JD drives a Kia e-Niro First Edition 2019 electric car.
This is JD’s first electric car, he’s owned the Kia e-Niro from new and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles per year. The current mileage is less than 30,000 miles and JD achieves 270 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your Kia e-Niro out of 5.
Why did you choose the Kia e-Niro?
Initially saving in BIK. However, since having I would also say ease and quietness of driving, smoothness, acceleration and relaxed driving.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- Ease of driving
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- Nothing really except could be bigger and public charging not reliable enough.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Charge flap got sticky and wheels delaminated but replaced under warranty.
What are the standout tech features of your Kia e-Niro?
The transmission. It’s not an iPad on wheels, it’s just a very good all round car that happens to be powered by a motor.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Kia e-Niro.
Great range and pretty quick off the line (although both are known).
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Skoda ENYAQ as need bigger boot.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Chargemaster – yes, it does what is supposed to and is reliable.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
So Energy variable – good company so I would recommend.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Instavolt – just need a card or phone and very reliable.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
Instavolt – rarely charge away from home or work.
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Don’t, company car.
Rate your insurance provider out of 5.
Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.