Kia reach 50,000 EVs sold in the UK

Impressive EV milestone for Kia

Kia continues to lead the charge in electric vehicle adoption, having recently hit the impressive milestone of 50,000 EV sales in the UK. This achievement comes on the back of yet another record month in July, which saw Kia finish as the nation's fourth best-selling auto brand.

With total sales of 9,624 units last month, Kia enjoyed its best ever July performance. This included 1,555 fully electric models, bringing the cumulative total of EVs sold to 50,614. The 50,000th Kia EV was an EV6 GT-Line S registered on July 27th.

The popular Niro EV was July's 6th top selling electric car, moving 872 units. Year-to-date, the Niro EV has accounted for 5,929 sales. The award-winning EV6 followed closely behind, with 4,539 units sold so far this year.

In total, Kia has retailed 10,698 EVs in 2023. This represents over a fifth of the company's EV sales since 2015. Last year saw a healthy increase to 16,368 EVs sold, up from 14,337 in 2021. This upward trend looks set to continue, with Kia on track for its best-ever EV sales year courtesy of its growing range comprising the EV9, EV6, Niro EV and Soul EV.

Kia UK President and CEO Paul Philpott said Surpassing 50,000 EV sales in the UK is an important milestone for Kia, as we continue on our journey to having nine EVs by 2027. Our sales success to date is testament to our pioneering EV products and launch strategy, which started eight years ago with the Soul EV and is currently fronted by the award winning EV6 and highly anticipated EV9. With such a varied range currently and bright looking future, we’re proud to be able to support the UK public make the transition to electric, in collaboration with our nationwide dealer partners.”

Looking forward

This year, Kia added the 7-seat EV9 SUV. Also E-GMP based, the EV9 offers 300+ miles range from its 99.8kWh battery. It shares 800V fast charging with the EV6, enabling 10-80% in just 24 minutes*.

Kia plans to launch 15 new EVs globally by 2027, with 9 coming to the UK. This forms part of the company's 'Plan S' strategy as it transitions to become a sustainable mobility solutions provider.

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