New Kia Niro – from £23,490
C02 emissions: 88 g/km
Battery charge time (3 pin plug): 2 hours 15 mins
Tax cost per year: £130
The Kia Niro has been praised by Auto Express for its “stylish SUV looks” and being “easy to drive.” First launched in 2016 as Kia’s first foray into the hybrid market, this well-equipped and spacious family crossover performs brilliantly and comes with Kia’s standard seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty.
Best Hybrid & Electric Cars: £25k – £35k
Kia Soul EV– from £30,495
C02 emissions: 0 g/km
Battery charge time (3 pin plug): 4-9 hours
Tax cost per year: £0
The Soul EV was the first electric vehicle Kia produced, Car Wow credit the Soul for its “low cost of running”, “intelligent air-conditioning” and for being “well equipped”. The Soul goes one step further by not just eliminating its carbon footprint but by also using recyclable materials in the cabin.