Are you looking for a fuel-efficient subcompact crossover? The 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is a superb choice, with its high fuel economy and the ability to travel on electric-only power for short distances.
2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Electric-Only Range
The 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has an electric-only only range of up to 26 miles. This is shorter than the average commuting distance for American drivers, which means that much of the time you won’t even have to use gasoline in the Niro Plug-In Hybrid.
Fuel Economy of the 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
The new Niro Plug-In Hybrid gets an estimated fuel economy of 48 city/44 highway mpg — and when driving on electric-only power, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid gets an estimated efficiency rating of 105 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). This impressive efficiency can be credited to the Niro Plug-In Hybrid’s state-of-the-art hybrid powertrain, which combines a 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor. Efficiency is also aided by the Niro Hybrid’s aerodynamic design, lithium-ion polymer battery, and regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy that is emitted while braking.
How is the battery charged in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid?
Charging the battery in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid can be done anywhere you have access to the electric grid, whether at home or at a public charging station. You can use a Level 1 (120V) charger, which is the same as what you use for other appliances at home. A Level 2 (240V) charger — which is used at most public charging stations — enables to you charge more rapidly (a full charge in less than three hours). You can also have a Level 2 charger installed at home. Additionally, Kia offers the UVO Eco App, in which you can schedule charging times and locate public charging stations.