How to charge your electric car?

Have you just bought a Kia EV6 or are you seriously considering doing so? Do you have questions about recharge in particular? Between the charging features, charging locations and costs, as well as your (future) car extras, there’s a lot to get lost. Nothing could be more normal, and this article is here to help you see that a little more clearly.

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Good advice to start

If you’ve opted for or bought an electric car like the Kia EV6, it’s because, like more and more homes, your vision is starting to look long-term. You ask, read Tesla Magazine and get to know our opinion on the matter.

But since it can’t hurt (and for readers who discover us), we reaffirm here: strongly recommends the installation of a charging station by a licensed professional.

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

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

Kia EV6 Charging Features

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

Kia EV6 Access Hatch, Right Rear

Kia EV6 connector location: right rear

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

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

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 does your vehicle charge?
  • How can I be sure the upload was done correctly?
  • Which cable should you use?

All answers on video!

Where to recharge your vehicle?

Your home

Simply plug your Kia EV6 into a household electrical outlet. To reduce charging time, we recommend installing a 3.7 kW Green-Up socket or a 7.4 kW Wallbox terminal. Installation must be done by a licensed professional.

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

In public terminal networks

Charging stations are multiplying in France and Europe! Locate who is near you and on your travels with apps like ChargeMap. This is a community service that references all public charging stations and offers a payment solution to make your life easier while driving your electric car.

Kia EV6 charging time and cost

Public collection cost

Some public places (such as municipal car parks) offer free charging for electric vehicles. They can now be found quite easily, in particular through the municipalities’ web portals.

Then there are, in parallel, more and more paid charging networks, such as Ionity or Total Energies. It is even possible to recharge it while shopping, with some large retail chains, such as Leclerc, for example.

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

Charging cost at home or work

Thanks to a terminal connected to the electrical grid of your home or place of work, you can usually recharge your Kia EV6 at a more attractive rate, offered by the electricity supplier and negotiated with the company that uses their services.

some numbers

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

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

Terminal 7.4 kW, 32 A (AC) 150 kW (DC) quick terminal
Time about 6 hours about 20 minutes
recovered energy About 45kWh About 45kWh
Autonomy recovered about 300km about 300km
Cost about €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 from the prices provided by EDF, and the characteristics of the battery, such as its payload. They are given as an indication, with no contractual value or commitment from the manufacturer..)

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