Rolec EV has manufactured and supplied over 1,000 EV charging points for KIA Motors UK’s Head Office, dealership network and domestic EV customers.
Rolec EV, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicle charging stations and equipment, has announced that it has manufactured and supplied over 1,000 electric vehicle charging points for KIA Motors UK’s Head Office, dealership network and domestic EV customers.
The company issued in a statement that KIA had a requirement to implement a nationwide EV charging network, to be deployed across over 160 dealerships and offices, as well as the facility to offer standardised EV home charge point installations to its EV customers. To accommodate these requirements Rolec EV, via its ‘enquiry to installation’ charge point management portal, was selected to design, manufacture and project manage the installation of a range of custom KIA branded EV charging pedestals and WallPod chargers.
Rolec’s MD Kieron Alsop said, “We were delighted to have been chosen by KIA Motors UK to supply our branded range of EV charging solutions to their Head Office, dealership network and domestic EV customers. Our EV charge point installation portal proved invaluable in managing and coordinating the large scale EV charge point rollout across the UK.”
In March, we reported that online retailer Amazon and South Korean automaker Kia had teamed up to provide one-stop shopping for chargers, in what is just the start of the retail giant’s reach toward EV and hybrid buyers. Kia electric vehicle buyers can now order at-home charging units and schedule home installation through Amazon. Kia believes that making the process simple and seamless is a good way to encourage more people to join the electric car revolution.
Later that month, Hyundai Motor Group and Ola have announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors Corporation will make their biggest combined investment to date, as part the Group’s continued efforts to become a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider.
The agreement will see the three companies extensively collaborate on developing unique fleet and mobility solutions; building India-specific electric vehicles and infrastructure; as well a nurturing best in class opportunities and offerings for aspiring driver-partners with customised vehicles, on the Ola platform. Hyundai and Kia will invest a total of $ 300 million in Ola.