The Kia e-Niro is a firm favourite and one of the bestselling EV vehicles so far this year. The e-Niro ‘2’ 64kWh was introduced earlier this year to give buyers a long-range version that’s eligible for a £2,500 plug-in car grant (PiCG).
Despite being an entry level trim, the new e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range uses the same 64kWh battery and 150kW motor as higher-spec versions of the electric SUV. It’s the first time the bigger battery has been available in the entry-level trim, with the car starting at £32,445 including the grant. However, it’s the lower price that makes it eligible for the Government’s revised grant as it costs less than £35,000.
Standard equipment includes a reversing camera, adaptive cruise control (with stop-and-go functionality), keyless entry and start, and an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Kia has also included a heat pump, which is a more efficient way of heating the interior - and doesn’t affect the quoted range so much.
Buyers of the Kia e-Niro ‘2’ trim were previously limited to a smaller battery, which offers 180 miles of range. The bigger battery returns a 282-mile range and you can see as much as 382 miles between charges if you only drive around town. Recharging the battery takes 9.5 hours from a 7.2kW wallbox or just under an hour with 50kW public fast-charging.
All e-Niro models allow you to sign up to KiaCharge, a service allowing you to access the majority of different chargepoint providers — including Pod Point and Ionity — with one account.
The Kia e-Niro ‘2’ long-range is available to order immediately, with deliveries as early as September. Contact us today for more information.