Kia Motors UK and Pod Point Get Smart with New Partnership
Kia Motors partners with Pod Point to help with home EV-charging point installations.
Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. has partnered with electric vehicle charging provider, Pod Point, and has announces a two-year partnership.
As part of the arrangement, Pod Point will install smart home charging units for all Kia customers who purchase an electric vehicle. Each unit will be priced at £300, after the deduction of the Home Charge Grant.
The new partnership coincides with the launch of the all-new class-leading 282-mile e-Niro, which is available to order from Pentagon Kia, and goes on sale in April is priced from £32,995 (after the £3,500 Plug-in car grant). It joins Kia’s already extensive range of alternative fuel models, including the Niro Self-Charging Hybrid, Niro Plug-in Hybrid, Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid and Soul EV. Kia is set to launch its #GoElectric initiative as part of a wider campaign to become one of the industry’s leading EV manufacturers.
Andrew Clark, General Sales Manager at Pentagon Kia said: “The partnership is great for customers in Sheffield who are looking to take the leap to an electric vehicle. The charging of electric cars is one of the most frequent questions we get asked about, so to have Pod Point’s smart home charging products on board will help so many of our customers.”
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point CEO and Founder, added: “Kia Motors have announced some of the most exciting mass market EVs that we’re due to see launched in 2019 and we’re delighted to be providing homecharge solutions for their customers.”
To find out more about going fully electric with Kia, visit Pentagon Kia in Sheffield or call us on 0333 222 0424.
All of Pod Point’s current range of home chargers are smart as standard, which has a number of benefits, including over the air updates, and the capability to remotely diagnose and fix simple problems. As of July 2019, only smart chargers will be eligible for the Office of Low Emission Vehicle’s (OLEV) home charge grant which offers a grant of up to £500 towards the purchase of home or workplace charging points.