Electrification is becoming increasingly important in the automotive world – particularly for businesses, where reduced running costs and tax savings are vital – but it’s also crucial that your vehicle can handle everything your business needs it to. So, to make sure you can choose a car that meets your business needs, Kia has expanded its Eco range with the addition of two plug-in hybrids – the XCeed PHEV and Ceed Sportswagon PHEV.
Both the XCeed PHEV and Ceed Sportswagon PHEV have an advanced, low-emission plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines an 8.9 kWh battery pack, a 44.5 kW electric motor and an efficient 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine. That means that both cars can travel 36 miles on battery power alone – more than enough to cover the UK average commute of 10 miles – thus reducing emissions and running costs. It takes just two hours and 15 minutes to recharge the battery pack to 100 per cent using a 3.3kW AC charger. When you’re on the road, our advanced regenerative braking technology allows the new plug-in hybrid models to recharge their battery packs while coasting or braking, further improving efficiency and reducing wear on the brakes.
Plug-in hybrids have a big advantage when it comes to tax. From April 2020, cars with an electric range between 30-39 miles attract just 12% BIK tax – for context, a car that produces 105g/km CO2 is taxed double that at 24%. Furthermore, because these vehicles are plug-in hybrids and produce fewer emissions, therefore you pay significantly less on first year VED and pay less each year too.
To find out more please speak to our Kia sales team.