Kia Motors (UK) has appointed bp Chargemaster to provide charging points and public charging network access to its electric car customers, as well as Kia dealerships across the UK.
The two-year contract will see bp Chargemaster supply and install Smart Homecharge units at customers’ homes, as well as commercial charging points at Kia dealer sites to support vehicle sales and servicing.
Matteo de Renzi, CEO of bp Chargemaster says: “We are really pleased to be supporting Kia’s electric car customers in the UK for their home and public charging needs, as well as enabling their dealers to charge vehicles conveniently at their sites. Drivers of Kia electric cars like the e-Niro will be able to rely on bp Chargemaster to get them charged at home and on the go, including on the UK’s largest public network of ultra-fast chargers. More than 50 ultra-fast chargers are already live at bp retail sites and we will see at least 200 more by the end of next year, all over the country.”
David Hilbert, Marketing Director at Kia Motors (UK) Limited comments: “At Kia we want to ensure that our customers have the best charging solutions that suit them to ensure that they can make the best of their vehicles – whether they are fully electric or plug-in hybrid models. With bp Chargemaster and Polar having the biggest public charging network across the UK, the decision to partner with them was easy and one that our customers and our dealers will benefit from.”
Hyundai Motor Group recently announced that it’s joining IONITY, a joint venture that builds and operates a network of high-powered EV charging stations across Europe.