Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday March 25, 2019
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2019, 07:19 AM   #1
AVANTI R5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 73805
Join Date: Nov 2004
Default Kia EV and Hybrid Charging System Amazon and Kia are partnering one-stop sho

Kia EV and Hybrid Charging System

Amazon and Kia are partnering to offer one-stop shopping for home charging stations.

The charging stations are available only for owners of 2019 Kia Soul EV, Niro EV, and Niro and Optima plug-in-hybrid models.

Three Level 2, 240V charging units are available. They cut recharge times drastically, from nine to three hours for the plug-in hybrids and from 33 hours to about five hours for the EVs.

Owners of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids know that the best way to extract the longest range from their vehicle is to keep its large battery charged as fully—and as often—as possible. And the best way to ensure that an electrified vehicle's battery is topped up is to have a Level 2, 240V home charging station in the garage that you can plug in to every time you pull in.

Kia and Amazon have just announced a joint program that makes purchasing a home charger and having it installed no more difficult than buying any other product from the huge online retailer. The product is open only to owners of Kia plug-in vehicles: the Soul and Niro EVs and the Niro and Optima plug-in hybrids. You can also sign up for it if you've purchased one of the requisite models but haven't taken delivery yet.

Owners of a qualifying vehicle can go to Amazon's Charge my Kia page. A simple two-step process offers the choice of three home chargers and then prompts you to schedule an appointment with a local licensed and insured electrician to assess what, if any, changes need to be made to the home's electrical system to accommodate the charger. (Many homes will need to have a new 240V line run to the garage wall.) The electrician will provide a price for installation, and both product and service are backed by Amazon's Happiness Guarantee.

Prices for the three charging units range from $549 to $764; installation costs will vary based on the electrician's hourly rate and their review of the home's electrical system. It's worth it. The Level 2 home charging units cut recharge times drastically compared with Level 1 units, which run on standard 120V current: recharge time for the Soul EV, for instance, is reduced from 33 hours on Level 1 charging to as low as 5.1 hours on a Level 2 unit.

Car And Driver News
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
AVANTI R5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2019 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.