Electric Explained Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. Here at Brayleys Kia, our aim is to provide the very best automotive solutions to all customers. This includes providing the very latest in electric and hybrid technology, with the current Kia range available to discover today.

The Benefits of Buying Electric

Making the switch from traditional petrol or diesel power to electric and hybrid performance is a big change for all motorists, but there’s many benefits for doing so. Not only will you be playing a vital part in reducing harmful CO2 emissions into the environment via your motoring, but there’s plenty of financial incentives too. For example, running costs are a fraction of those found in a petrol/diesel vehicle, while there is no road tax or congestion charges to worry about. What’s more, maintenance costs are often more affordable too, with fewer moving components meaning less wear and tear.

Key Benefits

Some of the major benefits of making the change to electric or hybrid power are:

  • Fewer CO2 emissions
  • Instant torque
  • More affordable running costs
  • Nationwide charging solutions available

    Mild-hybrid Utilising a small battery that obtains its charge through a process known as regenerative braking, mild-hybrid vehicles are able to improve performance and fuel efficiency of traditional petrol or diesel powered cars.
    Plug-in hybrid Plug-in hybrid options feature a higher-capacity battery than mild-hybrid solutions, meaning they can hold greater charge and power the vehicle in all-electric mode - often for up to 40 miles. These models also switch from fuel to electric mode instantly.
    All-electric The most efficient option of them all, all-electric vehicles run off battery power alone, with the lithium-ion unit charged via a suitable outlet either at home or in public. Selected models can often achieve up to 300 miles on a full charge.

    Want to learn more about electric vehicles? View our commonly asked questions below or contact a member of the team today.

    What is the best hybrid car?

    Choosing the best hybrid car depends on the requirements that you yourself have. So, it may be one that offers a suitable all-electric range for daily commutes, or one that has enough room for the whole family. Chat to the experts at Brayleys Kia for more details.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?

    Charging times for electric cars depend upon a number of factors - namely the make and model of the vehicle and the charging point in use. Home chargers tend to run overnight in order to achieve maximum capacity, while high-powered public charge points can provide suitable charge in a few minutes.

    How does an electric car work?

    The battery of an electric car powers every element of your vehicle, including delivering instant torque to the wheels. The battery is then charged via a suitable outlet for cost-effective running costs.

    Are electric cars automatic?

    Since there is no need for a traditional transmission in an electric car, driving such a model is comparable to that of an automatic.

    How far can an electric car go?

    The overall range of an electric car varies from model to model. That said, vehicles from the Kia lineup have the ability to cover up to nearly 300 miles on a full battery charge.

    Other Electric Services. Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? You can learn more about changing from fuel to electric power by liaising with a member of the team at Brayleys today.