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Pod Point chosen to complement Kia’s growing EV line-up

Kia Motors UK has chosen Pod Point as official homecharge provider to complement its growing range of electric powered plug-in vehicles.

Kia Motors UK chose Pod Point for their range of smart chargers, quality and customer care

Kia Motors UK chose Pod Point for their range of smart chargers, quality and customer care

The two-year partnership deal will see UK customers of Kia’s new e-Niro, Niro Plug-in Hybrid, Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid and Soul EV be offered a Pod Point smart charger.

All of Pod Point’s current range of homechargers are smart as standard, which will be the only type eligible for the Office of Low Emission Vehicle’s (OLEV) homecharge grant from July 2019. Smart chargers offer over-the-air updates (OTA) and remote diagnosis to fix simple problems.

Kia is now set to launch its #GoElectric initiative as part of a wider campaign to become one of the industry’s leading EV manufacturers.

Helen Mutter, general manager planning and programmes at Kia Motors, said: “Pod Point impressed us with the quality of smart homechargers and the team’s commitment to excellent customer service.”

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.