Kia Optima EV Charging Cable Guide
Since 2017 Kia’s releases of the Optima model have been a consistent competitor in the EV market not just in the UK but across Europe.
What cable do I need for an Kia Optima EV?
Like every other Kia that is available on the UK market, the Optima EV uses a Type 2 – Type 2 connection. The Optima’s onboard charger can handle a maximum charge rate of 3.6kW. This means that our three-phase cables will be fully compatible with the Kia Optima EV, however they will charge at a maximum rate of 3.6kW.
Depending on your situation, you may need to consider purchasing a cable with an increased length. Fortunately, at EVwired we offer 7 metre and 10 metre cables alongside the more frequently seen 5 metre cables. Three-phase options are available at each length.
Kia Optima EV charging speed and range
As a hybrid the battery charge alone for the Kia Optima EV will get you a range of 38 miles, giving it enough range for most daily trips.
Charging times are an important consideration for any EV driver. Depending on your charge box set up an EVwired cable will take roughly 4 hours at a rate of 3.6kW to fully charge your vehicle, which makes overnight top-ups ideal and easy. The wide availability of public charging stations means that you will never be caught short.
Why purchase an EVwired cable?
Each cable is made from polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is hard wearing and remarkably weather resistant, in both hot and cold climates. Our cables also boast an IP55 rating, which means they are well protected against dust and almost unaffected by water. Can the cable still be used in the rain? Yes! So there is no need to panic if your cable gets caught outside or if the weather turns when you’re out and about.
Each purchase comes with a high-quality EVwired carry bag which makes it easy to transport our cables during the school/work run and beyond. As the number of charging points up and down the UK increases, stopping for a top-up has never been easier, better yet our cables can be used at any Type 2 public charge point or home charge point.
Do not worry though! No matter which of our cables you choose to use, the Kia onboard charger will automatically charge at the rate determined by the cable and the charging station.
At EVwired we have great confidence in the cables that we offer – and to give you peace of mind – each cable purchase comes with a 5-year warranty. Our UK based support is ready to help with any queries or questions that you may have.
Free shipping is included with every order, and those placed before 3 pm will be dispatched on a next business day courier service.