Electric Explained Kia Hybrid and Electric Vehicles at Mantles Looking to electrify your motoring life? Here at Mantles Kia, we have some excellent electric, plug-in hybrid, and hybrid options for you.

The Benefits of Buying Electric

With more electrified vehicles available than ever, it’s clear that there’s a widespread desire among motorists for cars that offer a more sustainable driving experience.

Key benefits include...

Lower running costs – Pure-electric vehicles in particular are highly efficient, simply because it’s much cheaper to top up a car with electricity than it is with petrol or diesel.

Reduced emissions – 100% electric vehicles produce zero harmful emissions; plug-in hybrids produce significantly fewer emissions than regular cars; hybrids rely less on fossil fuels than their conventional combustion-engined counterparts.

Exemptions from congestion charges – All pure-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid Kia cars are exempt from Clean Air Zone charges, including the daily £12.50 ULEZ tariff.

Road tax and maintenance savings – Electrified cars benefit from lower Vehicle Excise Duty rates, and all-electric vehicles are more affordable to maintain because an electric drivetrain features fewer working parts than a combustion engine.

Here to help Considering switching to electric? Can’t decide between an electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid vehicle? No worries, our electric specialists are on hand to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take the time to view our frequently asked questions, and if you have a query that isn’t covered, don’t hesitate to contact our Royston, Hertfordshire team.

Which Kia cars are 100% electric?


The Kia Soul, all-new Niro EV, EV6 and EV9 are all 100% electric, which means they’re very affordable to run and produce zero harmful emissions.

What’s the difference between a plug-in hybrid and a hybrid car?


Plug-in hybrids are very fuel-efficient (for instance, the Sportage PHEV returns up to 252mpg) and require manual charging. Hybrids aren’t quite as fuel-efficient but are nevertheless more economical to run than regular cars, and they offer self-charging convenience.

Are Kia electrified cars ULEZ friendly?


Yes, indeed. All hybrid, plug-in hybrid and 100% electric Kia vehicles are Clean Air Zone/ULEZ compliant.

I’m not sure whether to get a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric Kia – what should I do?


Please contact our friendly, knowledgeable team who will be only too happy to help you choose an electrified Kia that perfectly suits your needs.

Our Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? Whatever your Kia electric requirements, we’re here to offer you every assistance. Please call us on 01763 722784 or message us via Live Chat during normal business hours, or feel free to complete our online contact form.