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Kia Niro PHEV or EV

  • 16-01-2021 12:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 290 ✭✭ konline


    Good morning. I would like to buy one of the above but have a few questions. Both models will work for me as most of the days I drive around 50km and 100-200km in weekends.
    My concern is which will hold the value if I want to sell it or trade in for another car in future?
    I am thinking if the battery capacity degrades then EV will lose its value sooner than PHEV. I could be wrong.
    Sorry if these are silly questions.
    Please share views and if anyone was in the same boat like me, unable to decide in the past and took a decision, please share your experience.

    Thank you.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 989 ✭✭✭ snowcat


    konline wrote: »
    Good morning. I would like to buy one of the above but have a few questions. Both models will work for me as most of the days I drive around 50km and 100-200km in weekends.
    My concern is which will hold the value if I want to sell it or trade in for another car in future?
    I am thinking if the battery capacity degrades then EV will lose its value sooner than PHEV. I could be wrong.
    Sorry if these are silly questions.
    Please share views and if anyone was in the same boat like me, unable to decide in the past and took a decision, please share your experience.

    Thank you.

    I have a 3 year old ioniq. Still has i think 100% capacity. 230kms range at the moment. Love the EV. Have a ICE on standby that has not been driven in 3 months. Woukd not go near it. Acceleration from the EV entertains me daily. In the real world so quick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭ Glen Immal


    I'd go EV given the choice. PHEV is a security blanket that you will realise you don't need after you buy it.
    Battery has an eight year warranty so don't worry about degradation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,833 ✭✭✭ the_amazing_raisin


    If there's ever a car you could make a profit on the E-Niro is it, they seem to be holding their value extremely well


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,103 ✭✭✭ kanuseeme


    konline wrote: »
    Good morning. I would like to buy one of the above but have a few questions. Both models will work for me as most of the days I drive around 50km and 100-200km in weekends.
    My concern is which will hold the value if I want to sell it or trade in for another car in future?
    I am thinking if the battery capacity degrades then EV will lose its value sooner than PHEV. I could be wrong.
    Sorry if these are silly questions.
    Please share views and if anyone was in the same boat like me, unable to decide in the past and took a decision, please share your experience.

    Thank you.

    The phev is about 5000 euro cheaper, takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to charge, 0-60 in 10.5 seconds and 50 km range wtlp.

    EV is about 450 km range, 0-60 in 7,5 seconds, 7 hours to charge at 7kW and fast charges to 80% in 45 mins?

    Value in years to come, no bloody idea!!! :D:D:D

    I went for a phev because I have only 1 car, most of my driving is within 40 km range and no guarantee that a charger will be available and I did not want to be waiting 30 minutes to charge up at the worst of possible times.

    I figured on battery degradation as well and my thinking was it does not really matter with a phev, 50 km range new 25 km range 5 years later does not cost a lot in petrol. I can still get 40 km from my 6 year old outlander.

    5000 euro would buy 3800 litres of petrol and assuming a real crappy figure of 10L/100 km it would get 38000 km.

    Best of luck with your decision.


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