Is a plug-in hybrid the right choice for your business

POSTED: 28/05/2021



Plug-in hybrids can mean lower running costs and notable tax savings for you and your business, while still retaining the versatility of a petrol engine.

Not everyone is ready to commit to a fully electric vehicle. So choosing a Kia plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model offers you the best of both worlds. The improved efficiency and cost savings of electric driving. And the familiar versatility of a petrol engine for longer journeys. Giving you more time to focus on bigger ideas. Here are just a few ways you and your business could benefit from a Kia plug-in hybrid.

Reap the benefits of electric driving

With Kia’s plug-in hybrid cars, you can enjoy an electric range of around 30 miles. That’s enough to comfortably cover the average UK commute of 10 miles, this means you can do your daily drive to work on zero emissions and spend less money on fuel.

Electric driving is also significantly cheaper per mile meaning reduced running costs result in a favourable total cost of ownership (TCO). Plug-in hybrid powertrains are available on Niro, XCeed, Ceed Sportswagon and the all-new Sorento. So there’s plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the right vehicle for your needs. Plus, you can feel good about reducing your carbon footprint, too.

Enjoy notable tax savings

Plug-in hybrids attract a significantly lower BIK tax percentage. With emissions as low as 31g/km, BIK tax starts at 10%. That could mean substantial savings compared to a petrol or diesel equivalent. This could amount to several thousands of pounds over a three-year cycle depending on the model.

There are also further savings dependant on location too. Take London’s congestion charge for example. Plug-in hybrid vehicles are currently exempt, which could lead to a saving of more than £8,000 over three years.

Get help with charging

There are now more than 38,000 charging connectors in the UK. So there are plenty of opportunities to top up your PHEV on the move – while you’re at the supermarket for example. But it’s also easy to get a charger installed at home. And even at your workplace. Businesses can now receive £350 towards a charger for up to 40 chargers. You may also be eligible for a £350 grant towards a charger at your home.

Experience advanced features

We’ve equipped our PHEV models with carefully chosen features to make your journey comfortable, convenient and enjoyable. While also helping you to reduce your running costs. You can remotely choose when your battery starts charging for example. So you can take advantage of cheaper night-time tariffs.

Every Kia PHEV comes with heated seats and steering wheel, dual zone climate control air conditioning, Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM, a 10.25-inch high resolution touchscreen and UVO telematics. With UVO , you can access journey details from your phone. Useful for claiming mileage expenses.

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