KIA Niro: Charging information

  • AC Charger: The plug-in hybrid vehicle is charged by plugging into a AC charger installed in your home or a public charging station. (For further details, refer to "AC charger")
  • Trickle Charger: The plug-in hybrid vehicle can be charged by using household electricity.

    The electrical outlet in your home must comply with regulations and can safely accommodate the Voltage/Current (Amps)/Power (Watts) ratings specified on the trickle charge. Use only as a backup charger.

Charging time

  • AC Charger: Takes about 2 hours 55 minutes at room temperature when charged from 15 to 100%. Depending on the condition and durability of the high-voltage battery, charger specifications, and ambient temperature, the time required for charging the high-voltage battery may vary.
  • Trickle Charger: For charging at home. Please note that the Trickle Charger is slower than the AC Charger.

Charging types

Charging types

  • Depending on the condition and durability of the high voltage battery, charger specifications, and ambient temperature, the time required for charging the high voltage battery may vary.
  • Actual charger image and charging method may vary in accordance with the charger manufacturer.

Charging status

Charging status

When charging the high voltage battery, the charge level can be checked from outside the vehicle.

It takes about 2 ~ 3 hours or more to complete charging.

Charging status

Checking charging status

Checking charging status

You can check the charging status at the outside of vehicle when charging or using (it is not driving status) the highvoltage battery.

It takes about 2 ~ 3 hours or more to complete charging.

For more information about charging status indicator, refer to "Charging status"

How to disconnect AC charger

  1. The vehicle doors must be unlocked in order to be able to disconnect the charging connector. A lock system prevents charger cable disconnection when the vehicle's doors are locked.

NOTICE

In order to disconnect the charging connector, unlock the doors to unlatch the charging connector lock system. If not, the charging connector and the vehicle's charging inlet may be damaged.

  1. Hold the charging connector handle and pull it out.

How to disconnect AC charger

To prevent charging cable theft, the charging connector cannot be disconnected from the inlet when the doors are locked.

However, if the vehicle is in the charging connector AUTO mode, the charging connector automatically unlocks from the inlet when charging is completed.

If the connector is not automatically unlocked after charging is completed in AUTO mode, the connector is unlocked when all of the doors are unlocked.

For more details, refer to "AC charging connector lock"

NOTICE

When disconnecting the charging connector, do not try to disconnect it by force while not pressing the release button.

This may damage the charging connector and vehicle charging inlet.

  1. Close the charging door by pressing the rear center edge of the charging door.

How to disconnect AC charger

* The charging door does not have a locking system.

NOTICE

  • If you cannot open the charging door due to freezing weather, tap lightly or remove any ice near the charging door. Do not try to forcibly open the charging door. If you open it by force, the charging door may be damaged.
  • Do not modify or disassemble the charging cable components. It may cause a fire or an electric shock with personal injury.
  • Keep the charging connector and the charging plug clean and dry. The charging cable should be also kept dry.
  • Use an air gun to blow any foreign substances from the charging connector and the charging plug.

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