Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £31,495

Availability Current model
Available from September 2016
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £375 pcm

Annual VED £130
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 25
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £2500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range (Electric Only) between 15 - 30 mi

City - Cold Weather 22 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 15 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 18 mi
City - Mild Weather 30 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 19 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 24 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 9.4 sec
Top Speed 119 mph
Electric Range 21 mi
Fuel Range 830 km
Total Power 151 kW (202 hp)
Total Torque 277 lb-ft
Drive Front
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 9.8 kWh
Port Location Left Side - Front
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.3 kW AC
Charge Time (0->21 mi) 3 hours
Charge Speed 8 mph
Battery Useable* 7.8 kWh
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 21 mi
Vehicle Consumption 370 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 109 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 34 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 230 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 174 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 260 - 520 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 350 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 520 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 430 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 260 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 410 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 325 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 177 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 37 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 55 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 120 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 676 mi
Total Range NEDC 710 mi
Fuel Tank 55 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 220 / 72 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 31 / 92 g/km
Battery Empty Real 43 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 155 g/km
Fuel Range Real 516 mi
Total Range Real 537 mi
Engine Displacement 1,999 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1680 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 307 L
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Length 4855 mm
Width 1860 mm
Height 1465 mm
Wheelbase 2805 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £33,940
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £4,412
BIK @ 20% £74 pcm
BIK @ 40% £147 pcm
BIK @ 45% £165 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Car Uses Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 4 hours 5 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 3 hours 8 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 3 hours 8 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 3 hours 8 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 3 hours 8 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

Pricing

The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £33,345 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £33,995. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £2,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid is £31,495.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid is 151 kW (202 hp). The maximum torque is 277 lb-ft. The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 9.4 seconds. The top speed is 119 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid has a total capacity of 9.8 kWh. The usable capacity is 7.8 kWh (estimate). A range of about 21 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 15 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 30 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.3 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 3 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 4 hours.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid is about 370 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 109 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 520 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 260 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 537 mi, of which about 21 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 43 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 220 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 72 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 177 mpg and a range of 676 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 155 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 31 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 92 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 37 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.

More information from Kia

The link below will open the page of the Optima on the official Kia site.

Go to the Optima on the official Kia website.