The World's Great British Fleet Awards are always met with high levels of anticipation. This is where some of the top cars are reviewed, with only the best coming out on top. At the most recent awards there was a lot of talk about the Kia e-Niro. This is a vehicle that's already made a lot of headlines, seen by many as one of the very best electric vehicles money can buy right now.
Well, it was officially crowned the Best EV Small SUV at the Great British Fleet Awards earlier in March. After battling it out against the fierce competition, the judges rule that this little SUV was the top pick for fleets today.
Naturally, reviewing vehicles for fleets is slightly different than looking at ones for general use. What made the e-Niro stand out was its remarkable mileage stats. This little SUV was capable of churning out 282 miles on a full battery. As such, you could literally get from one side of the UK to the other without needing to stop and charge. It's absolutely ideal for companies that require drivers to travel across long distances.
The mileage wasn't the only thing that made this stylish electric vehicle take the top spot. Design-wise, it is perfect for business fleets. The Kia e-Niro has an executive look and feel from the outside, which is further amplified inside the vehicle. It's the type of car that turns heads, improving images for brands across the country.
Speaking of the interior, a massive 10.25-inch touchscreen provides crystal clear map views to help you get from A to B. There's a built-in SatNav as well, adding to the convenience for fleet drivers. You're also blessed with ample space in the back and boot, giving lots of room for any business supplies that need to be carried around.
The Kia e-Niro is available in two different battery sizes - 64kWh and 39kWh. Both of these are compatible with fast charging via KiaCharge. Kia recently unveiled plans to have over 15,000 fast charging ports across the UK, and the e-Niro will be compatible with all of them! This is great news for fleets that need to charge quickly while on the go.
Speaking of which, the Kia e-Niro is believed to offer a 20-80% charging time of under 60 minutes. In essence, drivers can plug in their car while attending a meeting, and return to see it nearly fully-charged. When combined with the otherworldly mile range, this makes the e-Niro a highly sought after car for fleet owners.
All in all, there weren't many cars that could hold a torch to the Kia e-Niro this year. Currently, it's topping the UK EV sales charts, owning nearly three-quarters of sales in the second month! It's a practical and impressive car that's ideal for businesses that are keen to go green. If you'd like more information on the Kia e-Niro, feel free to contact us today. As leading Kia dealers in Chippenham, we'll be more than happy to help you configure your fleet.