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Free to roam, easy to charge

The Kia Charge app gives you access to multiple UK and European public charging networks in one, seamless solution.

From planning your trips to paying for charging, Kia Charge is the only app you need. Charging on the go has never been easier!

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<br><br>Quick & easy access to over 360,000 stations



Quick & easy access to over 360,000 stations


With Kia Charge, you can locate stations and access all necessary information like pricing and availability with confidence.

The largest consolidated network in the UK

Gain access to 23 UK networks, equivalent to 69% of the UK’s public charging infrastructure.

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Use our interactive map to find charging stations along your route.

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KiaCharge charging service and POI data for the charging stations are provided by Digital Charging Solutions GmbH. The POI data for the charging stations is protected by copyright.
<br><br>The all-in-one Kia Charge app



The all-in-one Kia Charge app


Kia Charge features a handy trip planner. It also consolidates all your public charging payments into one monthly bill so you have complete transparency over your public charging costs.

Two simple tariffs

Kia Charge offers you the choice of charging tariffs based on your travel needs.

Kia Charge Easy

Kia Charge Easy

Perfect if you only occasionally use public car charging points. It gives you the freedom to access most UK charging stations — with no monthly subscription fee.


Kia Charge Plus

Kia Charge Plus

Made for you if you use electric public car charging stations on a regular basis. It gives you a 15% discount compared to the Easy tariff on networks other than bp pulse, Pod Point and IONITY. It also means you won't have to pay a session fee in the UK.

IONITY — Power subscription

IONITY — Power subscription

IONITY’s network of ultra-fast 350kW electric car charging stations is dotted along the UK and Europe’s major motorways.

Kia Charge already gives you seamless access to this network but with our £11.25-per-month one-year bolt-on subscription, you pay only £0.25 per kWh in the UK or €0.29 in most other European countries.

bp pulse — bp pulse subscription

bp pulse — bp pulse subscription

Kia Charge already gives you access to the bp pulse network but with our optional bp pulse subscription and for just £7.85 per month, you benefit from significantly reduced kWh prices across Kia Charge’s largest individual charging network.

How long will it take to charge an electric car at a public station?

Public car charging stations vary in type, and this means that they offer different charging speeds.

AC Charging

AC Charging

Best used for long parking stays like overnight on-street charging.

DC Charging

DC Charging

Perfect for charging quickly while en-route to a destination.

AC charging time refers to Niro EV on 22kW charger
DC charging time refers to EV6 (10 - 80% capacity) on 350kW charger.

Charging time by station speed and model Charging time by station speed and model

Model 7.2kW AC
Single Phase (Fast)
22kW AC
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50kW DC
Rapid
100kW DC
High Power Charging
350kW DC
High Power Charging
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XCeed PHEV



3.3kW

 

2 hours
15 min
3.3kW 2 hours
15 min

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N/A

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Niro PHEV



3.3kW

 

2 hours
55 min (15%-95%)
3.3kW 2 hours
55 min (15%-95%)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

N/A

Niro EV



7.2kW

 

9 hours
25 min

11kW
6 hours
20 min
50kW 1 hour
5 min
(10% - 80%)
72kW

45 min
(10% - 80%)

 

72kW 43 min
(10% - 80%)
Sportage PHEV



7.2kW

 

1 hour
45 min
(10%-100%)

7.2kW
1 hour
45 min
(10%-100%)

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Soul EV



7.2kW

 

9 hours
35 min

7.2kW
9 hours
35 min

50kW
1 hour
15 min

77kW
54 min
(10% - 80%)

77kW
54 min
(10% - 80%)
EV6 7.2kW TBC 11kW 7 hours
20 min
(10%-100%)
50kW 1 hour
13 min
(10%-100%)
100kW TBC
239kW
18 min
(10%-100%)
Sorento PHEV



3.3kW

 

3 hours
25 min
3.3kW 3 hours
25 min

N/A

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All charging times featured in this table are indicative. Real-life charging times might differ.

<br>Get to 80% fast


Get to 80% fast

When using DC charging, Kia electric cars’ charging speeds slow down once the battery reaches 80% state of charge to help preserve the battery’s longevity.

Bear this in mind and plan accordingly to help save time on longer journeys.
<br>No access to Home Charging?


No access to Home Charging?

If you rely solely on public charging it is worth researching operators like Source London, Ubitricity, or Connected Kerb as these providers specifically offer convenient near-home charging for drivers without a driveway or off-street parking.
Charging providers are continuously improving and adding to their charging locations and offer value for charging terms for local residents.

Need to know more?

Where can I find Electric car charging points? Where can I find Electric car charging points?

 

 

With Kia Charge, you have access to the UK’s largest collection of charging networks and to more than 360,000 charge points across Europe. Kia Charge lets you locate EV charging stations using a familiar map tool and clever filters. It also gives you up-to-the-minute information about availability and pricing before you navigate to your chosen station. If your Kia comes with Kia Connect, you can also find electric car charging points through your car's points of interest directory. This lets you check the station’s characteristics and availability before you navigate to it.

How much does it cost to charge an Electric car at a charging point? How much does it cost to charge an Electric car at a charging point?

 

 

Prices vary between network operators but thanks to Kia Charge, you’re able to consult prices prior to charging. You also have a range of tariffs to suit your profile. Light users of public charging can opt for our ‘Easy’ tariff with no monthly instalment or minimum spend. More frequent users of public charging can choose our ‘Plus’ tariff, which grants 15% discount and no session fee in all networks other than bp pulse, Pod Point and Ionity. Kia Charge users can also choose from two optional subscriptions: bp pulse and Ionity subscriptions, which offer the best possible value when charging within these two networks. More information about Kia Charge is available here. Please note that the benefits of the Ionity subscription extend to their network outside of the UK, which makes international travelling more affordable.

How do I pay for public charging? How do I pay for public charging?

 

 

It’s now really easy to charge on the go. With Kia Charge, you never have to pay every time you charge. Start and stop a charging session and just drive away: all your billing is consolidated in a monthly, itemised invoice that gives you complete oversight of your activity and spending. More information about Kia Charge is available here.

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