EV Myths

Myth: You can't drive very far in an EV

Actually, the Kia e-Niro and Soul EV have a real-world range of more than 280 miles. That is plenty when you consider that 98% of journeys are less than 50 miles, which would leave you with 82% charge remaining.

Myth: EVs take too long to charge

It's very rare that you need to charge an electric car form empty - the majority of the time you're just topping off.

If you did want to charge from 0% , a 7kW home or workplace charger will charge an e-Niro to full in 10 hours.

If you're on the road, a 100kW rapid charger will give you 80% charge in just 45 minutes.

Myth: EVs are too slow

Electric vehicles, such as the Kia e-Niro , produce maximum torque at all revs, so you only need one forward gear. This means instant, rapis acceleration without needing to find the correct gear first.

As a result, the Kia e-Niro sprints from 0-62 MPHH in just 7.8 seconds.

Myth: Electric cars are too expensive

EVs have lower service, maintenance and repair cots, and it costs less to fuel, which could save you thousands of dollars per year.

When you look at the whole life cost, electric vehicles can cost considerably less than traditional cars.

Myth: Electric cars are less safe in an accident

Electric vehicles are subject to the same safety tests and standards as regular cars. In fact, some studies have shown that electric vehicles are safer in an accident and less prone to catching fire than petrol or diesel equivalents.

Electric cars, such as the Soul EV and e-Niro, are also equipped with a suite of advanced safety technologies that will help you to avoid accidents altogether.

Myth: EV Batteries don't last

The battery packs in the Kia e-Niro and Soul EV are covered by Kia's 7-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

Modern Lithium-ion Polymer batteries have turned out to be far more robust than originally thought - a recent study has shown that a Soul EV that's almost three years old have lost just over 1% of it's total battery capacity.