£25,500 *Price from
39.2 kWhUseable Battery
150 mi *Real Range
260 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is not available yetKia has confirmed that the e-Niro will be available by the end of 2018. Pricing will be made public at a later moment, but it is expected that the e-Niro will be priced similarly to the Hyundai Kona. All specifications with * are estimates.
Plug in Car Grant - Upcoming ChangesOn 11th October the Government announced changes to the Plug in Car Grant. These changes will mean that the grant rate for Category 1 vehicles like the Kia e-Niro 39 kWh will move from £4,500 to £3,500. The new rates will come into effect by 23:59 on 9 November at the latest. Additionally, the Goverment has set a limit of 3000 new Category 1 orders before the grant will be reduced to the new rate.
Remaining orders for Category 1 as of 15:30 19/10/2018: 109
Price from * £25,500
|Available from *||December 2018|
Lease (BCH) from * £350 pcm
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
Real Range Estimation between 105 - 225 mi
|City - Cold Weather *||150 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather *||105 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather *||125 mi|
|City - Mild Weather *||225 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather *||135 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather *||175 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||9.8 sec|
|Top Speed||96 mph|
|Electric Range *||150 mi|
|Total Power||100 kW (134 hp)|
|Total Torque||291 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||42.0 kWh|
|Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power||7.2 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->150 mi)||6h30m|
|Charge Speed||23 mph|
|Battery Useable||39.2 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Fastcharge Power||50 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (15->120 mi)||50 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||120 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||150 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||260 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||155 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||225 Wh/mi|
|Vehicle Consumption||200 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||177 mpg|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||200 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 Estimation between 170 - 370 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather *||260 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather *||370 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather *||310 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather *||170 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather *||290 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather *||220 Wh/mi|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1592 kg|
|Cargo Volume||451 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||1405 L|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from *||£29,945|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£3,893|
|BIK @ 20% *||£65 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£130 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£146 pcm|
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 e-Niro 39 kWh. 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||20h15m||7 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||12h30m||12 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x31A||7.2 kW †||6h30m||23 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||12h30m||12 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x31A||7.2 kW †||6h30m||23 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Kia e-Niro 39 kWh.
- Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
- Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||35 kW †||50 min||120 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||50 kW †||35 kW †||50 min||120 mph|
|CCS (150 kW DC)||50 kW †||35 kW †||50 min||120 mph|
† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle
All about the Kia e-Niro 39 kWh
The Kia e-Niro 39 kWh has an estimatedn On The Road Price (OTR) of £30,000. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Kia e-Niro 39 kWh is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Kia e-Niro 39 kWh is £25,500.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Kia e-Niro 39 kWh is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Kia e-Niro 39 kWh is 100 kW (134 hp). The maximum torque is 291 lb-ft. The Kia e-Niro 39 kWh is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 9.8 seconds. The top speed is 96 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Kia e-Niro 39 kWh has an estimated total capacity of 42 kWh. The usable capacity is 39.2 kWh. An estimated range of about 150 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 105 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 225 mi.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 7.2 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 6 hours 30 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 20 hours 15 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 50 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 35 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 50 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 105 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Kia e-Niro 39 kWh is about 260 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 155 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 370 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 170 Wh per mile.
The Kia e-Niro 39 kWh emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.