Kia EV5 Charging Guide

Kia EV5 Charging

The Kia EV5 is set to be released in November 2024 and will have the best price per kWh ratio in New Zealand with its massive 88.1kWh LFP battery. It will come with a 8 amp  trickle charger that will take a painful 53 hours to charge from empty to full.

To fully charge the vehicle overnight we recommend investing in a Smart EV wall charger. The EV5 has an onboard 11kW ac charger and supports up to 141kW DC charging. At the bottom of the page we have recommend chargers for the Kia EV5 and charge times. 

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New Zealand EV5 specifications* to be confirmed on release: 

Battery Size 88.1 Kwh
Range 540 km WLTP
Maximum A.C charge speed 11 kW
Maximum D.C charge speed 141 kW
Engine HP 308 bph
Charge Port  Type 2 + CCS
Charge port location Front drivers side

Kia EV5 charge times

Estimate charge timing comparison from 10% to 100%. Generally you do not arrive home with 0% charge remaining.
The last 5% slows down as the cells are balanced so the time below is an estimate. The charge times cover 2WD long range, Light 2wd long range, Earth Long range, Earth AWD and GT-line.

Charger type Battery & Model Approximate Charge time 10% to 100%
8A Type 2 wall charger 88.1 Kwh 48 hours
16A Charger 88.1 Kwh 24 Hours
32a Wall charger with Socket 88.1 Kwh 12 Hours
32a Wall charger with 5m cable 88.1 Kwh 12 Hours
Autel Wall charger 88.1 Kwh 12 Hours
Tron 22kW wall charger 88.1 Kwh 8 Hours

Also see our Charge time calculator and Charge Cost calculator

Public charging with the Kia EV5

There two types of public chargers; DC CCS fast charger and AC chargers. 

The CCS charger. This is a DC fast charger; these chargers have the cables attached so there is no need to bring your own.
To use these public stations download the following apps Chargenet Meridian AppShell App and BP app for more head to our full public charging guide.

The Kiw EV5 has a onboard 141kW DC charging, this will charge the car from 30% to 80% in around 27min. Charging after 80% does slow down, so for you are better to split the charging up for longer trips. 

Type 2 Public AC chargers like the ones you find a super markets, malls, hotels & Motels. You will need to bring your own cable for these. Plug share will show the chargers in your area and you can see what sort of cables are needed. 

What sort of cable do I need for Public charging?

We recommend a 22kW Type 2 to Type 2 cable to make use of the faster 11kW charging speeds. 
The majority of free public chargers use the Type 2 Socket, so this cable will allow you to use the chargers. Note Some public charges have a Type 2 hard wired so a cable is not needed 100% of the time. 

Kia EV5 dc fast charging in public

Recommended chargers for the Kia EV5

If you have 3 phase at home you can get the Tron 22kW charger, this will only provide slightly increased speed over the standard 7kW charger allowing you to charge at 11kW reducing your time to charge from 10% to 100% by 4 hours.

Most homes only have single phase so our 7kW home charger suits most peoples needs. If you want to make the most of night rates and scheduled charging then our smart chargers can do this. Our chargers also have Solar Diversion to charge your EV5 with Solar. 

You can choose from the version with a socket on the front and buy a separate cable that can be used for public charging. Or get the version with the cable attached. 

V2L adapters for EV5

The Earth models support Vehicle to Load. This means you can use the car as a power supply and plug in home appliances to the car. We have adapters available for this that will plug in to your Type 2 socket have a standard 10a power plug on the other end. 

Hyundai and Kia V2L cable

Contact us for all your EV charging questions.

If you have any questions then get in touch, we are here to help you with your EV needs.