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How does an Electric car work?

How do Electric cars work?

An electric car is just like any other car, except it uses a battery to drive a powerful electric motor. This makes them more economical and with no emissions, better for the environment. And instead of refuelling you simply recharge at home, or at one of the many public charge points.

 

Reasons to drive a Kia Electric car

There are substantial benefits to owning an electric car. Here are our top four:

Cheap to run

Because electricity is much cheaper than petrol or diesel, your journey could cost less than a third of what it would in a combustion-engine car. Battery-electric vehicles can also travel for free in the UK’s new Clean Air Zones and London’s Congestion Zone.

There are tax incentives too. A £3,000 plug-in car grant, while company car drivers are subject to lower company car BIK tax. Which for battery-electric cars registered after the 6th April 2020 is 0%, increasing to 1% in 2021/22 and to 2% in 2022/23.

Zero emissions

An electric vehicle doesn’t have a tailpipe, which means no exhaust emissions. This helps improve air quality, particularly in urban areas.

Charge at home

Imagine waking up every day with a ‘full tank’. Just plug in when you get home, and your car takes care of the rest. You can also get a £350 grant to help you pay for the home charger, too.

Relaxing drive

Electric cars are incredibly quiet, making for a more relaxing atmosphere. Driving is easy too, because electric motors produce maximum torque at all revs. That simply means you get maximum power without having to rev through the gears, so acceleration is instant.

 

How does an electric car work?

In simple terms, energy is stored in a large battery, which drives a powerful electric motor. To charge it, just plug it into a home charge point, or a public charger when you’re out and about, the car takes care of the rest.

What’s it like to drive an electric car?

A lot of fun actually - because electric cars are incredibly responsive. Unlike combustion engines, their electric motors produce maximum torque at any rpm. So, you can enjoy instant acceleration without worrying about gear changes.

Are electric cars efficient?

In a word, yes. EVs convert over 77% of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels. Conventional gasoline vehicles only convert about 12% - 30% of the energy stored in gasoline to power at the wheels.

Do electric cars require a lot of maintenance?

Electric vehicles require considerably less maintenance than fuel-powered cars. That’s mostly due to the fact that their “inner workings” are a lot simpler. And lower maintenance means fewer servicing costs.

 

Our electric cars

Kia e-Niro

Discover a world of smart convenience and amazing sensations. The Kia e-Niro gives you instant acceleration, easy charging and long-range driving. All in the comfort of a spacious, stylish and extremely quiet cabin. And all of this with zero exhaust emissions. Sustainable driving has never felt so good.

Check out the Kia e-Niro here

Kia Soul EV

The all-electric Kia Soul EV steers clear of the status quo – taking bold to a whole new level and bringing a fresh perspective to zero-emission driving.

Take a look at the Kia Soul EV here

The Kia EV6

Discover the next generation of electric vehicle with the Kia EV6. Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle represents the brand’s new design philosophy that embodies our shifting focus towards electrification. With its bold and distinctive crossover aesthetics and high-end technical features, the new EV6 gives its driver an instinctive and natural experience that improves daily life and lets inspiration travel with you wherever you go.

Explore the Kia EV6 here

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