A Complete Guide to Kia Hybrids and EVs

2022 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

Freedom from high gas prices, zero emissions, and reduced maintenance are just a few of the reasons why electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular on Scranton roads. If you’re thinking about making the switch, we understand that you’re going to have some questions. From the benefits of electric cars to preparing for at-home charging, Bergey's Kia of Wilkes-Barre has you covered with this complete guide to Kia electric vehicles. Find out more below!

Benefits of Kia Electric Vehicles

In addition to all the money you’ll save on ever-increasing fuel costs, Kia EVs offer a host of benefits that will transform your day-to-day driving experience. Here is an overview of the perks you can look forward to when you opt for a Kia electric vehicle:

  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • No need for oil changes
  • Quieter drive
  • Near-instantaneous torque
  • Eligible for federal tax credits up to $7,500

Kia Hybrids vs. EVs

If you’re wondering about the difference between Kia hybrids and EVs, you’re not alone. We have highlighted the main differences below to help you decide which is best for your needs.

Kia Hybrid Vehicles

  • Kia hybrids operate with both a gasoline engine and electric motor.
  • The battery self-charges as you drive.
  • Fueling up is the same process as a regular gas-powered vehicle.
  • Kia hybrids are often cheaper than fully-electric vehicles.

Kia Electric Vehicles

  • Kia electric vehicles operate solely on electric power.
  • The battery needs to be charged at a public or at-home charging station.
  • Kia EVs require less maintenance visits due to the lack of combustion engine.

How to Prep Your Home for an EV

Before you bring home your Kia Niro to Stroudsburg, there are a couple steps you’ll need to take to ensure you’re prepared for the EV lifestyle:

  1. Prepare Your Garage: Choose between a Level 1 or Level 2 charging station and have it installed by an electrician.
  2. Find Local Charging Stations: Use maps from companies like PlugShare and Chargeway to look up charging stations in your area for when you’re traveling or out and about in Lehighton.
  3. Explore Incentives: Be sure to research federal and state incentives for owning an EV. You can enjoy a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for purchasing a Kia electric vehicle!

Take Home Your Kia EV Today

Are you ready to make the switch to the EV lifestyle? Check out our Kia hybrid and EV inventory and set up a test drive of your favorite models in Larksville today! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help ensure your transition to the Kia EV lifestyle is exciting and stress-free!
 

 

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