Charging An EV

February 8th, 2022 by

Charging an EV is one of the biggest concerns potential electric vehicle buyers may have. At one time that may have been a legitimate concern, but owners no longer need to worry. Kia America forged an agreement with ChargePoint, a top-rated, smart Level 2 Home Charger for Kia EV and PHEV vehicles. This product allows owners to recharge their Kia EV vehicle at their convenience at home.

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When you purchase a Kia EV vehicle, you may also purchase a ChargePoint@ Home Flex charger.  It is 9X faster than a standard outlet, delivering up to 37 miles of electric driving Range Per Hour of charging.

Select the right amperage and charging speed for you, your home, and your Kia EV, from 16 to 50 amps. A professionally licensed and certified electrician can help you select the optimal amperage and install the device.

The Universal Jl 772connector is compatible with any EV on the road and has been tested with vehicles from all major automakers. The charge is UL listed and tested to the highest standards for electrical safety. ENERGY STAR@ certified for energy efficiency. Backed by a 3-year warranty and 24/7 customer support.

  • How does charging work?
    Kia EVs have an onboard rechargeable battery that stores energy to power the electric motor. You can recharge at home or at a public charging station.
  • How do I install the in-home charger?
    Level 1 plugs into a standard wall outlet. Level 2 chargers must be installed by a licensed electrician. An electrician can help you identify the ideal charger specs for your home.
  • How can I find chargers near me?
    There are over 26,000 charging stations located in the U.S. Stations can be located through the vehicle’s navigation system, from the Kia Connect app or PlugShare
  • Which Level 2 Chargers does Kia recommend?
    Kia has teamed up with Bosch, Webasto, ChargePoint, Juice Box. and Clipper Creek. Kia charging partners offer a wide range of home chargers to suit your preferences and budget.
  • How long does it take an EV vehicle to charge?
    Charge time depends on the weight and size of the car, battery size, electric motor specification, and what level charger you are using.

Kia Country has installed a public access EV charging station which will soon be opened to the public. Follow us on Facebook for more info.