Tag: Kia

Feb 24, 2021 - 09:38 pm

KiaCharge & Charge myHyundai for UK charging

In the UK Kia has launched its charging service KiaCharge. This gives the brand’s BEV- and PHEV-drivers access to more than 13,900 charge points across the UK, meaning access to around 68 per cent of the public charging network from a single account.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 01:59 pm

Kia expands EV business strategy and targets

Kia has once again updated its strategic plan ‘Plan S’ and extended it to the year 2030. The plan includes expanding future mobility services, and new targets for sales of electrified vehicles, which includes both electric cars as well as purpose-built vehicles (PBV) in the commercial and sharing sectors.

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Feb 3, 2021 - 02:58 pm

Major carmakers revoke support for Trump emissions

Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen and other major carmakers join General Motors in abandoning their support for former US President Trump. This is also an act to support and perhaps influence the Biden administration in setting new emission standards.

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Feb 1, 2021 - 02:56 pm

South Korea to install 3,000 fast-charging stations in 2021

South Korea plans to install 3,000 new fast-charging stations for electric cars throughout 2021. The Ministry of Finance also plans to include 43 ultra-fast charging stations for the first time this year and will subsidise carmakers to secure sites for at least another 80 HPC stations.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 05:58 pm

Is Ionity looking for external investment?

Because the expansion of the Ionity fast-charging network is progressing too slowly, the owners are discussing attracting private equity capital for Ionity. According to a media report, financial circles are talking about at least 500 million euros in fresh money.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 12:57 pm

South Korea introduces upper limit for EV subsidies

The South Korean government has decided to stop providing subsidies for electric vehicles that cost more than 90 million won (the equivalent of around 67,800 euros). A further price level will be added confirming what was rumoured over the summer.

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Nov 22, 2020 - 05:29 pm

Kia UK partners with BP Chargemaster & Pod Point

Kia Motors UK has teamed up with both BP Chargemaster and Pod Point to offer electric car drivers preferential terms for the provision of a home charge point. Kia says home charging would cost less than £3 depending on tariffs.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Kia could be planning a fully electric Sportage

Kia is rumoured to be planning to offer the new generation of its compact SUV Sportage not only as all different kinds of hybrid but also as a purely electric version. What casts some doubt over the rumour are earlier statements by a senior Kia manager.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 03:02 pm

Hyundai-Kia officially joins Ionity high power charging

The Hyundai Motor Group’s entry into the Ionity fast-charging network is now official. The Korean company through its Hyundai and Kia brands holds a 20 per cent stake in the Europe-wide high power charging network founded by BMW, Ford, Daimler and Volkswagen.

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Sep 30, 2020 - 03:50 pm

Hyundai & Kia set up European charging service with DCS

The European offices of Hyundai and Kia, together with Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) are launching a new charging service for electric car drivers under the labels Charge myHyundai and KiaCharge. The service will be rolled out across various markets in Europe.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Kia plans seven new BEV models by 2027

Kia has published an update on its electrification strategy that builds on the ‘Plan S’ presented in January. The Korean company presented the first sketch of the electric sedan scheduled for launch in 2021.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 01:46 pm

Hyundai & SK Innovation cooperate on battery eco-system

Hyundai Motor Group and SK Innovation have agreed to work together to develop a sustainable ecosystem for electric vehicle batteries. The cooperation of the South Korean companies will include various business areas not directly related to cell manufacturing.

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Aug 27, 2020 - 02:01 pm

Kia reveals Sorento PHEV set to launch in 2021

Kia presents the Sorento plug-in hybrid set for launch in select European markets in early 2021. The Sorento is the brand’s first SUV riding on the platform, that forms the new technical basis for the firm’s electrification strategy.

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Aug 6, 2020 - 03:40 pm

Kia increases UK supply of e-Niro to meet demand

In the UK, Kia has increased the supply of its e-Niro and Soul EV electric crossovers to meet “intense demand” and shorten waiting times. After the Korean brand offered new cheaper e-Niro options at the end of June, Kia said that July was its best month on record according to UK sales.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 06:08 pm

Korean e-mobility alliance launches startup competition

Hyundai, Kia and LG Chem have launched a start-up competition to identify promising newcomers in the field of e-mobility. The ‘EV & Battery Challenge’ calls domestic and foreign start-ups developing technologies and business models for EVs and batteries.

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May 26, 2020 - 04:38 pm

Kia is considering an ultra-small electric car

Kia is examining plans to build a purely electric miniature car in the style of the Citroën Ami. Although the South Korean company has not revealed a timetable for these plans, it seems that Kia is already considering a new distribution model for the electric microcar.

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Apr 25, 2020 - 01:23 pm

Hyundai Prophecy concept rumoured to replace Ioniq

According to a British media report, the Prophecy electric concept vehicle recently presented by Hyundai will go into series production and is to replace the Ioniq. The new electric limousine could come onto the market by 2021.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Kia prioritises Europe over US in face of battery trouble

Kia will be initially concentrating on getting its electric models to Europe before attempting to satisfy demand in the USA due to limited availability of batteries. The awkward situation for the popular carmaker was revealed in an interview with a top Kia manager in the USA.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/24/kiacharge-charge-myhyundai-for-uk-charging/
24.02.2021 21:04