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Types of electrified vehicles explained

Discover the differences between electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles.

    Plug-in Hybrid Much more fuel-efficient than conventional combustion-engined vehicles, PHEVs produce considerably fewer emissions too. And, as with EVs, there are plenty of charging options.
    Electric Powered by electricity, EVs produce zero harmful emissions, are very affordable to run and can be charged at home, at work and at one of thousands of UK-wide public charging points.

    ​Electric vehicle FAQs

    Please view our frequently asked questions below. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, be sure to contact our Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire showroom team today.

    What kind of electrified vehicle is right for me?

    It depends on your motoring style, tastes and budget. Don’t hesitate to contact us for impartial advice.

    Are Kia electric cars Clean Air Zone friendly?

    All of our electric and plug-in hybrid – and the majority of our hybrid – vehicles are Clean Air Zone compliant. This means you won’t need to pay Clean Air Zone tariffs in Birmingham, Bradford, Sheffield, London and other major cities.

    Which electric vehicles require manual charging?

    Fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars require manual charging, whether at home, at work or in public. Hybrid vehicles, on the other hand, are self-charging.

    How do I find my nearest public chargepoint?

    Download the Zapmap app from Google Play or the App Store – it’s free and fully up to date.

    Other electric services Got a question? Want to book a test drive? If you have any queries about driving electric or if you would like to book a test drive, please get in touch with the friendly, expert Kia Burton team today.