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Greenlots Open Standards for Kia

July 8, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Kia-Hosted Public-Access DC Chargers in More States:
Oregon, Washington, Texas and Georgia Are Joining California

Greenlots, which offers open standards technology allowing the versatile networking of multiple electric vehicle charger types, says its partnership with Kia Motors is expanding as Kia adds public-access DC fast chargers at dealerships in four new states.

Greenlots’s Sky Smart Charging technology is being applied as Korea-made Signet DC fast-chargers are installed at more Kia dealerships in California – and in the new markets of Texas, Georgia, Oregon and Washington.

Greenlots’s Sky Smart Charging technology is being applied as Korea-made Signet DC fast-chargers are installed at more Kia dealerships in California – and in the new markets of Texas, Georgia, Oregon and Washington.



Greenlots is supporting the build-out of charging infrastructure at Kia’s expanding, dealer-hosted network in California and the new markets of Texas, Georgia, Oregon and Washington. “This second rollout brings over thirty additional DC charging stations to 21 Soul EV-certified Kia dealers,” Greenlots says.

Kia is installing Signet DC chargers manufactured in Korea, says Greenlots senior VP Lin-Zhuang Khoo.

The Host Can Choose the Charger

But, he told F&F, “The hardware doesn’t really matter so much.” With the Greenlots technology, “the customer can choose the hardware that’s perfectly suited to his application.”

Kis is expanding availablity of the 100% battery electric Soul EV from the launch state of California to Georgia, followed by Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii.

Kis is expanding availablity of the 100% battery electric Soul EV from the launch state of California.

In this case, says Jerry Reich, president of Nashville-based U.S. Signet distributor Green Power Technology, Kia has opted for 50-kilowatt FC50K-CC-S units with both Chademo and SAE Combo connectors.

Of the Kia EV dealers in the Pacific Northwest region, 12 will be located in Washington and eight in Oregon, Greenlots says, “shaping a robust charging network and increasing DCFC availability by 40% in the Seattle metro area and 15% statewide.”

‘Range Confidence’

“As more and more Soul EV drivers hit the road, Kia will remain committed to delivering both flexible and convenient access to public charging,” Kia Motors America product planning VP Orth Hedrick says in this morning’s Greenlots announcement.

“This continuing partnership illustrates the growing importance of supporting electric vehicle drivers with convenient fast charging infrastructure to build range confidence,” Hedrick said.

Through the Greenlots partnership, Kia Soul EV owners will be provided with a “Kia ChargeUp Card,” giving them interoperable access to chargers across participating networks.

‘Interoperability Will Be Essential’

“Consumer demand for Kia’s Soul EV has extended well beyond California now, so we’re pleased to be moving alongside Kia into new markets and dealerships, supporting their expansion with our open standards-based network,” said Greenlots CEO Brett Hauser. “As demand continues to grow, interoperability will be essential to scaling EV infrastructure.”

Greenlots says that its Sky Smart Charging network has been designed to meet the evolving needs of both automakers and charging site hosts. The main features are a variable pricing engine, a dashboard with real-time usage, tailored reports, easy payment options, “and comprehensive support.”


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Greenlots, CEO Brett Hauser, 310-299-8939; [email protected]

Greenlots, Gabriel Dobles, 310-421-4573; [email protected]greenlots.com

Kia, VP Orth Hedrick, 949-468-4800; [email protected]; www.kia.com

Green Power Technology, president Jerry Reich, 937-546-6141; [email protected]; www.gptechnology.com


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