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Are You Ready to Flip the Switch? Go Electric Your Way.
Kia is at the forefront of hybrid and electric (EV) vehicles. In 2020, Kia announced its mid-to-long-term strategy aimed at establishing a leadership position in the automotive industry rooted in mobility services, vehicle electrification connectivity, and autonomy. By the end of 2025, Kia plans to offer a full line-up of 11 battery electric vehicles (BEV).
Kia EV Home Charger
No need to worry about charging your electric vehicle. Kia America is pleased to announce that it will offer ChargePoint, a top-rated, smart Level 2 Home Charger for Kia EV and PHEV vehicles. This product allows owners to recharge their Kia EV at their convenience at home.
When you purchase a Kia EV vehicle, you may also purchase a [email protected] 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 772M connector 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 [email protected] certified for energy efficiency. Backed by a 3-year warranty and 24/7 customer support.
How long is the battery life?
The average electric car battery life is 10-20 years before needing replacement. Kia offers a battery capacity warranty of 10 years/100,000 miles.
How long can I drive before re-charging?
That will vary among models between 170-239 miles. The Kia Connect app show you how much battery power you have left.
What if my battery runs out of power when I’m driving?
With tools in your vehicle and on your app that track and manage your battery charge, that should never happen. If it does, Kia 24-Roadside Assistance can transport you and your car to a charging station or Kia dealer.
What is a regenerative braking system?
With EV, whenever you decelerate or brake, the electric traction motor captures kinetic energy to recharge the battery.
Are batteries dangerous in an accident?
Electric vehicle batteries pass a severe crash test, watertight test, immersion test and combustion test before being installed. Lithium-ion batteries are combustible, however, it has a much lower risk of fire than a gasoline engine.
How does weather impact my battery?
Ambient temperature, driving style and other factors can reduce battery efficiency. Kia batteries are tested in extreme heat and cold. Kia’s system is adept at maintaining cell temperatures while helping to maximize electric range.
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 UVO app or PlugShare app.
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, and electric motor specification.
How much money will I save by owning an electric or hybrid vehicle?
You may be eligible for local, state, and federal incentives, tax credits, and rebates. The cost to charge per mile may be less than the cost of gasoline.
Will I save on maintenance?
An EV is a more streamlined system that requires considerably less maintenance. Automotive data experts estimate that EV vehicles cost 23% less to run than gas vehicles over a three-year period.
What maintenance is required?
We recommend an annual schedule check-up for EV minor maintenance to electrical systems.
How do I maintain my battery?
The lifespan of your battery is sensitive to extreme temperatures. Do not let the battery charge run out completely. Do not charge the battery too much or too often.
What are the benefits of driving an electric vehicle?
Environmentally friendly zero tailpipe emissions, non-existent gasoline costs, less maintenance, tax credits, incentives, and rebates.
Can I use the HOV/carpool lane?
It depends on the state.
What are the environmental benefits?
EVs have lower carbon emissions, produce no particulate or smog-causing tailpipe emissions. EV batteries can be recycled and repurposed.
Are there performance benefits?
Electric vehicles are quiet, provide instant power and acceleration, and are fun to drive. EVs ride comfortably. They are capable of delivering more torque for faster acceleration.
Are there any other perks?
Utility companies may offer reduced rates during certain hours. EV owners may also be eligible for discounts on car insurance. There may be rebates for home charger installation, free or preferred public parking, and reduced toll fees.