Kia bringing another plug-in hybrid vehicle into its lineup
How long does it take to charge the 2018 Niro PHEV?
The options for plug-in hybrid vehicles available at the Spitzer Kia Cleveland showroom is set to offer another model in the very near future. Customers looking for a highly efficient crossover SUV have already responded very positively to the existing version of the Kia Niro. The addition of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is the next evolution to the Niro’s journey. When the latest version arrives, it will offer the ability to travel moderate distances using only stored electrical power. So, how long does it take to charge the 2018 Niro PHEV? A group of Spitzer Kia Cleveland has put together this handy guide to answer a few basic questions. If you need additional information, stop by the Spitzer Cleveland Kia showroom today.
“The Niro Plug-in is the exciting next step in Kia’s progression toward offering more alternative fuel vehicles by 2020,” Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America (KMA) said in a press release. “Consumers who are intrigued by the Niro hybrid’s fantastic versatility and design but want even more EcoDynamics technology and the ability to drive only using electric power will find more to love in the Niro Plug-in Hybrid.”
2018 Niro PHEV total gas/electric range
With a fully charged battery pack, the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV has one of the most competitive electrically-powered ranges in the hybrid vehicle class. Drivers can expect to be able to travel up to 26 miles without using a single drop of gasoline. Current Kia estimates say that the 2018 Niro PHEV has a total range of around 560 miles.
Battery charging information
The amount of time it will take to fully charge the battery system of the 2018 Niro PHEV depends on the type of charging equipment a customer was to choose. A Level 2 charging system uses a 240-volt setup to replenish the batteries in as little as 2.5 hours. Choosing a Level 1, 120-volt setup posts a recharging time of fewer than nine hours.
EPA-estimated Niro PHEV gas mileage
While the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV uses a powerful lithium-ion battery system to achieve an MPG-equivalent score of 105 mpg, it still has a gasoline-powered engine under the hood. The 2018 Niro PHEV has a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that can achieve 48 miles per gallon in the city and 44 miles per gallon on the highway.