Benefits of choosing an Electric vehicle
There are lots of cost advantages to owning an electric car. Here are some you might find surprising.
Lower maintenance costs
Petrol and diesel engines are incredibly complex and have hundreds of components that can wear, fail and need replacing. Electric cars on the other hand have just three main components and far fewer moving parts than a combustion engine. That means servicing and maintenance is simpler and cheaper, which saves you money.
There is no yearly or first-year tax with an electric vehicle, which could save you around £500 over the first three years of ownership compared to a mid-sized petrol or diesel equivalent.
Electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel
Electricity is cheap, particularly when you charge at home. When you look at cost per mile, driving on electricity can cost around a third of an equivalent petrol or diesel car.
Electric car cost myths
An electric car could massively reduce your running costs, but is it right for you? To help you make an informed choice, we’ve dispelled some of the most common EV myths.
Kia EV Insurance
If you currently own or are going to purchase a Kia Electric Vehicle (EV) or a Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) you can be confident that your car will receive the specialist electric vehicle cover and care it needs with Kia Electric Vehicle Insurance.
More about Electric & Hybrid cars
What is a battery electric car?
A battery electric vehicle is better for the environment than a petrol or diesel car, cheaper to run and simpler to own. Like the sound of that? Our simple guide can tell you more.
What is a Hybrid or Self-Charging Hybrid car?
A hybrid or self-charging hybrid car switches between petrol and electric automatically to optimise driving performance, improve fuel economy and lower emissions. Simply get in and the car generates power as you drive. No plugging in required.
What is a Plug-In Hybrid car?
Plug-in Hybrid cars use a combination of petrol and electric to offer you many of the benefits of an electric car and a petrol engine combined.
What is a Mild Hybrid car?
Kia’s mild hybrid cars use a very small battery and a clever motor/generator to save fuel and lower emissions.
How does charging work?
Don’t worry, charging may seem complicated, but in reality it’s very simple.
What is the cost of running an electric car?
Owning an electric car is cheaper than you might think, with Government grants, tax incentives and lower running costs.