Kia e-Niro 2020 electric car owner review

Kia e-Niro 2020 electric car owner review

Gill Nowell drives a Kia e-Niro 150kW 4 64kWh 2020 electric car.

This is Gill’s second electric car, she’s owned the e-Niro from new and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and she achieves 275 miles range from a full charge.

 

Rate your e-Niro out of 5.

 

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Why did you choose this electric car?

The Kia e-Niro was in my top three shortlist, alongside the Hyundai Kona and Tesla Model 3. I chose the e-Niro based on best value for money overall, taking into account range and cost. Other key considerations were cabin and boot space (excellent) and build quality (excellent). It’s a good looking car too and in the realms of ‘normal’ i.e. just looks like a car. Short lead times played a factor too.

 

I had never even seen a Kia e-Niro in the metal before I put down my deposit, never mind had a test drive or even sat in one. I knew the drive experience would be superb, having driven many electric cars. Delighted with my choice.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.

  • Fantastic range – close to WLTP
  • Brilliant to drive
  • Super cheap to run (thanks to charging at home off-peak most of the time).

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.

  • My only small niggle is that I’d prefer the auto hold to be opt-off instead of opt-on. Apart from that, there are zero negatives.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

None at all

 

What are the standout tech features of the car?

  • One of the things I love about the Kia e-Niro is that it can be as high or low tech as you want it to be. I’m on the low tech side, so am gradually discovering things like cruise control (which is great). The reversing features are helpful with an excellent camera view and noise to alert others.
  • Regen is good and energy efficiency is outstanding
  • I sometimes schedule charging from the car itself, which is a useful feature if either your home charging app or Kia app is playing up.

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

I can actually add on a mile of range on the school run and it has plenty of cup holders, a very important consideration according to my daughter!

 

What electric car are you interested in next and why?

I’ll be keeping hold of the Kia e-Niro.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

About to switch to Indra.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

Kia e-Niro 2020 electric car owner review

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Octopus Energy for its excellent EV-friendly off-peak tariffs.

 

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

Osprey for reliability and ease of use.

List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • Osprey

 

Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

LV= for great value for money and outstanding customer service

 

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.

£80

 

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