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Kiefer Kia EV Questions

As you see more and more electric vehicles on Oregon roadways, you may find yourself wondering, are EVs worth it? Whether you're curious about the costs of charging an electric car or the EV service prices, the Kiefer Kia team is here to put your worries to rest. Our experts would be more than happy to explain the EV ownership experience and help you discover an electric Kia model that suits your driving needs. If you have more questions that weren’t listed below, feel free to visit our Kia dealership in Eugene, or give us a call to speak with a knowledgeable sales specialist.

Kia Electric Vehicle FAQs


Does bad or cold weather impact electric cars?

Cold temperatures can reduce an electric vehicle's range, just like how it reduces the gas consumption on a gas-powered car. This shouldn't dissuade you from purchasing a Kia EV, for sale at our local electric car dealer. An electric vehicle like the new Kia Niro EV will perform well inclement weather.


Do electric cars need oil changes?

This is a common question, and the answer is no! Oil changes aren’t necessary for electric vehicles because they are powered by an electric motor rather than an internal combustion engine.


Where can I charge an electric car?

There are thousands of electric car charging stations across the country that offer easy EV charging capabilities. If you're more inclined to charge your Kia EV at home, you can have an electric charger installed in your garage or driveway.


How long does it take to charge an electric car?

Charging times may vary depending on the electric car. Depending on how many miles of range you need and the conditions, an EV can be charged anywhere from a few minutes to numerous hours.


Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?

EVs have fewer fluids and internal parts than their gas engine counterparts, so electric vehicles are often cheaper to maintain. Some maintenance is the same for electric car service and repairs, such as tire service intervals, windshield wiper replacement, brake service and more. You’ll never have to worry about spending money on gas, agonize over rising fuel prices or think about scheduling an oil change when you buy a Kia EV in Eugene.


Which Kia models are fully electric?

The new Kia lineup currently includes two electric vehicles -- the 2023 Kia Niro EV and 2023 Kia EV6 -- and also offers various hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

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