British charging station manufacturer Rolec recently boasted that it manufactured and supplied over 1,000 charging points for Kia UK. This sounds like a lot for a single brand in a single market.
Those charging points are envisioned for Kia Motors UK’s Head Office, dealership network and domestic EV customers. The South Korean carmaker will equip over 160 dealerships and offices with charging points, which proves that the company is serious about EVs. Some of the stations will be sold to individual customers and will include installation assistance.
"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 able to design, manufacture and project manage the installation of a range of custom KIA branded EV charging pedestals and WallPod chargers."
Taking into consideration growing EV sales as well as manufacturers' preparation for mass electrification, the EVSE business is now experiencing unprecedented expansion.
Rolec’s MD Kieron Alsop commented:
“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 co-ordinating the large scale EV charge point rollout across the UK.
“This enabled KIA showrooms to quickly and easily download EV charge point requirements, safe in the knowledge that we at Rolec would capture and manage the charge point installation from enquiry through to completion – including, if required, any OLEV grant funding paperwork.”