Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Car Review

 In Electric Vehicle Reviews

A review of the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid with video from the Fully Charged Show

The Kia Optima PHEV is a plug-in version of the well established petrol and diesel models and Robert Llewellyn from the Fully Charged Show reviews its key features and performance in a test drive.

The key stats are:

9.8kWh battery

Range: 30 miles on electric

…in reality, estimated by the Fully Charged Show…

fuel economy of just over 100miles per gallon

Cost: from £35,000 including plug-in car grant

The car comes with everything you’d expect from a tried and tested car from a major manufacturer.  It has all the technology you find in a standard Kia including a great Sat Nav system, alloy wheels and phone charger.  It features a 2 litre petrol engine with 6-speed automatic gear box.  It has regenerative braking to boost the electric mode.

Sensibly priced, it is a car ideal for the business commute or school run where this might often enable the car to be used in electric mode most days, particularly if there is the option to charge both at work as well as home.

Robert’s view is that its one of the best hybrid cars he has been in…