About the Kia Niro PHEV
The Kia Niro, a low emissions plug-in-hybrid crossover. To help the Niro Plug-In Hybrid be as efficient as possible, Kia offers an impressive selection features, including regenerative braking, ECO Driving Assistant System, Coasting Guide Control, and a feature called Predictive Energy Control. The latter works in conjunction with the cruise control and satellite navigation, automatically deciding the perfect time for recharging the lithium-ion polymer battery pack and when to use the electric juice.
The Niro’s 8.9 kWh capacity battery is capable of up to 30 miles (WLTP) pure electric driving range. Separating the Niro Plug-In Hybrid from its plugless hybrid counterpart is blue-painted trim for the front and rear bumper blades, blue-painted air vent surrounds, Eco Plug-In badging, and its unique 16-inch alloy wheels.
Kia Niro PHEV uses a type two charging connector and can charge at a maximum of 3.7kw per hour. For example: charging from flat to full in 2hrs 15 mins using a 7kw charger. For more information on charging times take a look at our guide: How long does it take to charge an electric car?
Safety features include; autonomous emergency braking, forward collision-avoidance assist and rear cross-traffic collision warning. As with all plug-in hybrids, the Kia Niro PHEV should be plugged in to charge at all opportunities in order to achieve best economy. Is a plug-in hybrid right for me?