Kia India unveils India’s first 240kWh charger for EVs in Kochi

Helping the nation go electric

With the demand for EVs likely to see a boom similar to Mentos in Coca-Cola, Kia has decided to help power this market with the country’s first 240kWh charger for EV passenger vehicles. This DC fast charger has been installed in Incheon Kia Kochi.

This is one of Kia’s first few steps to building a vast, fast, charging network across the country. This is definitely likely to push more people toward buying EVs because the primary concern with these vehicles seems to be range and ease of charging on longer stints of driving. You can avail of this charging facility easily at the Kochi dealership by paying per usage.

The company will also accommodate the charging needs of EVs from other manufacturers and brands at these charging stations. This charging station is the successor to the one launched in July at Gurgaon with a 150kWh charger for passenger cars. This move also follows the launch of the company’s first electric car, the Kia EV6, which is based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) platform, featuring Kia's ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy.

The Kia EV6 offers a 528 km range on a full charge, preventing anxiety in the owners. The EV6 can be charged from 10% to 80 % in about 18 minutes using a 350-kW charger. Kia India says it wants to launch its first India-centric EV by 2025. With a whole network of electric power stations across the country, we might just be ready to go electric and if you’re prepared to make the jump, make sure to read our First Drive review of the Kia EV6 here.