Schaumburg Kia Kia EV Vehicles Your Source of Kia Electric Vehicles in the Midwest

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When it comes to the future of driving in this world, it lies with the technologies behind electric and hybrid vehicles. Even now, you can start to see the seeds of this revolution when you go on all of your day-to-day travels. There are more electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid cars on the road than there were even five years ago. The Kia brand is never one to get left behind, so you probably won't be surprised to hear that they have been at the forefront of this electric revolution. Schaumburg Kia, located at 1100 E Golf Road in Schaumburg, IL, is where you can learn all about the exciting Kia lineup of EVs and hybrid vehicles.

The Differences Between Hybrid, Electric, and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

We often hear that many folks are not completely clear on the differences between electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The team at Schaumburg Kia is happy to be your resource when you want to know anything about these exciting technologies. Our staff believes that well-informed car shoppers will make better choices when it comes time to buy or lease a new vehicle. If you are happy with your choice, you will be more likely to be a lifetime customer of our dealership.

The truth is that there are some easy-to-understand differences between these three types of vehicles. Here is how you can distinguish between them:

  • Electric Vehicles (EVs)-An electric car is powered by at least one electric motor and a battery. It doesn't require gasoline or oil as it doesn't have an internal combustion engine. They periodically need to be recharged
  • Hybrid-A hybrid vehicle uses the combination of an internal combustion engine and at least one electric motor to power the vehicle. The use of an internal combustion engine means that it does utilize gasoline. A regular hybrid vehicle doesn't need to be plugged in, as the battery is charged through a process called regenerative braking
  • Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle-Like a hybrid vehicle, a plug-in hybrid car or SUV uses an internal combustion engine and at least one electric motor to move. The difference between a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid is that the battery can be plugged in to charge. A plug-in hybrid vehicle can utilize just the energy of the battery until it is depleted

Why Choose a Kia Electric Vehicle?

There are probably many misconceptions that some Elgin, IL drivers have about electric cars.  For a long while, electric cars were thought of as slow and not a lot of fun to drive.  They were also thought to be impractical because their ranges didn't extend very far and there weren't a lot of charging stations.  Times have changed.  The number of electric vehicles on the roads continues to increase for several reasons.

Hoffman Estates, IL drivers who are considering the purchase or lease of a Kia electric car can now rest assured that they will get impressive performance and capability from the vehicle.  In fact, many electric vehicles boost horsepower and torque numbers that outmatch their gasoline-powered counterparts.  Technology has also improved, so the ranges of these vehicles are now better than ever.  Also, they tend to charge faster, thanks to better charging stations.  Speaking of charging stations, drivers can now look forward to finding them all over.  Many places of employment are installing charging stations so drivers can charge while they work.

Buying a Kia electric car allows you to reduce your carbon footprint because many of these vehicles have zero emissions.  There is also some evidence suggesting that the maintenance and repair cost associated with electric vehicles tends to be cheaper.  This means that people can do their part for the environment and save money in the long run.  It's a win-win for you and the planet.

What Electric Vehicles Does Kia Have to Offer?

If you're a Palatine, IL driver researching electric cars, you may want to know what the Kia lineup has to offer you.  The good news is that the Kia lineup does have some electric vehicle options, as well as plug-in hybrid choices that utilize some electric technology.

Kia Niro EV

If you are looking for an all-electric crossover SUV, you may want to explore the new 2023 Kia Niro EV. It can travel up to an EPA-estimated 253 miles on a single charge. This SUV also has 20 standard safety features and driver-assist technologies. Folks who get behind the wheel of a Niro EV are often impressed with the powerful acceleration and nimble handling they experience.

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New Kia EV6

The new Kia EV6 is a sophisticated electric crossover design that fuses a sleek futuristic look with cutting edge technology to offer impressive range. The Kia EV6 can travel up to an EPA-estimated 310 miles on a single charge. Also, the electric powertrain can generate up to 576 horsepower with the EV6 GT for drivers who are looking for a powerful ride. Contact us today if you're interested test driving a new Kia EV to see why it's been so popular with Chicagoland area EV shoppers.

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Check Out All of the Kia Hybrid and Electrified Models at Schaumburg Kia

People who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint by driving an eco-friendly model will be happy with what the Kia brand has to offer. Schaumburg Kia has a vast array of options for you to explore. Some of the Kia hybrid, EV, and plug-in hybrid models include:

  • Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid - The Kia Niro is also available as a hybrid and as a plug-in hybrid. The hybrid version of this vehicle pairs a 1.6-liter engine with an electric motor. Meanwhile, the plug-in hybrid Niro can get up to an EPA-estimated 33 miles of all-electric range
  • Kia Sportage Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid - Folks have turned to the gas-powered Kia Sportage for years when they have sought after a small SUV. Now, there is a hybrid version of this vehicle. It uses its hybrid powertrain to provide up to 227 horsepower for drivers. Car shoppers who choose the Sportage Plug-in Hybrid can get up to 261 horsepower with that powertrain, as well as an EPA-estimated 34 miles of all-electric range
  • Kia Sorento Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid - Do you want a hybrid vehicle that can offer you third-row seating? You might want to slide into the driver's seat of a Kia Sorento Hybrid. You may also like hearing that this popular SUV is available as a plug-in hybrid. When you choose a Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid, you can get an EPA-estimated 32 miles of all-electric range

Customers can be certain that Kia will be developing further options in the world of EVs.  As the technology continues to advance and the demand for electric technology increases, Kia will be there to provide it for drivers all over the world.

Want Electric?  Come to Schaumburg Kia

Schaumburg Kia, in Schaumburg, IL, is your home for everything to do with Kia electric vehicles.  If you want to know more about electric cars, or want to buy or lease one, contact a sales consultant at our dealership today and discover everything we have to offer you.

Plus tax, title, license and $199.00 doc. prep. compliance & retainage fee. All offers with approved credit from KMF. Not all buyers will qualify.