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What's the Difference between HEV, PHEV and EV?

Not all EVs are created equal and Kia offers three different types to meet the diverse needs of Canadian drivers. While all benefit the environment, the key difference involves the powertrain -- the main components that generate power and transfer it to the wheels. This changes how the vehicle's internal battery is charged.

The three options:

  • Kia Niro EV


    You can turn a trip to the grocery store into a road trip with the Niro EV. Thanks to its 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, this CUV can go as far as 385 km on a full charge. 

  • Kia Niro EV


    Get to your destination without worrying about your charge thanks to the lithium-ion polymer battery inside the Niro EV. Its fast charging port lets you achieve an 80 percent charge from empty in as little as 54 minutes with a level 3 DC fast charger (100Kw).

  • Kia Niro EV


    The Niro EV features a regenerative braking system that collects energy every time the driver brakes.

  • Kia Niro EV


    The advanced UVO IntelligenceTM system that comes standard on Niro EV offers control with your smartphone device. Essential features like vehicle's battery charge status, charge level and driving range, remote start/stop, Find My Car and remote door lock/unlock will make your Niro EV even more connected.4

Battery Electric Vehicle (EV)

BEV stands for battery electric vehicle, also known simply as an electric vehicle (EV). EVs run on 100% battery power.

Benefits: An EV does not have an internal combustion (gasoline) engine, meaning it doesn't produce tailpipe emissions. No ICE means lower maintenance costs in comparison to traditional vehicles.

Charging/Fueling: This type of vehicle derives all its power from plugging into a power source. With charging stations located across the country, your EV can be "fast charged," keeping your travel capabilities limitless.


There are basically three different options for charging your EV or PHEV:

* Level 1, which uses a regular 110 Volt household outlet;

* Level 2, which uses a 240 Volt outlet, which you can have installed at home or find in public locations; and

* Level 3, which can be found in key public charging stations across Canada.

The main difference is the speed at which each level charges the battery. Here are the details:

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Level 1

Level 1 charging adds about 5 -- 9 kms of driving range per hour of charging time.

Plug-in electric vehicle batteries can be fully charged using Level 1 chargers, which are compatible with any standard 120V outlet. This is the most common method for at-home charging

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Level 2

Level 2 charging adds about 25 -- 40 kms of range per hour of charging time.

This level is ideal for drivers who travel more than 80 km/day and need to replenish their range overnight. A 240V (Level 2) outlet (like a stove or dryer outlet) can be installed in a garage or outdoors and enables faster charge times. This requires a compatible charger: 16A and 32A chargers are the two most common Level 2 chargers. However, there is a wide range of chargers available, with varying charge times. Level 2 chargers can also be found in thousands of public locations across Canada, such as shopping malls, restaurants, parking garages and private businesses.

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Level 3

Also known as DC fast charging, Level 3 charging can add 300+ kms of range in about 1 hr of charging time.

For drivers going long distances, Level 3 chargers can be used to charge vehicles quicker. Level 3 chargers are usually found in higher traffic public areas and use a 400V system. The most common Level 3 chargers are 50A and 100A, but there are alternative options with a wide range of amperages. 

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