Kia installs 100kW rapid chargers at its European HQ
The two Sigment Systems units offer an output of up to 100kW, more than twice the 47kW most DC rapid chargers operate at, and can charge the Soul EV to 80% capacity in 25 minutes.
As sales of the Soul EV begin in Europe in the fourth quarter, the carmaker is planning a network spanning its retailers and head offices across the region, building on an existing set of 140 charging points which are already in place.
Michael Cole, chief operating officer, Kia Motors Europe, said: ‘These are the first chargers in the region to offer so much power, and will help make the Soul EV a viable option for consumers when it goes on sale. Kia sees battery electric vehicles as a key solution for future mobility, and we will continue to invest in this technology.’