Kia unveils India’s first 240 kWh electric car charging point in Kerala


  • This also happens to be the country’s fastest DC electric car charging station in India
  • Kia EV6 owners can avail the fast charging facility by heading over to the Kia dealership in Kochi
  • The launch comes hot on the heels of the 150 kWh fast charging station recently set up in Gurugram

In a bid to improve the EV charging infrastructure in India, Kia India unwrapped the nation’s first and fastest DC 240 kWh electric car charging point in Kochi, Kerala. Owners of the Kia EV6 in the region can head over to the Kia dealership to recharge their vehicles after paying a fee, though the amount wasn’t disclosed by the automaker.

“Our global best EV, Kia EV6, launched in India earlier this year, is the perfect illustration of our philosophy. Subsequently, launching this 240-kWh DC fast charger for EV passenger vehicles in Kochi brings me immense joy,” Chief Sales Officer at Kia India, Myung-sik Sohn said.

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The executive went on to say that the company wants to expand its car charging stations through Kia dealerships across India. This, in Sohn’s words, would alleviate concerns like range anxiety and charging time “that usually follows EV customers.” As TOI notes, Gurugram recently witnessed the launch of a 150 kWh electric car charging station.

Tata Nexon is still the EV king in India

Tata is currently the industry leader in terms of electric vehicles, thanks to its Nexon EV and its variants. The company recently acknowledged that it was unable to keep up with the demand for the electric SUV and that it would boost production. Furthermore, Tata’s EV division acquired a manufacturing plant from Ford India in Sanand, Gujarat, earlier this month.

The Kia EV6 is a luxury electric SUV with a starting cost of Rs 59.95 lakhs (ex-showroom). It can run for up to 528 km on a full charge, while customers have the option to get a 350 kW fast charger to juice up the automobile from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes. The EV6 leverages the Electric-Global Modular Platform or E-GMP, developed by Kia parent Hyundai Motor Company.

Via: The Times of India