How do you charge your electric car?

Have you just bought a Kia EV6 or are you seriously considering it? Do you have questions about recharging in particular? Between charging features, charging points and costs, and the extras for your (future) car, there’s plenty to get lost in. Nothing could be more normal, and this article is here to help you see it a little more clearly.

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Good advice to get started

If you choose or have bought an electric car like the Kia EV6, it is because, like more and more households, your vision is starting to see the long term. You ask, you read Tesla Magazine, and you begin to know our opinion on the subject.

But since it can’t hurt (and for those readers who discover us), we’ll confirm it here: we strongly recommend installation of a charging station by an authorized professional.

And this, for at least three good reasons, in the medium and long term:

  • it’s what costs you the least,
  • it is what will be the most efficient in terms of consumption,
  • it is the safest, because you never skimp on it.

Kia EV6 Charging features

That said, let’s now take a closer look at the features of your (future) new car.

Kia EV6 access door, right rear

Kia EV6 plug location: right rear

Accelerated charging in alternating current (AC): Type 2 plug / Max. AC = up to 11 kW – Three-phase

Direct current (DC) fast charging: CCS connector / Max. DC = up to 233kW

Do you want to know more about charging your new Kia EV6?

With this video, find the answers to some of the questions about your Kia EV6:

  • How is your vehicle charged?
  • How can I be sure that the charging is done correctly?
  • Which cable should you use?

All the answers in the video!

Where to recharge your vehicle?

Your house

Simply plug your Kia EV6 into a socket. To reduce the charging time, we recommend that you install a 3.7 kW Green-Up socket or a 7.4 kW Wallbox terminal. Installation must be carried out by an authorized professional.

Your electrical installation should also be checked, even (and especially) if you only use a simple outlet. In fact, the electrical network will be very stressed during recharging. The most prudent thing is therefore to have at least one reinforced socket installed. The most efficient is of course a complete IRVE unit (eg a wallbox type charging station).

On public terminal networks

There will be more charging stations in France and Europe! Find them near you and on your travels with applications like ChargeMap. This is a community service that refers to all public charging stations and offers a payment solution that makes your life easier while driving your electric car.

Kia EV6 charging time and price

Expenses for public collection

Some public places (such as municipal parking lots) offer free charging of electric cars. They can now be found easily, especially via the municipalities’ web portals.

Then, in parallel, there are more and more paying charging networks, such as Ionity or Total Energies. It is even possible to top it up while you shop with certain major retail chains, such as Leclerc, for example.

It is still quite difficult to estimate the exact price of a recharge because it depends a lot on the recharge session, the time spent or even the recovered kWh. Other factors come into play, such as whether you subscribe to the distributor network or not, and even the weather has a say.

Charges for charging at home or at work

Thanks to a terminal connected to the electricity grid in your home or workplace, you can generally recharge your Kia EV6 at a more attractive price offered by the electricity supplier and negotiated with the company that uses its services.

Key figures

As an indication, taking into account the characteristics of the Kia EV6 discussed in the first part and the current EDF tariff (approx. €0.1740/kWh in March 2022), here are some figures to give you an idea.

For a battery charge of 20% to 80%, with mild weather (above 20°C), we would obtain the following data:

Terminal 7.4 kW, 32 A (AC) 150 kW fast terminal (DC)
Time About 6 hours About 20 min
Energy recovered About 45 kWh About 45 kWh
Autonomy regained about 300 km about 300 km
Cost around €8.50 up to €31
(AC: alternating current / DC: direct current)

(NB : Electricity prices have fluctuated sharply upwards since the beginning of the year. The values ​​are therefore calculated based on the prices provided by EDF and the characteristics of the battery, such as its payload. They are given as an indication, without contractual value or obligation from the manufacturer..)

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