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Kia India installs 240kW DC quick charger in Kochi | Autocar India

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India’s quickest charger will probably be out there to be used by EVs from different producers too.

Simply weeks after putting in India’s quickest charger – a 150kW unit – at its Gurugram dealership, Kia has put in a good quicker 240kW charging station at its dealership in Kochi. It additionally has a plan to put in 15 extra 150kW chargers in 12 cities.

In a transfer to enhance the charging infrastructure in India, Kia will enable electrical autos from different producers to make use of the ability as effectively. In accordance with the model’s chief gross sales officer, Myung-sik Sohn, “It is a important milestone for us at Kia India as we proceed strengthening our dedication to growing EV infrastructure within the nation and contributing to India’s mobility development story.”

Sohn added, “Our EV journey in India doesn’t cease right here. In reality, we’re within the means of establishing extra charging stations at our EV dealerships throughout the nation to scale back the problem of charging time and vary anxiousness that often follows EV prospects.”

Kia’s EV plans for India

Kia launched the EV6 crossover in India in June, which is accessible by way of the CBU route, with deliveries set to start in September. The EV6 has a claimed vary of 526km and will probably be restricted to 100 items.

Then again, sister model Hyundai will launch the regionally assembled Ioniq 5 in an effort to undercut the costs of the EV6. Kia and Hyundai are additionally planning on introducing six new EVs in India by 2024, which embody the Kona facelift and the e-Niro electrical crossover. 

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