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By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and Tricks on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 1:49 pm
A photo of the Eco Plug-In badge that is worn on some Kia vehicles.

How do I charge a Kia electric vehicle at home?

We don’t know what the perfect solution is to powering automobiles, but the next step is going to be using gas/electric hybrid and battery technology. Kia is making strides every day to get this technology just right and already has a few options on the market in the way of the Niro PHEV crossover SUV, as well as the Optima PHEV and upcoming Soul EV+. As more customers come to the Classic Kia Carrollton showroom wondering, ‘How do I charge a Kia electric vehicle at home,’ the automaker has teamed up with Amazon to deliver everything an electric vehicle owner will need to take full advantage of this technology. Let’s take a look at what you need to know.

READ MORE: Could Kia be adding a new electric sedan to its lineup?

What do I need to order?

As battery-powered and plug-in hybrid vehicles become more popular with buyers, the infrastructure will follow – but that will take time. People who want to get in on the ground floor of the green vehicle revolution need a few things professionally installed in their homes.

With a single stop to the Amazon Electric Vehicle portion of the website, they can choose from an array of charging units and other equipment that will make charging your vehicle as easy as charging your smartphone. Amazon has 120- and 240-volt units available as well as units in a few different amperages to suit about any need.
Start your Amazon order here

How long does it take to charge a Kia vehicle?

The amount of time you will spend with your vehicle plugged in will depend on the setup. A 2019 Kia Soul EV will take up to 33 hours to charge up with a 120-volt unit and with the upgraded 240-volt equipment, it will be 5.5 to 6.5 times faster. The 2019 Kia Optima PHEV and 2019 Kia Niro PHEV can charge their batteries in fewer than nine hours using the standard equipment. Buyers choosing the faster charging units will see much lower charge times.

If you want to learn more about what Kia electric vehicles have to offer, make an appointment with a Classic Kia Carrollton product expert today.

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