Kia Hybrid and Electric

Learn All About the Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Options in the Kia Model Lineup

For a long time, gas has been the only fuel powering your vehicle, but that's changed in recent years. Car brands are introducing more and more alternative fuel vehicles to their lineups, and Kia is no different. There are many benefits to alternative fuel vehicles, and you'll find a variety of Kia options when shopping at our dealership. If you've heard a lot about alternative fuel vehicles and want to learn more about them or want to learn the Kia alternative fuel vehicle options, be sure to read on or contact our dealership.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Options

There has been a lot of innovation regrading motors that don't need gasoline, which has led to some exciting alternative fuels. Electricity is, of course, the big one, and these are the most common alternative fuel vehicles on the market. You can find biodiesel vehicles, but drivers can struggle to find a  regular supply of biodiesel. The same goes for hydrogen vehicles, but these have impressive fuel economy.


Our new Kia hybrids use both gas and electric motors at the same time. This means less gas for cruising and acceleration, which improves your efficiency and savings.

Plug-in Hybrids:

Kia plug-in hybrids differ from normal hybrids in that they have a small battery to store electric power, which you can use in place of the gas motor or use them together for better fuel economy.

Electric Vehicles:

Avoid gas entirely with a Kia electric car. Electric vehicles (EVs) rely solely on electric power, which means zero emissions. Electric motors have come a long way in recent years, so you can expect plenty of power from these ultra-efficient cars and SUVs.

Benefits of Buying a Kia Alternative Fuel Vehicle

The main benefit of buying an alternative fuel vehicle is the fuel savings. Our new Kia EVs and hybrids provide those fuel savings with less environmental impact. There are tax benefits to buying alternative fuel vehicles, so you may find that a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle is actually more affordable than you thought! These models are all modern offers, too, so expect other innovation, like advanced safety technologies and smartphone-focused features.

Current Offers of Kia Hybrids and Electric Vehicles

So, there are many benefits to consider when buying a Kia alternative fuel vehicle from us. You'll also have to consider the options available to you. We've highlighted our current hybrids and electric Kia models for you.

Kia Electric Vehicles


Your options for electric vehicles have never looked better, thanks to the Kia EV6. This all-electric option offers you a range up to 310 miles, and delivers a quick acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. From the available Augmented Reality Head-Up Display to Dual Panoramic Screens, the future is now!

Kia Niro EV

The Kia Niro EV is powered by a 64.8-kWh battery that will give you a 253-mile range with a full charge. Standout interior features include an available 10.3-inch infotainment screen, heated front seats, ambient interior lighting, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Kia Hybrid Vehicles

Kia Sportage Hybrid

The Kia Sportage hybrid offers a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder with a single electric motor. This combination enables 226 horsepower and is available with either front or all-wheel drive. The EPA-estimated 42/44 MPG city/highway delivers excellent fuel efficiency during long road trips in East Texas.

Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid

The Kia Sportage plug-in hybrid has an EPA-estimated 36/35 MPG city/highway. The Kia Sportage plug-in hybrid mirrors many of the top features inside the traditional Sportage hybrid and gas-powered models with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, A Wi-Fi hotspot, a wireless phone charger, and up to 40 cubic feet of cargo space.

Kia Niro Hybrid

The Kia Niro Hybrid is powered b a 1.6L four-cylinder engine with an EPA-estimated 53/54 MPG city/highway. Available features include a sunroof, fog lamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a 10.3-inch infotainment screen.

Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

The plug-in hybrid version comes with a larger 11.1 kWh battery pack that offers close to 33 miles of electric driving range per charge. And when connected to a professionally installed Level 2 charging, recharge times can be as low as three hours.

Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid

The Kia Sorento plug-in hybrid has available 17-inch rims, leather upholstery, second-row captain's chairs, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. This model also has an EPA-estimated 32-mile fully electric driving range.

Charging Your Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

So, as your virtual sales assistant, I'll be honest with you. I had concerns about charging a Kia EV or hybrid. Not because there's a problem with Kia. But what if I'm out and about and I'm running low on battery power? Will I be stranded? Will I be able to get home to charge my vehicle? Do I have restrictions on where I can drive because there's no access to charging power? All logical questions. And all can be answered this simple.

There's three ways to get power. A Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 charging ports. Level 1 is the most common charging port. You can typically use a 120V outlet to replenish your electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid. These will take the longest but are the easiest to set up. A Level 2 Charging Port requires professional home installation. They operate at up to 240V and can fully recharge your vehicle in anywhere between five and eight hours. The fastest is the Level 3 public charging port.

These charging stations can replenish up to 80 percent of your battery in 30 minutes, give or take. The good thing is that these public charging stations are located in a variety of places in East Texas. So, no, you won't have travel restrictions. Because the network of public charging ports is filled with thousands of locations with more on the way. Charging isn't a problem with a Kia plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle. Now on to the inventory.

Why Buy a Hybrid in Texas?

I'll ask you this. Do you like pouring hundreds of dollars into your gas tank each month? How about the cost of regular maintenance? Synthetic oil changes can be pricey. Not only that, but you'll have to deal with engine maintenance and other things that occur with gas-powered machines. So, here's another question. How much do you spend on gas and maintenance a year? Now, keep that number in your mind and answer this-would it be more or less with a Kia EV or Hybrid?

There's a lot of roads to travel in East Texas. Whether traveling to work or visiting family in Longview, you'll spend a lot of time going from place to place. Not saying that you HAVE TO buy a Kia EV or hybrid. But, based on potential savings, I'd say it's worthwhile to test. If you like it, you've found a new way to travel. If you don't, well, then you can always go back to one of our gas-powered Kia models.

Used Hybrid & EV Models

Throughout the past few years, Kia has manufactured a range of hybrid electric options. The Kia Optima Hybrid serves drivers with an efficient way to get around town. There is also the Kia Soul EV. This model will cut down your carbon emissions while driving in style. Some of the previous hybrid and EV options find their way into our used inventory, so be sure to keep an eye out if you're interested.

Finance Your Kia EV or Hybrid Model with Our Team

At Peltier Kia Longview, we have an excellent financial center staffed by trained professionals. These experts will help you fit a budget and plan a manageable monthly payment calendar with ease. When you are looking to buy a new Kia EV or used hybrid, we are the Longview, TX, dealership to choose.

Contact Us to Learn More About Kia Alternative Fuel Options

We hope that this alternative fuel vehicle overview helped you learn about the options available and the benefits of buying one. If you have questions about our new Kia hybrids and electric SUVs for sale, be sure to contact our dealership to get the answers and help you need!

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