Charging the Kia Niro

Everything drivers need to know about the Kia Niro

The Kia Niro was certainly not the most highly anticipated electric vehicle release (particularly when compared to some other high-profile model launches); however, its substantial range and elegant practicality have earned widespread approval from drivers and critics alike. The Niro electric car is built on the same platform that powers the fan-favorite Hyundai Kona EV, but the Niro has a longer wheelbase. In addition to a fully electric car model, the Niro is also available as a plug-in hybrid with an all-electric range of 26 miles.



Charging the Kia Niro

The 2017-2022 Niro EV features a 64.0-kWh battery with fast charging at a rate of 7.4 kW on a Level 2 EV charger and up to 77 kW using a DC fast charger, enabling the Niro to charge to 80% in less than an hour. The Niro EV has an EPA-estimated range of 239 miles. Using the included Level 1 charger, the Niro can charge from empty to 100% capacity in around 60 hours. The charging time is drastically reduced with the use of a more powerful Level 2 EV charging station, like the JuiceBox 32 or 40. With a Level 2 charger, the Niro can be fully charged in around 9 hours.


The Kia Niro PHEV is a good option for drivers who want to drive cleaner but require the additional range of a gas-powered engine. The plug-in hybrid Niro can charge using the same charging station as the fully electric model. Using a Level 1 charger, it takes around six hours to fully replenish the 26-mile range. With a Level 2 charger, the Kia Niro PHEV can fully charge in 2.5 hours, enabling drivers to charge at home during the night or at work during the day and have enough juice to make it to work or back home on purely battery power.

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Kia Niro charging times & range

Make & model
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox 48
Electric range
2017-2022 Kia Niro EV
7.4 kW
64 kWh
60 hours
9 hours
239 miles
2023-Present Kia Niro EV
11 kW
64 kWh
60 hours
6.5 hours
258 miles

DC fast charging: CCS combo

The Kia Niro EV has DC fast charging capabilities, and charges at a rate of up to 77 kW, which allows the Niro to recharge up to 80% in about 60 minutes. For 2023 the Niro will gain a fast charging increase to 84 kW. The Niro uses the SAE Combined Charging Connector (CCS) for Level 3 DC fast charge.

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