Charging the Kia EV6 at Home

The 100% electric Kia EV6 is an increasingly common sight in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. Released in August 2021, about 20,500 total models were sold in 2022. The sporty, sleek design, affordable price, and large seating capacity make this car a great choice for families needing both an SUV and a classy, modern vehicle. Like any other EV, the best place to charge your Kia EV6 is at home!

About the Kia EV6

Equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery, the Kia EV6 has an impressive estimated driving range of 310 miles. The EV6 has a combined MPGe of 117 – a miles per kWh average of 3.5 miles. The all-wheel drive model has a horsepower of 320 and the new, 2023, Kia EV GT model boasts an impressive 576 horsepower. Car reviewers have noted the EV6 has agile handling due to its low center of gravity. The standard models can accelerate from 0-60 in a quick 5 seconds, and as little as 3.5 seconds for the GT model. Other features are 12.3-inch dual panoramic displays, remote smart parking, an advanced heating system, and a highway driving assistant. The EV6 has also been given a “superior” crash test rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. TheEV6 has a base MSRP of $48,700 and $61,700 for the GT model.

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Charging for the Kia EV6

Like most vehicles, the Kia EV6 is fitted with the J1772 charge port and 11kW acceptance rate from the onboard charger (this is what converts the AC power from the level 2 connector to DC power that the battery needs!). This impressive acceptance rate means the EV6 can charge from 20% to full charge in around 6 hours when using a hardwired 11kW level 2 charger. The ChargePoint Home Flex, Wallbox Pulsar Plus, or even the Tesla Wall Connector, are great hardware examples to charge your Kia EV6 at home. Contact effortless electric today to learn more about installing a level 2 charger for your home!

When you’re on a road trip and can’t charge your EV6 at home, the vehicle can handle fast level 3 DC charging speeds of up to 175kW, allowing the car to charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. The GT model can charge at a maximum power of 233kW, giving it a charge time from  10% to 80% in 16 minutes. In addition,  2022 and 2023 Kia EV6 owners can access 1,000kWh of free, complimentary charging in the Electrify America network.

The EV6 uses the J1772 connector type

Is the Kia EV6 Eligible for Tax Credits?

The Inflation Reduction Act changed the guidelines for what vehicles are eligible for a federal EV tax credit. Within those new guidelines, there is a requirement that EVs must be assembled in North America and have a specified number of materials sourced from North America in order to be eligible for the credit. Unfortunately, the Kia EV6 does not meet these new standards. However, you may still be eligible for state-wide EV incentives. 

However, if you are a business looking to install several chargers for a fleet of EV6s, or any other EV, or a homeowner interested in installing a home charger for your EV6, you may be eligible for a federal EV charging infrastructure tax rebate  of up to 30% of the cost of your charging equipment and installation if you meet the census tract and prevailing wages and apprenticeship requirements as outlined by the IRA.

Interested in EV Charging for Your Home?

Installing an EV charger in your home can save you hundreds of dollars annually relative to the cost of charging at public stations. If you are looking at charging your Kia EV6 at home, townhouse or business in Northern Virginia or the metro Maryland area, contact Effortless Electric today to discuss your project! 

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