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Price from (last known) £33,995
|Availability||Out of production|
|Available from||September 2016|
|Available until||October 2018|
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|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||9.4 sec|
|Top Speed||119 mph|
|Electric Range||21 mi|
|Fuel Range||516 mi|
|Total Power||151 kW (202 hp)|
|Total Torque||277 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||9.8 kWh|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Port Location||Left Side - Front|
|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 Power (max)||-|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||370 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||109 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||230 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||174 mpg|
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|
|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 / 109 / 61 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||0 / 61 / 108 g/km|
|Battery Empty Real||43 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||155 g/km|
|Fuel Range Real||516 mi|
|Total Range Real||537 mi|
|Engine Displacement||1999 cc|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1680 kg|
|Cargo Volume||307 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Turning Circle||No Data|
|Segment||Large Family Car|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
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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||Max. Power||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||7 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x14A||3.3 kW †||3 hours||7 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x14A||3.3 kW †||3 hours||7 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x14A||3.3 kW †||3 hours||7 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
All about the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid was available from September 2016 until October 2018. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid.
The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid had 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.
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.
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.
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 109 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 61 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.
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, 61 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 108 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.