Kia Niro PHEV Leads Spain To New Sales Record

Kia Niro PHEV


Plug-in electric car sales in Spain hit a new all-time record in June despite lack of particular incentives to do so.

In total, 1,284 new registrations translated to 0.9% of the market at a very fast pace of growth – 86% year-over-year.

One of the stars of the month was the Kia Niro PHEV, which with 382 sales became the best-selling plug-in model for the first half of the year (662), ahead of 599 Renault ZOE.

In general, plug-in hybrids seem to be gaining more momentum as compared to all-electric cars this year.

Total sales over the first six months amounted to 5,003 (at average 0.7% market share), which is more than two-thirds of the 7,448 plug-ins sold in the entire year of 2017.

Source: EV Sales Blog

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Without a PTC electric heater or heat pump, these Kia/Hyundai cars are warm climate vehicles. I don’t really see the point in making a PHEV without one. I don’t know of another manufacture that hasn’t included a PTC electric heater or heat pump in their PHEVs.

For about 500 bucks, Kia/Hyundai should at least make it an option.

It turns on for a few minutes and just idles (electric motor still driving the wheels) for a few minutes using very little gas. it had to get a bit colder, but my Chevy Volt did the same thing.

seat belt in car for good

My USA spec Niro PHEV has both PTC heater AND heater core to extract heat from the engine and also an exhaust heat recovery system for quick warm up of engine coolant. It keeps me warm and happy while I get 80mpg average on a cold sub freezing day in South Dakota.

Nice!! With Spain being comparable to the size of Texas (not quite), having a PHEV makes a lot of sense.