Kia has launched a long-range version of its e-Niro battery electric vehicle that the Korean car maker says offers a comparable driving range and performance to far more expensive EVs. The e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range features a 64kWh battery pack and 150kW motor, offering what the company claims is more range than any other sub-£35,000 electric vehicles.

The car, says Kia, is capable of travelling up to 282 miles on a single charge (WLTP combined), and 382 miles in city driving.

The e-Niro was the UK’s best-selling battery EV during the first two months of 2021, accounting for almost one in five of all nationwide EV sales up to the end of February. The long range model is now available to order, with customer deliveries due to start in July.

UK e-Niro owners can also now sign up to KiaCharge, a new single account approach offering access to 15,000 public charging points across the UK including those from major charging networks, including bp pulse, Pod Point, IONITY, Source London, Chargepoint, NewMotion, Char-gy, and ESB.