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Kia Niro PHEV (2018-2022) range MPG, CO2 & charging

The Kia Niro PHEV gives you useful extra electric-only range over the hybrid version – but at a price

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Range, MPG, CO2 & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£34,455 - £40,325
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
Fuel economyCO2 emissionsElectric rangeWallbox charge time
202mpg31g/km30 miles2hrs 15mins (6.6kW, 0-100%)

The two big attractions of the Kia Niro PHEV are distance it can go on electric power having been charged and the low rate of company-car tax it incurs. With a claimed range of 30 miles on electric power, the Niro falls just short of the plug-in versions of the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ioniq.

Kia Niro PHEV range, MPG & CO2 emissions

Running on electric power, the Niro is said to have a range of 30 miles, which is decent. However, our experience is in everyday use, you’re more likely to get around five miles less. And that’s in ideal conditions.

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As with any electric car, how far you can go on electric power in the Niro PHEV depends on a variety of factors, including how aggressively you drive, the outside temperature and what power-sapping features (such as the heating or air-conditioning) you turn on.

Use the car's full electric range as much as possible and you might get close to the official 202mpg figure in ideal conditions. But that's really a maximum to aim for, rather than what you might expect to see regularly in everyday driving. CO2 emissions are 31g/km for both the 2 and 3 versions of the car.

Charge time

The Niro PHEV is supplied with two charging cables – one is for home use and has a three-pin plug and the other is a Type 2 cable that you can use at public chargers or a home wallbox. From the latter, it'll take about two and a quarter hours to fully charge an empty battery.

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