KIA Niro EV (2022)

The complete guide to charging your KIA Niro EV (2022), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Last updated: Dec 13, 2023 8 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

285 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


The Kia Niro EV both is and isn’t a new car. On the surface, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s basically an e-Niro, but the new Niro EV has had more than just a name change. For starters, it’s had a facelift, now sporting a modern designer that’s much more bold than its predecessor. It’s also been given a raft of improvements to enhance the driving experience. Plus, its battery size is virtually unchanged, giving it a still-competitive 285 miles of range.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Kia Niro EV

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Niro EV from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 28 h 9 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 18 h 15 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 10 h 28 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 6 h 43 m/h
50kW Public Locations 50 min 98 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 30 min 157 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Kia Niro EV with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW

Max AC 3-phase rate: 11kW
Rapid: CCS

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Max DC rate: 80kW
Connector location: Front - Middle
Connector location: Front - Middle

Where you can charge a Kia Niro EV

You can charge your Kia Niro EV conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £798*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost of charging a Kia Niro EV

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £17.24 7.12p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £16.25 11.18p

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Pod Point home chargers are easy to use, and are fully compatible with the entire Kia range of electric vehicles. Get one installed from just £798. Get a quote today.

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Vehicle Specs


Official range (WLTP*) 285 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 242 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.


0-62 mph 7.8 seconds
Top speed 103 mph
Engine power 201 bhp / 150 kW
Torque 255 Nm


Battery size 64.8 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 61.6 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 260 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 254 Wh/mile

Environmental impact

Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 30 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Kia Niro EV is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.


OTR price* £36,795
Vehicle warranty 7 years / 100,000 miles
Battery warranty 7 years / 100,000 miles

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.


Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 2% £735
23/24 2% £735
24/25 2% £735

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group 28A


Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV Chargepoint Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.

Pod Point home chargers are easy to use, and are fully compatible with the entire Kia range of electric vehicles. Get one installed from just £798. Get a quote today.