Kia to equip its EVs with 800V ultra-fast charging system

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Kia to equip its EVs with 800V ultra-fast charging system

Kia Motors has announced that it plans to install ultra-fast charging systems on all of its future electric vehicles, not limited to only flagship models.

South Korean automaker claims innovation will reduce charging times and reduce weight of the drivetrain.

Kia plans to launch the next generation of electric cars in 2021, and by 2025 to present at least 11 models, some of which will receive an 800-volt charging system. The company has not yet provided a list of models, but said they will be based on a new platform designed specifically to blur the lines between passenger and sports cars..

Kia to equip its EVs with 800V ultra-fast charging system

Engineers are also developing battery technology that will allow you to travel up to 500 km without stopping, and with an ultra-fast system charging, it will take less than 20 minutes to replenish energy. Although this is still longer than a traditional refueling, given the amount of accumulated energy, this is a fairly short pit stop. .

Kia concept car interior.

The company expects that the development of this direction will convince buyers to give up gasoline once and for all. Earlier, Kia representatives also said that to increase the mileage of produced electric vehicles, on their roofs and hoods will start install solar panels.

text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Autoblog / Kia