Kia India Pioneers Sustainability with First Green Workshop in Rohtak, Haryana

Kia’s Solar-Powered Workshop Sets New Standards for Eco-Friendly Car Servicing, Plans to Open 150 More Green Workshops by 2026

Kia India, a prominent mass premium carmaker, has taken a significant step towards realizing its vision of becoming a sustainable mobility solutions provider in India. The company recently inaugurated its first Green Workshop in Rohtak, Haryana, setting new standards for eco-friendly automotive servicing.

The cutting-edge workshop is powered by solar panels, prioritizing energy and water efficiency, contributing to over 80% of its energy needs while also facilitating electric vehicle (EV) AC charging. In line with Kia’s commitment to sustainability, this facility adopts the same water recycling model as its manufacturing plant, ensuring 100% recycling of water used during servicing and incorporating rainwater harvesting to replenish groundwater.

One of the standout features of this workshop is the introduction of Steam Wash technology, which reduces water usage by an impressive 95% compared to traditional car wash methods.

Kia India’s dedication to a sustainable future extends beyond this inaugural workshop, with plans to open 150 more Green Workshops by 2026. These workshops will be strategically located, covering not only metro cities and Tier 1 and 2 markets but also tier 3 and 4 regions, underlining Kia India’s commitment to fostering a better future for all.

Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales and Business Strategy Officer at Kia India, emphasized the company’s commitment to sustainable mobility, stating, “With these innovations, we’re not just reducing our carbon footprint but also leading the industry and showcasing to our customers how eco-friendliness can merge seamlessly with top-notch driving experiences. We envision a future where being green and enjoying a premium drive go hand in hand.”

Kia India has consistently introduced environmentally friendly initiatives since its inception in the country. The Anantapur manufacturing plant recycles 100% of the water used in its processes. In 2020, Kia launched paperless aftersales service, enabling digital query processing. Additionally, the company initiated two community projects, “Develop Responsible Outlook for Plastic (DROP)” and “Uphaar,” to address plastic waste concerns and promote tree planting to combat climate change, underscoring its commitment to both the environment and local communities.