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Kia EV6 electric car charging guide

Meet the EV that sold out within 4 minutes


The EV6 is the new halo car for Kia and the Australia and New Zealand electric vehicle community. So popular is it world wide, and so big is it's battery that Kia has issues keeping up with demand.


With a 72kwh battery and incredible efficiency, it's easy to see why the Kia EV6 so popular with public and why it's now trumping the Kia Stinger. The funky colour scheme has created a real Kia EV6 buzz as well!



Battery Capacity

Plug Type

483 km

72 kWh

Type 2


Solar Charge




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Kia EV6 is a striking electric vehicle in Australia and New Zealand and a potentially a new halo car for the brand

With brisk performance, five-doors, five-passenger SUV style body shell and DC fast charging as standard, the Kia EV6 is a family EV with the range, looks and efficiency. 


Powered by a 150-kilowatt AC synchronous motor functioning on energy stored in a lithium-ion battery pack, this electric Kia boasts approximately 500km real world driving range. Want one yet?

The Kia EV6 is equipped with a single Type 2 Mennekes CCS2 charger port. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used at home and at destination chargers.  Note: kia only supplies a slow portable electric car charger with the vehicle which will need 36 hours to charge from flat!


We are therefore currently recommending the Myenergi Zappi as the best domestic wall charger to go with the Kia EV6.

Here are the best electric car charging options for your Kia EV6

How long for the Kia EV6 to charge from flat at home?

The maximum AC charge rate is 7kW on single phase or 11kW on three phase or 70km of range per hour connected. Time to fully charge the Kia EV6 at the typical 32amp single phase or 7kW is around 9 hours. This is only possible to charge this fast with a wall charging station such as the myenergi Zappi. If you use a granny slow portable electric car charger (or EVSE) then the time to charge will be take close to 36 hours!

If you have solar panels at home or at the office, then UK brand Myenergi Zappi is the perfect EVSE charger. It's solar-aware technology links into your solar system to ensure you're never pulling from the electricity grid to charge your Ioniq 5- adjusting the charge depending on the amount of power you're pulling in the house so you always get clean, self-generated power behind your driving!

How to charge your kia EV6 from a public J1772 Type 1 electric car charger 

This cable will charge your Kia EV6 from any ChargePoint type 1 charger at up to 7kW / give you up to 50 kms per hour of charge.

For a long time, J1772 / Type 1 public electric car chargers have been the norm for Australia and New Zealand. The issue for new type 2 car owners is there are many charging stations which use the J1772 Type 1 standard which you cannot natively take advantage of.

The answer is this incredibly useful J1772 to Tesla (Mennekes) adapter cable. This allows you to connect to J1772 Type 1 charging station; simply insert the J1772 plug to charge at up to 7.6kW or 50kms of range per hour. Have a look at Plugshare map pic as an example of just how many J1772 charging stations available in your area!

How to charge your Kia EV6 from a public Type 2 Mennekes charging station

The Type 2 to Type 2 cable will charge your Kia EV6 up to 7kW / add 50km for every hour of charge. An essential cable for every Mennekes/Type 2 vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charge points. 


There is a trend for public charge points to be universal; this means the point has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station. If there is no permanently cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. Think air hose in a servo.  They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.

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Drive on sunshine

the myenergi Zappi

Charge your EV from your PV! Use only your self generated renewable power.

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For home and away

GIGER - big power for home and out and about

Plug into any three phase power outlet for faster charging.


EV charging bundle


Top up anywhere at anytime, with a portable charging bundle in the boot.

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