What used Kia e Niro estate will I get for my budget?
Herein lies a huge problem. So popular has the e-Niro been, and so limited the number of cars imported to the UK, that used car prices are still startlingly high. You will still need at least £29,000 to get behind the wheel of one of the earliest 2019 e-Niros, and, although this probably won't have a huge mileage on it, it'll probably not be much cheaper than one plucked from the new car forecourts. You can of course always try haggling on your used e-Niro, but it is still very much a seller's market.
How much does it cost to run a Kia e Niro estate?
Officially, the 39kWh e-Niro can manage 180 miles, which translates to around 140 miles in the real world. The 64kWh is a different kettle of fish. Officially its range is 282 miles and our Real Range test showed that 253 miles of driving is easily possible on a single charge. That's hugely impressive because it matches the pricier Jaguar I-Pace and betters the Model 3 and Renault Zoe that we tested. Only the Hyundai Kona Electric went slightly farther.
You can charge the battery using a Type 2 cable (included as standard) from a regular 7kW home wall box. A 0-100% charge takes around 6hrs for the 39kWh and just over 10hrs for the 64kWh. From a 50kW public CCS charger – the kind you find at motorway service stations – a 10-80% charge takes about 1hr for both battery sizes. If you can find a 100kW charger, that time is cut to circa 45mins, but the e-Niro's maximum charging rate isn't as quick as that of some of its newer rivals – or a Model 3's, and Tesla's supercharging network is far superior to anything else out there.
Kia’s servicing costs are very reasonable, too, and you can save further with one of Kia’s service plans, which allow you pre-pay for a batch of annual services in one go, but at discounted prices.
No e-Niro will have cost more than £40,000 when it was new, so you can be sure you won’t pay more than the standard yearly flat road tax rate for hybrid cars of £140, which was brought in on 1 April 2017. Find out more about road tax costs here.
If you live in London, you’ll also find the e-Niro qualifies for exemption from the Congestion Charge and current Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) fee.
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