Hybrid and electric cars are most commonly charged at home, but can be charged at work, or at thousands of public chargers, such as at supermarkets or service stations. You can find out a bit more about how each works below.
Read our simple guide below to learn how to charge an electric car and various types of charging point connections.
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It’s best to get a home charge point installed, as it will charge your car about three times quicker than a three pin plug. A home charge point from Pod Point is weatherproof and also smart WiFi enabled, so it can keep track of your charging costs.
Good news, there’s a £350 OLEV government grant available to help with the cost of a home charge point. So, for a standard installation, our partner, Pod Point, can supply and install a home charge point for as little as £450 for a 7kW charger.
You can choose a 3.6W or a 7W charger. The 7 W charges faster and is ideal for full EVs, while the 3.6W is suitable for most plug-in hybrids.
KiaCharge amalgamates the majority of the UK’s public charging networks, allowing Kia owners to locate and access charging stations but also to pay for charging, all using just one single solution. And not only is KiaCharge working seamlessly in the UK, it also gives you the same convenience while abroad in 28 other European countries. More information about KiaCharge is available here.
It’s now really easy to charge on the go. With KiaCharge, you never have to manually pay every time you charge. Start, stop a charging session and just drive away: all your billing is consolidated in a monthly, itemised invoice that gives you complete oversight of your activity and spending. More information about KiaCharge is available here.
With KiaCharge you have access to the UK’s largest charging network and to more than 200,000 charge points across Europe, all with just using one solution. KiaCharge lets you locate charge points using a familiar map tool and clever filters. It also gives you up-to-the-minute information about availability and pricing before you use the KiaCharge mobile app to navigate to your chosen station. More information about KiaCharge is available here.