybrid: (2)

  • The most accessible entry point into Alternative Fuel Vehicles.
  • Improved fuel efficiency over gas counterparts.
  • High EPA-estimated total driving range.

The Kia Niro PHEV Crossover gives you the flexibility to use the traditional gas operation or the option to go all-electric. "With just a push of a button, you can go all-electric using a high-density, lithium-ion polymer battery, giving Niro PHEV an estimated EPA rated All-Electric Range (AER) of 0-26 miles." (2)

The updated 2021 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has a sleek new look while bringing the efficiency of an HEV to a compact SUV. "The has a highly responsive, smooth-shifting dual-clutch automatic transmission, for a sport-inspired and a fun-to-drive feel." (2)

Buyer Benefits of Kia Plug-In Hybrid: (2)

  • Drivers can select EV mode on demand.
  • Enjoy the freedom to fill up or charge up.
  • Eligible for a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal in select states.

You can expect more from Kia EV and Hybrid Ownership

Remote charging services are available with a UVO link on Kia's EVs and PHEVs to get updates about your vehicle's charge status and help find nearby charging stations.

Charging schedules allow you to plug in your Kia EV or PHEV anytime and charge only when you want to. Use a compatible smartphone or tablet to schedule charging during off-peak hours to take advantage of lower electric rates. (2)

Climate control options include pre-heating or pre-cooling your vehicle with the UVO link. Set the time and temperature through your compatible device and send remote commands that allow you to power and control your HVAC system. (2)

Looking for a great new electric car? Check out the Kia Niro EV. It offers the performance and comfort you want in a crossover with the eco-friendliness of an electric vehicle. Head to Garvey Kia today for a test drive.

At Garvey Kia, our mission is to offer you a personalized, professional, and exceptional sales and service experience, delivered with honesty and integrity, well beyond your expectations because we appreciate your business.

The entire Garvey Kia team is fully committed to your complete satisfaction in every area of our Kia dealership, from our new and used car salespeople and managers to our service and parts advisors. We're confident that you'll find your visit to Garvey Kia a positive one.

Source:

1. Carty, S. "Why Should I Care about EVs? and 19 Other Things You Want to Know about Electric Vehicles". Car and Driver. https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a36876962/20-questions-about-evs/. 2021, 7 July.

2. Kia's Alternative Fuel Vehicles. Kia. https://www.kia.com/us/en/ecodynamics. Retrieved 2021, 22 July.

3. Priddle, A. "The Auto Industry and EVs: Where We Are and What’s Coming Next, After Years of Crying Wolf?". Motortrend. https://www.motortrend.com/features/auto-industry-ev-electric-vehicle-progress-future/. 2021, 26 Apr.

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