Kia installs India’s fastest EV charger in Kochi, juices up EV6 from 10 to 50 percent in 18 mins

Kia's 240kW fast charger brings India closer to improving the charging infrastructure.

Highlights
  • Kia India has installed a new 240kW fast charger at its Kochi dealership
  • The 240kW Kia charger is the fastest in India
  • The charger can be accessed and used by other EVs of any make

Kia India has launched its latest fast charger set up at a dealership in Kochi, Kerala, after having launched its first fast charger last month at a dealership in Gurugram. The 240kW charger that has been installed at Kia’s Kochi dealership is the fastest EV charger in the country, even faster than the 150kW fast charger that it had earlier installed. Kia’s own Kia EV6 electric crossover can charge up to 350kW and juices up from 10 to 50 percent in about 18 minutes. Fast charging helps reduce the lay by time at a charging station which is important when it comes to the adoption of electric mobility technology.

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Kia India installs the country’s fastest charger in Kochi

The new fast charger is quicker than the one that the company previously installed at Gurugram and will cater to EVs from all brands that can utilise the system. Kia India plans to install 15 more 150kW fast chargers across 12 cities in the country.

“This is a significant milestone for us at Kia India as we continue strengthening our commitment to developing EV infrastructure in the country and contributing to India’s mobility growth story”, said Myung-sik Sohn, Kia India Chief Sales Officer. He added, “Our EV journey in India does not stop here. In fact, we are in the process of setting up more charging stations at our EV dealerships across the country to reduce the issue of charging time and range anxiety that usually follows EV customers.”

Kia India is not only working on establishing a charging network in the country but has also imagined an EV portfolio for the country. The Korean automaker has launched the Kia EV6 premium crossover in India and competes with the likes of the BMW i4. Kia-Hyundai is also likely to introduce soon the Hyundai Kona EV facelift, Hyundai IONIQ, Kia Niro EV and more.