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Kia to boost California's rapid charge network

Selected dealers in the region will get ABB Terra 53 40kW charging points, capable of charging the Soul EV to 80% capacity in 33 minutes, which will be added to the state’s existing network of 198 rapid chargers.

The company has also partnered with Greenlots to give owners access to a charging points in car parks throughout California, and has linked with Bosch, Leviton and Aerovironment to offer home charging solutions for customers of its first electric vehicle.

Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA, said: ‘The Soul EV is a key vehicle within Kia's 'Clean Mobility' program, and having access to Level 2 and an increased number of DC fast chargers at select Kia dealerships is an opportunity for us to provide value to Soul EV owners, signaling Kia's commitment to the growing EV market.

‘Our customers are making a sincere effort to be eco-conscious, and Kia is committed to delivering both flexible and convenient charging options to Soul EV owners.'

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