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Kia Electric Vehicle Charging

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If you're considering making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) or already own one, you're in the right place. 

As the motor industry continues to evolve, Kia is at the forefront of the electric revolution, offering a range of electric vehicles designed to meet the needs of today's drivers.

One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is about charging their Kia electric vehicles. Charging an EV is different from refuelling a traditional petrol-powered car, and we understand that it can be a new experience for many drivers. That's why we've created this comprehensive guide to answer all your questions about charging your Kia electric vehicle.

Whether you're wondering about the different types of charging stations available, how long it takes to charge your Kia EV using a public charging station, or how to find charging stations, we've got you covered.

Let's explore everything you need to know about charging your Kia electric vehicle. If you have any specific questions that aren't covered in this guide, feel free to reach out to our team for assistance. 

Your Electric Charging Questions Answered

Q. How long does it take to charge an electric Kia?
A. Charging times for electric Kias depend on the charging method and battery capacity. With fast chargers, you can typically charge a Kia electric vehicle to 80% in about 30 minutes, while home charging may take several hours.

Q. Can I charge my electric car at home?
A. Many electric cars can be charged using a three-pin plug. Owners can also install a home wall box for faster charging.

Q. Do I need a home charger?
A. It is highly recommended as it will significantly speed up your charging speed compared to using a 3-pin domestic socket.

Q. Where can I charge my electric car?
A. Electric cars can be charged at home or at public charging points.

Q. How much does it cost to run an electric car?
A. An efficient EV might cover an average of 5 miles for every kiloWatt hour and an inefficient one 2.5 miles per kWh.

Q. Are there enough charging stations for electric Kia’s?
A. The availability of charging stations for electric Kia’s varies by location, but the charging infrastructure is rapidly expanding. Many cities, businesses, and residential areas now offer charging facilities, making it convenient to own an electric Kia.

Q. What connector do Kia cars use?
A. All Kia cars use a Type 2 Mennekes plug to connect the cable to the car for slow and fast AC charging, which is the most popular connector type in the UK and Europe. For rapid DC charging this is expanded on the same port to a CCS-2 plug.

Q. What power of home charger should I buy?
A. We recommend a minimum of 7kW although most Kia EVs can charge at a higher rate than this. 22kW home chargers are becoming available and will lower the time taken to charge your car.

For more help and guidance please contact us

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