Kia India launched India’s fastest 240kWh electric charger for passenger EV vehicles in Kochi. This DC was installed at Incheon Kia, Kochi and can be used to charge their newly launched Kia EV6 rapidly. It is the second fast charger Kia India has installed. They are working on steadily building a fast charger network across the country, ensuring all EV owners have access to fast charging options. Customers can avail of this charging facility at the Kochi dealership by paying per usage.
Furthermore, Kia India has stated that to focus on providing a better EV experience to owners, and these chargers will accommodate the charging needs of other EVs from other OEMs through these charging stations as well. Earlier, back in July 2022, Kia India had launched a 150kWh charger in Gurgaon, which is currently up and operational.
Speaking on the occasion, Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales Officer, Kia India, said, “These are exciting times for EVs, and we aim not just to be a part of the mobility revolution of EVs in India but to make EV ownership aspirational, accessible, and inclusive. 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. 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. 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, ensuring superior customer experience and reducing the issue of charging time and range anxiety that usually follows EV customers.”
In the current era where India is moving towards electric mobility, and even luxury EV vehicles are seeing decent sales numbers. So it is commendable to see such fast chargers being installed by OEMs in India to improve the EV infrastructure in India further. So now, while the majority of the public might not need to use such a fast charger, it looks like OEMs are taking a step in the right direction towards electric mobility, and it certainly cements the future of electric vehicles in India as well.