Charging the Kia EV6 electric sport utility vehicle

What drivers need to know about the Kia EV6

The Kia EV6 is an all electric, compact crossover SUV with an attractive entry price. Utilizing a selection of either 58 kWh or 77.4 kWh lithium ion batteries and either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, the EV6 has received high accolades from electric vehicle (EV) drivers for its range of choices, fast charging speeds and excellent range figures. The EV6 is comparable to other crossovers, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Volkswagen ID.4, and the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The Tesla Model Y is similar but pricier.


The EV6’s interior is dominated by a large, floating center console that offers controls for features such as heated seats. A pair of 12.3 inch screens with a touch-sensitive display for everyday functions. Another plus of the EV6 is the standard “Drivewise” safety suite, including surround-view monitor, highway driving assist, front and rear blind-spot collision avoidance, and head-up display. There’s even a smart remote parking assist.

Charging the Kia EV6

With the 58 kWh battery, the EPA says the Kia EV6 range is impressive. It can travel 232 miles on a single charge of the 816 pound battery. With the 77.4 kWh battery in the Wind, GT-line and GT trims, the EPA estimated range is up to 310 miles.All EV6 models have 11 kW onboard chargers, powering the car from 10% to 100%  in about seven hours.


To take full advantage of fast home charging, EV6 owners will want to install a 48 amp home EV charger, such as the JuiceBox 48, which has a standard SAE J1772 plug that works with any electric vehicle on the market. Because the average commuting time in the US is only 26.4 miles, most Kia EV6 owners will not deplete their battery in a day of driving and may charge only an hour or two each day. The EV6 offers bidirectional charging via its vehicle-to-load (V2L) charging adapter, which can power 110 volt appliances. For instance, owners can run a refrigerator for more than 300 hours. A discharge limit can be set if used for tailgating, so the car retains enough power to get home.

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Kia EV6 charging times & range

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charging time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
All electric range
2022-Present Kia EV6 Standard Range
11 kW
58 kWh
38 hours
5 hours
232 miles
2022-Present Kia EV6 Extended Range
11 kW
77.4 kWh
51 hours
6.75 hours
206-310 miles

DC fast charging: CCS Combo

The base 58 kWh EV6 can be charged at 180 kW while the upper trims with the 77.4 kWh battery can be charged at up to 350 kW. The Kia EV6 utilizes the CCS Combo port located below the passenger side of the rear taillight. Kia, along with other brands under the Hyundai Motor Group umbrella, has committed to adopting the SAE J3400 (formerly NACS) charging standard starting in 2025, meaning new Kia EV6s from 2025 onward will utilize the connector as standard. Enel X Way chargers will be compatible with SAE J3400 in 2024.


The EV6 supports both 400V and 800V DC fast charging, and 800V from a 350 kWh charger can add 210 miles in less than 18 minutes (going from 10% to 80% state of charge). These ultra-fast chargers can add 62 miles in 4.5 minutes to their EV6.

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Kia EV6 home charging stations


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