Go Electric with Kia in Wesley Chapel, FL
Change can be an intimidating thing, but when you’re backed by the confidence of Kia, it just feels like the next natural step toward a better world. Kia is an emerging leader in the electric vehicle space thanks to the Niro EV, the EV6, and the upcoming and game-changing EV9. One look at these incredible EVs and you know that Kia isn’t missing a beat when it comes to style and presence, but what about all the other important elements you want from a new SUV?
Kia of Wesley Chapel is here to help. We’ve got answers to your questions about all things electric, and why we’re your top-flite EV destination in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
Kia EV FAQ for drivers in Wesley Chapel, FL
What’s a Kia EV?
Just about the only thing separating an electric vehicle from any other Kia you know and love is the engine. Whereas popular vehicles like the K5, Sorento, and Telluride have an engine under the hood, vehicles like the Kia Niro EV and EV6 don’t come with an engine at all. Instead, they’re powered by an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain, which means no more stops at the gas station on the go (unless you need snacks or a bathroom break).
How is an EV different from a hybrid or plug-in hybrid?
Kia offers one of the most diverse electrified vehicle lineups around with a huge selection of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles. While driver favorites like the Kia Sportage Hybrid and Sorento Plug-In Hybrid offer great fuel economy and range thanks to their electric motors, they still use engines to operate. The Kia Niro EV, EV6, and EV9 are purely electric — they only use electric motors and a battery. Any way you go is a great choice with Kia, but you can always reach out to the team at Kia of Wesley Chapel to learn more about the differences.
Are EVs reliable?
One question we get a lot about Kia EVs is whether or not drivers need to worry about running out of battery. The current Kia EV lineup offers great range that you can count on for daily drives and weekend adventures alike. The new EV6 GT-Line is capable of going 310 miles on a full charge — that’s enough to make the trip down to Fort Myers twice over with miles to spare. So when it comes to your everyday driving needs, a Kia EV is as reliable as they come — just better for the planet.
How long does it take to charge an EV?
Kia EVs charge at varying speeds depending on the kind of charger you’re using. You have tons of options for charging, from a standard three-prong outlet in your garage to an available ChargePoint Home Flex EV Chargers available through Kia of Wesley Chapel. The fastest public option is an 800-volt DC fast charger, which can charge a Kia EV6 from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.
Where can I charge my Kia EV when I’m away from home?
No matter where you roam — whether it’s in Florida or across the country — you’ll never be all that far from a public charging station. There are over 41,400 charging stations across the U.S. and counting, including 400-volt and 800-volt DC fast chargers. And to sweeten the deal even more, a new Kia EV6 comes with 1,000 kilowatt-hours of Electrify America charging credits, which has you covered for up to as much as 3,500 miles.
Are Kia EVs fun to drive?
Driving a Kia EV is appealing if you want to make a positive impact on the environment with your driving habits. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a ball every time you get behind the wheel. Just consider the fact that the Kia EV6 GT was named the 2023 World Performance Car, a well-earned award considering its 545 lb-ft of near-instant torque, 3.4-second 0-60 mph time, and track-tuned handling. You may just be surprised to find how quick and powerful a Kia EV is even without an engine.
Is my Kia EV protected?
Kia wants you to be confident when you purchase your first EV, and that’s why you get an industry-leading 10-year/10,00-mile limited battery warranty — the same length as the powertrain warranty for a Kia with an engine. Plus, you get the whole suite of standard new vehicle coverage, including a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty with roadside assistance.
Is a new Kia EV a smart investment?
In a word: Absolutely. The more time goes on, the more electric vehicles you’ll see on the road. Kia is leading the charge, and getting behind the wheel of a Niro EV or EV6 today can help you save a tidy sum in the long run. In the first five years of ownership, you can expect to save up to $7,972 in fuel costs and maintenance with a Kia EV. With that much potential savings on the table, opting for a Kia EV is like a downpayment on a well-deserved future vacation.
Why buy a Kia EV at Kia of Wesley Chapel?
No matter what’s under the hood, you’re getting the same quality service every time you visit Kia of Wesley Chapel. Not only do we have a great selection of new Kia Niro EV and Kia EV6 models in stock, but our experts have the knowledge and insight you need to make an informed decision and get the right vehicle for your needs.
We’ll go out of our way to make sure every step of the process works for you, from leasing or financing to upgrading with accessories to routine service and maintenance. Whenever you email, call, or visit, you’ll get us at our best. Your satisfaction is our goal, and that’s reflected most strongly in the Wesley Chapel Advantage.
The Wesley Chapel Advantage
Our commitment to our customers is especially evident in the Kia of Wesley Chapel Advantage Program, which extends to hot new Kia electric vehicles like the Niro EV and EV6. Included in your purchase of a new Kia at our dealership, this program includes money-saving services like protective coating and nitrogen inflation. Plus, it adds confidence with up to $2,500 in stolen vehicle assistance and collision credit and roadside assistance with live tracking via our app.
Have it how you want it with the Morgan BuyPass
When you browse our in-stock Kia EVs, you can expect to find several great options to choose from. You’ll also notice that our vehicle listings have a button for Morgan BuyPass, a simple and streamlined process that puts the power in your hands. With the Morgan BuyPass, you can select a finance or lease option that works best for you, take advantage of current incentives, value your trade-in, select the add-ons you want, get approved for your deal, and set up an appointment to take delivery of your vehicle at your home. With the Morgan BuyPass, getting a new Kia EV couldn’t be easier because it’s all on your terms.
We know that you may still have questions, and we’d love to help you however we can. If you want to experience the awesome power, style, and tech-savvy of a new Kia Niro EV or Kia EV6, call Kia of Wesley Chapel at 813-322-6196, leave us a message on our website, or just stop in and set up a test drive.
 EPA-estimated all-electric range for the 2023 EV6 line up is 206 miles for the GT trim, 252 miles for the GT-Line trim (e-AWD), 282 miles for the Wind (e-AWD) trim, and 310 miles for the Wind (RWD) and GT-Line (RWD) trims.
 Charge claim: Charge time with 800v DC fast charger. Actual charge will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature and your vehicle’s condition. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. Frequent use of DC fast charging can negatively impact battery performance and durability, and Kia recommends minimizing use of DC fast charging.
 For more World Car Awards information, visit https://www.worldcarawards.com/.
 Acceleration claim based on AMCI Testing Certified results of 2022 EV6 GT-Line AWD and 2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe on dry pavement ESC off. Results reported November 2021. Actual results may vary depending on options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. Verification of these results should not be attempted. Always drive safely and obey all traffic laws.
 Maintenance cost comparison based on Table 2.1 data from 2020 Consumer Reports “Electric Vehicle Ownership Costs.”White Paper: https://advocacy.consumerreports.orghttps://di-uploads-pod31.dealerinspire.com/kiaofwesleychapel/uploads/2020/09/Maintenance-Cost-White-Paper-9.24.20-1.pdf. Hybrid electric vehicle powertrains calculated using internal combustion engine maintenance cost multiplier.
 The Wesley Chapel Advantage Program is available on brand-new and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Some restrictions may apply. See your Sales Advisor for full details, inclusions and exemptions.