Vehicles with electrification technology now have a wider market. Some manufacturers even present vehicles used for commercial or commercial use with pure electric technology. Kia is no exception, which seems serious about the commercial car segment with electric technology. No half-hearted, they will build a special factory for commercial electric cars in their home country, South Korea.
As reported by Greencarcongres.com, Kia’s newest factory which is devoted to commercial or commercial cars with electric technology is one of Kia’s steps in supporting environmentally friendly vehicles. According to Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia Corporation, the new factory facility is one of the main pillars of the South Korean manufacturer’s Plan S strategy.
“Initially, we will first see how the Purpose Built Van (PBV) electric car market is. If the market response is positive, then we will gradually expand the presence of this car segment in various countries,” said Ho Sung Song. He also mentioned that from this latest factory, the electric commercial cars that will be launched are also equipped with autonomous technology.
Kia’s move in building a special factory for commercial and commercial electric cars is in line with their ambition to become a global leader in the EV Purpose Built Vehicles segment by 2030. As an initial stage, the factory is planned to be able to produce up to 100 thousand units of commercial electric cars per year.
Then after that, Kia plans to increase its production capacity to 150 thousand units according to the needs and demands. In the construction of this new factory, Kia said that it would focus on aspects of manufacturing quality and advanced automation processes combined with cutting-edge technology.
Kia said that the production process at the new factory will minimize the use of carbon emissions during the production process. Talking about the first product that will be produced at the factory, Kia has already given a leak that will present a PBV based on the “Is” skateboard platform. This platform accommodates various sizes of PBV cars that can be adapted in several markets.