Kia installs India’s fastest 150kW charger for EVs in Gurugram: 10 to 80 percent in less than 42 minutes

The recently launched Kia EV6 is capable of 150kW fast charging.

Highlights
  • Kia India installs India’s first 150kW fast charger in Gurgaon. 
  • The super-quick charger has been installed at Kia’s official dealership.
  • The company plans to have a total of 15 such fast chargers spread across 12 cities in India by August.

Kia India has installed India’s first 150kW fast charger for EVs at its official Gurgaon dealership. This comes in light of the growing trend of EVs and requirements for fast charging in the country’s EV charging grid. The recently launched Kia EV6 is capable of 150kW fast charging, making this feat an important one for current customers as well as prospective buyers of the vehicle. 

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The Kia EV6 has been launched in India and will be a part of the electric car onslaught planned by the Korean auto twins, Hyundai and Kia. Kia EV6, which is Kia’s first electric car in India, is an electric crossover and is priced at Rs 59.95 lakh (ex-showroom), making it one of the relatively affordable luxury EVs in the country. The car will be imported as a CBU, hence the hefty price tag.

Kia installs India’s first 150kW fast charger 

Kia has installed India’s first 150kW fast charger at its official Gurgaon dealership store. The dealership, which goes by the name Dhingra Kia, will host the 150kW fast charger that will enable Kia EV6 owners to charge from 10 to 80 percent in just 42 minutes. 

“We started with the ambition of making EV ownership aspirational and launched our global best EV – the Kia EV6 in India, earlier this year. To take things further, we’re now incredibly excited to inaugurate the first DC fast charger for passenger vehicles with a 150 kW charging capacity, playing our role in India’s EV growth story,” said Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales Officer, Kia India, on the occasion of the charger’s opening.

The company aims to install a total of 15 such chargers spread across 12 cities in the country at the moment. Better customer experience and reduced range anxiety for customers are what the Korean automaker is focussing on simultaneously, along with the introduction of a global EV. 

The Kia EV6 starts at Rs 59.95 lakh (ex-showroom) and gets RWD or AWD, up to 325bhp of peak power, up to 605Nm of peak torque, up to 528km of range and can do the 0-100kmph sprint in 5.2 seconds and maxes out at 192kmph. The vehicle competes with the likes of the BMW i4 currently and will later be pitched against the Hyundai IONIQ 5. It will also compete with Volvo XC40 Recharge when it launches on July 26th.