Kia Niro EV & PHEV Charging Guide kia nero charging

Charging options for the new Kia Niro EV. 

From factory the Niro comes with a Type 2 10A charger that will charge at 8 amps. This can take around 7 hours to provide a full charge for the PHEV or 23 hours for the full EV. On a full charge you can expect around 63km range for the PHEV and 460km range for the EV. There are a couple of options for charging the Niro faster at home. The Niro comes with the Kia connect app so there is no need for a smart charger as the scheduling can be done via the app. 

  1. The 16A T2 charger with the Blue Cee plug. Great if you have a 16A socket. If you don’t have one get a quote from your local electrician to have one installed however the install costs are similar to having a wall charger installed so that is the better option. 
  2. The other faster option are the wall mount chargers that can be mounted outside such as the  32A Wall mounted charger 

Note: The PHEV is limited to charging at 16A so the wall chargers will only supply 16A to the car.


Niro EV and PHEV charge times

Estimate charge timing comparison from 20% to 80%. After 80% charging can slow depending on the temperature of the batteries, also as the battery gets full the car balances the cells so charging will slow as it approaches 100%

Kia Niro PHEV Charge times

Charger type Battery Approximate Charge time 20% to 80%
8A factory charger 11.1kWh 4 hours
16A Charger 11.1kWh 2 hours

32a Wall charger

Wifi Wall charger

11.1 kWh 2 hours *limited by onboard charger

Kia Niro EV Charge times

Charger type Battery Approximate Charge time 20% to 80%
8A factory charger 64.8kWh 22 hours
16A Charger 64.8kWh 11.5 hours

32a Wall charger socket

Wifi Wall charger with cable

64.8kWh 5.3 hours 

Public charging the Niro 

There two types of public chargers for your Eclipse.

Type 2 CCS. For Full EV only, this is a DC charger and will charge your car from 10% to 80% in 43min using a 350kW charging station. No need to bring a cable as the charging station has this hard wired. To use these public stations download the Chargenet App

Type 2 Public charger such as the Orion & Meridian chargers or the ones you find a super markets, malls, hotels. Like the you will need to bring a cable to use these. 

Charging your Niro from a public Type 2 charger.

You will need one of our Type 2 to Type 2  cables to make use of these chargers. The majority of free public chargers use the Type 2 Socket. 

kia nero ev and phev home charger

Popular NiRO PHEV & EV CHARgers


We recommend our Smart EV wall charger with wifi. Due to its value for money, the ability to adjust the charge based on how much solar is being generated and its load balancing capabilities to avoid tripping the breaker at the mains. 
If you have 3 phase available at home the Tron will charge the nero full EV at 11kW. 

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