KiaOptima PHEV (2017) electric chargers
9.8 kWh battery
Vehicle type Plug-in hybrid
Connector type 2
Range 30 miles of electric driving
Charge speed 8 miles per hour
Kia Optima PHEV Home Charging Guide
The Kia Optima PHEV offers great competition to models like VW’s Passat, but with a much lower price tag – adding hugely to its buyer appeal. There's decent performance from the combination of a 50kW electric motor and 2.0-litre petrol engine, while the 9.8kWh battery pack offers an electric only range of up to 30 miles.
Charging the Kia Optima plug-in hybrid is quick and simple. Using a dedicated home wallbox, like those below, it will charge from empty to full in about three hours.
Kia Optima PHEV compatible chargers
Kia Optima PHEV Charging Time
It's rare anyone needs to charge their car from empty to full. In fact, most of the time you will simply "top up" your car's battery for two to three hours overnight. Learn more about home charging here.
Take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs and charge your Kia Optima PHEV overnight and drive away fully charged every morning.
|Method||kW||Typical location||Charging time (empty to full)|
|Standard three-pin plug||2.3||Home||5 hours|
|Dedicated home charging point||7.4*||Home||3 hours (limited to 3.3kW by vehicle)|
|Fast charger||n/a||Offices, car parks, supermarkets, leisure centres||n/a|
|Rapid charger||n/a||Motorway services, car parks||n/a|
* Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Kia Optima PHEV Charging Cost
School run, commute to the office? You can drive up to 30 miles purely on low-cost electric power.
A full home charge on a Kia Optima PHEV costs around £0.98.
Did you know?
A typical overnight electricity rate is around 10p per kWh.