How to charge your electric car?

How to charge your electric car?

Have you just purchased a Kia EV6 or are you seriously considering it? Do you have questions about recharge specifically? Between charging features, charging points and costs, as well as your car’s (later) surplus, there’s a lot to lose. Nothing could be more common, and this article is here to help you see it more clearly.

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Good advice to get started

If you’ve chosen, or bought, an electric car like the Kia EV6, it’s because, like most households, your vision is starting to look long-term. You ask, you read the Tesla Magazine, and you begin to know our opinion on the subject.

But since it can’t hurt (and for readers who discover us), we confirm here: us highly recommend charging station installation by a licensed professional.

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

  • this will cost you less,
  • this will be the most efficient in terms of use,
  • it is the safest, because you will never skip it.

Kia EV6 Charging Features

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

Kia EV6 access light, rear right

Kia EV6 connector location: rear right

Alternating current (AC) fast charging: Type 2 connector / Max. AC = up to 11 kW – Three Phase

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

Want to know more about charging your new Kia EV6?

With this video, Get answers to some questions about your Kia EV6:

  • How does your car charge?
  • How can I be sure that the payment is made correctly?
  • What cable should you use?

All the answers in the video!

Where to recharge your car?

Your house

Simply plug your Kia EV6 into a household power outlet. To reduce the charging time, we advise you to install a 3.7 kW Green-Up outlet or a 7.4 kW Wallbox terminal. Installation should be done by a licensed professional.

Your electrical installation should also be checked, even (and especially) if you only use a simple household method. Indeed, the electrical network will be greatly stressed during the restoration. The most sensible thing therefore is to have at least a reinforced socket installed. The most effective remaining, of course, is a complete IRVE device (wall-type charging station, for example).

On public terminal networks

Charging stations are increasing in France and Europe! Find those near you and on your commute with apps like ChargeMap. This is a community service referencing all public charging stations and providing a charging solution to make your life easier when driving your electric car.

Kia EV6 charging time and cost

The cost of public payments

Some public places (such as municipal car parks) offer free charging for electric vehicles. Now they can be found quite easily, especially through municipal web portals.

Then, there are, in parallel, more and more payment networks, such as Ionity or Total Energies. It is possible to add it at the time of purchase, with some major retail chains, such as Leclerc, for example.

It remains difficult to estimate the exact price of recharging, because it depends a lot on the period of recharging, the time spent, or even the kWh obtained. Other factors are involved, such as whether or not you subscribe to a distributor network, and even the weather has a say.

The cost of payment at home or at work

Thanks to the terminal connected to the electricity network of your home or workplace, you can generally charge your Kia EV6 at the most attractive rate, provided by the electricity supplier and negotiated with the company that uses its services.

Several numbers

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

With a battery charge of 20% to 80%, and a cool weather (above 20°C), we will get the following data:

Terminal 7.4 kW, 32 A (AC) 150 kW terminal speed (DC)
Time About 6 hours About 20 minutes
Energy is restored About 45kWh About 45kWh
Freedom has been restored about 300 km about 300 km
Cost around €8.50 up to 31 €
(AC: alternating current / DC: direct current)

(NB : Electricity prices have changed significantly 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 charge. They are given as indications, without contractual value, nor manufacturer’s promise..)

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