Kia is developing a super-fast 800-volt charging system for its future all-electric cars

05/16/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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Kia is planning to launch more than 11 electric cars globally by 2025 and has confirmed a possible addition of an 800-volt fast-charging system.

After the luxury automaker, Porsche surprised the world with an 800-volt fast-charging system in its Taycan supercar; the South Korean auto giant – Kia, is now planning to adopt this technology in its future electric vehicle models. The automaker has announced plans to launch at least 11 new all-electric car models worldwide by the end of 2025.

In this recent announcement, Kia notably confirmed that it will add the 800-volt fast-charging technology to some of these new electric models to be launched. This addition will help reduce the weight of the vehicles’ drivetrain and also slash the normal charging times by half.

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South Korean automaker, Kia announces plan to launch 11 new electric car models by 2025 with the addition of 800-volt fast-charging system

For quite some time now, a lot of indigenous analysts have been asking if Nigeria is ready for electric cars considering the nation’s current epileptic electricity supply condition. However, many people are unaware of a recently launched commercial electric vehicle in Nigeria by a company we are yet to hear any report from till now.

In our own view, the new 800-volt fast-charging technology might just be what nations like Nigeria need to finally enjoy electric vehicles due to the way it slashes overall charging time by half. Yes, this technology debuted in the Porsche Taycan and it boasts of being able to boost the supercar’s battery from 5% to 80% in just a matter of 22.5minutes. Incredible, isn’t it?

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Kia is planning to change the face of electric cars in the near future by adopting newer car technologies

This is the technology that the South Korean auto giant, Kia, is currently planning to adopt for some of its next-generation electric vehicle models by 2021. The automaker has not really given many details about this plan but claims it will offer new electric cars that will finally convince motorists to dump gasoline-powered vehicles and embrace the emission-free EVs.

The automaker also mentioned that the 800-volt fast-charging system will be offered as an option for customers desiring long range while the traditional 400-volt charging system will also be provided for other buyers as well.

Below is a review video detailing the 800-volt charging system of the only car model using it for now – the Porsche Taycan;

  2020 Porsche Taycan | DC Fast Charging From 1-100%

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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