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Recharge your electric or plug-in Kia, right at home

From how much it costs to charge your electric or plug-in hybrid car to how long it takes, we'll tell you everything you need to know about charging your Kia at home.

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<br><br>A more cost effective way to power your journeys



A more cost effective way to power your journeys


Charging at home is economical but how economical depends on your home energy tariff.

With a flat kWh price of 30p, a full charge of your EV6 comes to £22. If you drive enough miles, an EV charging tariff can slash this cost and save you money overall.

EV tariffs usually involve a very low, off-peak kWh rate and a slightly more-expensive-than-usual peak kWh rate. Make sure you review the best energy tariff options to make the best of your Kia.
<br><br>Get equipped with the best home charger



Get equipped with the best home charger


Kia have partnered with Pod Point and bp pulse, Britain’s leading home charge point manufacturers and installers to provide and fit your home charge point at a discounted rate.

Ask your Kia dealer to refer you to either bp pulse or Pod Point to benefit from a reduced price exclusive to you as a Kia customer.

BP PULSE AND POD POINT INSTALLATION IN THREE STEPS

  • Send us your details



    Simply visit your local Kia dealer and register for an installation. You’ll get to choose from one of our preferred partners, Pod Point or bp pulse.

  • Plan for installation



    You provide a few details and photos - location, fuse box and other important information - to ensure smooth approval and planning.

  • Leave it to the pros



    Your chosen supplier comes to your home and installs your home charger on a pre-arranged date.

<br><br>The speediest way to charge at home



The speediest way to charge at home


How long does it take to charge an electric car at home?

Whatever your model, having a dedicated electric car home charger lets you charge more quickly and more safely than with a regular 3-pin socket.

With a 7.2kW home charger, you can charge your plug-in hybrid in about 3-4 hours while an electric car takes about 10 hours so an overnight charge will do just fine.

Charging times by model

How long does it take to charge an electric car at home? Here’s a quick comparison of charge time by vehicle and connection type.

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

Model Mains charging
Single Phase
7.2kW AC
Single Phase
22kW AC
Three Phase
Effective max. speed Approx. charging time Effective max. speed Approx. charging time Effective max. speed Approx. charging time
XCeed PHEV
2.3kW
3 hours
52 min

3.3kW
2 hours
15 min

3.3kW
2 hours
15 min
Niro PHEV
2.3kW
TBC

3.3kW
2 hours
55 min

3.3kW
2 hours
55 min
Niro EV
2.3kW
27 hours
30 min

7.2kW
9 hours
25 min
11kW 6 hours
20 min
Sportage PHEV
2.3kW
5 hours
27 min (10%-100%)

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

7.2kW
1 hour
45 min (10%-100%)
Soul EV
2.3kW
29 hours

7.2kW
9 hours
35 min

11kW
9 hours
35 min
EV6 2.3kW 32 hours
45 min (10%-100%)
7.2kW TBC 11kW 7 hours
20 min (10%-100%)
Sorento PHEV
2.3kW
5 hours
2 min

3.3kW
3 hours
25 min

3.3kW
3 hours
25 min
<br><br>Fully control your charge through Kia Connect



Fully control your charge through Kia Connect


The Kia Connect app lets you keep an eye your charging status and schedule charging if you benefit from off-peak kWh rates.

Need to know more?

How do I charge an electric car at home? How do I charge an electric car at home?

 

 

To charge your car at home, it’s recommended that you get an electric car charging point installed. This method of charging is approximately three times faster than a three-pin plug for electric vehicles. Our partners, Pod Point and bp pulse have vast experience in home charge points and their installation.

 

 

How much does it cost to install a home Electric car charging point? How much does it cost to install a home Electric car charging point?

 

 

Our Kia Authorised Dealers can also refer you to Pod Point or bp pulse to benefit from reduced prices exclusively available to Kia customers.

What type of Electric car charger do I need at home? What type of Electric car charger do I need at home?

 

 

We recommend that you install a 7kWh charger, which is the most future-proof solution and will offer the best compromise between speed and price.

Why would I need a home charger? Can’t I use my home socket? Why would I need a home charger? Can’t I use my home socket?

 

 

A dedicated electric vehicle home charger has some key benefits compared to charging your electric vehicle from a home socket:

• You should be able to charge your electric car at least three times faster if you install a 7kWh charger. The charging time of a Plug-in Hybrid will improve by about 50% compared to a three-pin socket.

• It’s much more robust, safer and reliable.

 

What are the benefits of a connected charging point? What are the benefits of a connected charging point?

 

 

A connected charging point allows you to check all charging session details online. They also enable the manufacturer to install firmware updates and fixes remotely if required.

 

 

Will I receive a message when charging is completed? Will I receive a message when charging is completed?

 

 

You will receive a notification via your Kia Connect App once your electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle is fully charged.

 

 

I live in a flat. Is it still possible to have a home charger? I live in a flat. Is it still possible to have a home charger?

 

 

It is possible to install a home charger even when you don’t have your own driveway or grid connection. In most cases you will need to contact the property’s freeholder to receive approval for the necessary installation, like cabling and possible adjustments within the central fuse box.

 

 

I don't have my own parking lot or driveway so need to park on the street. Can I have a home charger installed in a
public street? I don't have my own parking lot or driveway so need to park on the street. Can I have a home charger installed in a
public street?

 

 

In most cities, installing your own charging point in a public area is not allowed. You should check with your local authority for guidance

 

 

My driveway is located quite far away from my grid connection/ fuse box. Are there limitations when installing a
home charger? My driveway is located quite far away from my grid connection/ fuse box. Are there limitations when installing a
home charger?

 

 

In most cases there are no technical limitations when installing a home charger however this may mean the work required goes beyond what is deemed as ‘standard’. A cable longer than 15 metres and any need for trenching or hiding the cable will result in additional costs. To prevent any unpleasant surprises, our partners will assist you prior to your installation and discuss the best way forward.

 

 

What are the next steps after ordering a home charger? What are the next steps after ordering a home charger?

 

 

After requesting a quotation, you will be invited to complete a remote survey. This survey asks you for information and photos e.g. the desired location of the charge point, the fuse box and other important aspects to assure a smooth installation process. Once the survey is complete, our partner will contact you to provide an installation date.

After placing the order, how long will it take before the home charger is installed? After placing the order, how long will it take before the home charger is installed?

 

 

Installation lead times vary and it is best to place your order as early as possible so our partners can schedule the best possible installation date for you, preferably before you take delivery of your vehicle.

Do you offer a support service after installing the charging point? Do you offer a support service after installing the charging point?

 

 

Yes, you will be able to call a 24/7 hotline which can support you via remote diagnosis and troubleshooting. The hotline numbers to call:

Pod Point: 020 7247 4114 bp pulse: 0330 016 5126

If something is wrong with my home charger, how soon can it be fixed? If something is wrong with my home charger, how soon can it be fixed?

 

 

Both bp pulse and Pod Point provide 24/7, 365-day-a-year customer support.

 

 

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