Thursday, 22 August 2019

  • Kia dealer Howard Abraham Motors tests out the all-new e-Niro’s driving range
  • Journey achieved on a single charge when completing a 187 mile round trip from Lurgan to Dublin Zoo
  • Customer Joe Rice travels 210 miles daily from Belfast to Dublin on a single charge

Following the launch of the all-new Kia e-Niro, many have been eager to put the model to the test and see how far it can really go on a single charge. Local Kia dealer, Howard Abraham Motors, have also been trying out the class-leading 282 mile driving range, recently completeing a round trip from Lurgan to Dublin Zoo on a single charge.

Having never driven an electric vehicle before, Ian Davidson, Company Accountant at Howard Abraham Motors, was keen to take advantage of a bank holiday weekend to test drive the e-Niro with his family. Starting the journey from Lurgan with a fully charged battery and travelling to Dublin Zoo, the round trip accumulated 187 miles, leaving just under 100 miles in the “tank”. Ian commented upon his trip: “I thoroughly enjoyed driving the e-Niro. At first I had a little range anxiety, wondering if the quoted 282 miles was really achievable. However after the trip to Dublin, I am much more relaxed knowing that most of my journeys would be considerably less.”

Regenerative braking technology allows the e-Niro to harvest kinetic energy and recharge the battery pack while coasting or braking, meaning battery life can be stretched further than anticipated. The battery can also be recharged to 80 per cent battery life in just 54 minutes when using a 100kW charger.

However, Ian Davidson has not been the only one taking advantage of the e-Niro’s driving range. Joe Rice, who purchased his e-Niro from Howard Abraham Motors, has reached over 12,000 miles since the start of May. Commuting from Belfast to Dublin each day, Joe travels at least 210 miles on a single charge without encountering any problems.

“For me, the e-Niro was choice made for both practicality and comfortabilty. The low running costs and on-board safety features are a perfect combination for long motorway journeys. Howard Abraham Motors have been tremendous and all the staff have been superb; they could not have been more helpful to me throughout the buying process.”

For more information regarding the e-Niro or other models within the Kia range, contact Howard Abraham Motors on 028 3832 3275, or visit their local dealership at 55-93 Avenue Road, Lurgan, Craigavon, BT66 7BG.


For further information on Kia please visit or contact:

Stephen Kitson
Director of Corporate Communications

T: 01932 832 075 M: 07795 011 936

Daniel Sayles
Press Relations Manager

T: 01932 832 073 M: 07747 149 149

Sara Robinson
Senior Press Officer

T: 01932 832 072 M: 07919 482 332

Moyosola Fujamade
Press Officer (events)

T: 01932 832 069 M: 07471 216 343

Lauren Martin
Press Officer (press fleet)

T: 01932 832 071 M: 07557 268 252

Melissa Lodge
Press Office Assistant

T: 01932 832 079 M: 07795 011 475

Follow Kia on twitter @KiaUKPR

Follow Kia at

Watch Kia at

more >>

View gallery