Kia India inaugurates ‘240kWh’ DC charger for electric passenger vehicles | The Financial Express

2022-08-20 11:05:14 By : Ms. Shiny Shiny

Kia India inaugurated a ‘240kWh’ DC fast charger for EV passenger vehicles at Customers can avail this charging facility at the Kochi dealership by paying per usage.

Kia India will also accommodate the charging needs of EVs from other OEMs through these charging stations. Further building on the recent launch of Gurgaon’s fastest “150kWh” charger for passenger cars in July 2022, this is an additional initiative.

Myung-Sik Sohn, Chief Sales Officer, Kia India said, “We are in the process of setting up more charging stations at our EV dealerships across the country, ensuring superior customer experience and reducing the issue of charging time and range anxiety that usually follows EV customers.”

Kia India recently launched its first fully electric car, Kia EV6 in India which is based on the electric-global modular platform (E-GMP) and features Kia’s “Opposites United” design philosophy. Kia EV6 offers a range of 528 Km on a full charge, thereby keeping range anxiety at bay. The EV6 can be charged 10-80 percent in as little as 18 minutes using a 350-kW charger.

Kia India is committed to offering sustainable mobility solutions and is working towards developing charging infrastructure in the country to provide a hassle-free ownership experience for its customers. As part of its EV roadmap, Kia will launch its India-centric EV by 2025 in the country.

Till date, Kia India has launched five vehicles for the Indian market – the Seltos, the Carnival, the Sonet, the Carens, and the EV6. With over 2 lakh connected cars on Indian roads, it is among the connected car leaders in the country. The brand has a widespread network of 339 touchpoints and is focused on strengthening its footprints across the country.

For the Indian market, the company dispatched 22,022 units in July, up 47 percent from the 15,016 units sold in July 2021. The automaker sold 8,451 units of Seltos and 7,215 units of Sonet last month. Additionally, it sold 5,978 units of Carens and 288 units of Carnival.

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