India’s fastest electric vehicle charger has been installed by Kia in Gurgaon (Haryana). It was installed at Dhingra Kia in Gurgaon, Kia’s official dealer. According to the company, it will install 15 superfast electric vehicle chargers in 12 Indian cities by August 2022. This DC EV charger has a 150 kW capacity and can charge the Kia EV6 in just 42 minutes from 10% to 80%.
Speaking on the occasion, Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales Officer, Kia India said, “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.”
He further added, “At Kia India, it is our constant endeavour to provide a superior customer experience and we believe that such fast-charging solutions will take away issues of range anxiety & charging time that EV owners face. We shall be installing a total of 15 such chargers across 12 cities by August 2022, and are hopeful that such small steps will go a long way in fostering EV adoption in the country.”
The all-new electric EV6 crossover was recently introduced by Kia India. India-spec Kia EV6 comes with a 77.4 kWh lithium battery pack. It is said to have a range of over 500 kilometers on a single charge. There are two options available: a single motor with an RWD of 225 bhp and a dual-motor with an AWD of 320 bhp. Ex-showroom, the Kia EV6 costs between Rs 59.95 lakh and Rs 64.95 lakh.