Hyundai launches first fast EV charging station in Chennai

Automaker Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) unveiled its inaugural fast electric-powered vehicles (EV) charging station in Chennai, marking the first step towards its ambitious plan of establishing 100 such facilities across Tamil Nadu.

Situated at Spencer Plaza, the 180 kW DC fast charging station boasts 150 kW and 30 kW connectors, catering to compatible four-wheelers regardless of brand and model, as per the company’s statement.

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Jae Wan Ryu, Executive Director – Corporate Planning, HMIL, expressed enthusiasm about the milestone, stating, “As we celebrate 28 years of HMIL in India, we are delighted to inaugurate our first ever 180 kW fast public charging station in Chennai. In line with Hyundai’s vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’, we aim to enhance convenience of all EV users, and hence our charging stations can be utilised by any four-wheeler EV user. HMIL envisages to install 100 charging stations across Tamil Nadu, to enhance the EV ecosystem and motivate more customers towards EV adoption across the state.”

The charging facility can be accessed via HMIL’s Charger Management System integrated into the myHyundai App, enabling users to easily locate, navigate, and pre-book charging slots, make digital payments, and monitor charging status remotely.

Moreover, to facilitate customer convenience, over 170 charging points in Tamil Nadu are already mapped in the “EV Charge” section of the myHyundai app. This app is accessible to all Hyundai as well as non-Hyundai EV users, providing a seamless experience for electric vehicle owners.