Discover Kia Electric and Hybrid NI

Lead the charge with Kia

Both Kia Motors and Shelbourne Motors Kia in Newry are huge supporters of eco-friendly motoring, which is why we’re delighted to be able to bring you the full range of Hybrid and electric models from the manufacturer. These impressive new cars retain the exceptional styling and technology of their combustion engine counterparts, but include innovative engine technology that increases fuel economy while reducing CO2 emissions. As a result, taking to the road in one of these models ensures driving with a clear conscience.

Electric and Hybrid models provide a quieter and more relaxing drive for you and your passengers.
Reliably cost effective, make the switch and start saving with low running costs in Hybrid and Electric vehicles.
Make the move to contributing towards a greener and cleaner environment. Lower your emissions to help the planet.

Kia plug-in hybrid vehicles, or PHEVs, allow you to drive in electric mode on most of your short journeys, while allowing you to travel much further using both petrol and electricity. They are fitted with a relatively large batter which can be charged from an external source such as a home or public charge point.

Kia electric vehicles, or EVs, run solely on electricity. This offers quiet operation, zero tailgate emissions and breath-taking performance.

Kia hybrid vehicles, or HEVs, have both a petrol engine and small battery. The battery is said to be ‘self-charging’ meaning that it is usually replenished when decelerating.

Kia hybrid vehicles, or HEVs, have both a petrol engine and small battery. The battery is said to be ‘self-charging’ meaning that it is usually replenished when decelerating.

View our FAQ's below

1. What’s the difference between an electric and hybrid vehicle?


While both make an energy-efficient choice, new electric and hybrid vehicles are powered differently. Electric vehicles run solely on battery power and regularly need to be charged, whereas hybrid vehicles shift seamlessly between two power sources that can work independently or simultaneously.

2. What range does an electric vehicle have?


Generally, electric vehicles boast an impressive range. This depends on the model but, as an example, the Nissan Leaf covers up to 239 miles, while the Kia EV6 allows for over 316 miles on a fully charged battery.

3. Where can I charge my vehicle?


There are over 330 free-to-use public charging points in Northern Ireland and these can be easily found from your phone using the Zap Map app. Furthermore, additional rapid charging points are expected to be added to the NI network by 2023. If you’d prefer to charge your new electric car in NI at home, government grants are available for installation.

4. How much does it cost to charge?


It’s free to charge at any public charge point. For home charging points, costs vary depending on your energy provider and the specific model of your new electric car. On average, you could expect a full charge to cost between £5 and £10.

5. ​How long does it take to charge?


With a rapid charging point, you can charge your electric vehicle in as little as 45-60 minutes. EV drivers often use public charge points at any convenient opportunity to maintain a healthy level of charge. Charging overnight at home, meanwhile, is a time-efficient way to guarantee a fully charged battery.

6. Are electric vehicles more environmentally friendly?


Yes! Electric vehicles help to cut fuel emissions, promote sustainable driving and reduce our carbon footprint. Without doubt, switching to an electric vehicle in NI helps to fight climate change.