Key features of this electric car

Key features of this electric car


The EV6 kicks things off a salvo of 11 future electric models by Kia which will be released by 2026. A new logo, a change in corporate culture and the distribution of more electricity in its production. The brand takes a radical approach which he did not hesitate to describe as ” Renaissance “. The Korean manufacturer hitting sales records in France for several years, proof that it is alive and well.

PRICE

Built in Korea, the Kia EV6 began shipping in France at the end of 2021. The sports version of the Kia EV6 GT will not arrive until the end of 2022.

In terms of price, the manufacturer announces a base price of €47,990 excluding the ecological bonus for the promotional version. €51,990 for all-wheel drive (€55,790 for the EV6 GT Line). With a power of 584 hp, the top version of the GT benefits from a specific level of finish. Billed at €66,990.

Since its launch in October 2021, the Kia EV6 had avoided any price increase. But on April 1, 2022 the electric crossover took 700 € regardless of the version. The entry ticket is now set at €48,690.

ECOLOGICAL BONUS

In its entry-level version with two-wheel drive of 229 hp, the electric crossover thus goes from 47,990 € to 48,690 €. For the four-wheel version of 325 hp, calculate € 52,690 against € 51,990 before. Expected at the end of the year, a GT variant with 585 hp of sulfur is also involved. This price review is a direct effect of the shortage of semiconductors. Not to mention the rising cost of raw materials and transportation.

Regarding the ecological bonus, the Kia EV6 is eligible for a €2,000 discount until June 30, 2022. After that, the latter will decrease by €1,000.

FREEDOM

Kia has chosen to offer the EV6 with one or two electric motors. One engine, the car will be a propulsion with an electric motor of 229 hp and a battery of 77.4 kWh. The WLTP range will reach up to 528 km. This is the first time that an electric Kia exceeds the bar of 500 km combined in a combined cycle. Its best-selling model in this region is currently the Kia e-Niro, with 455 km. In a four-wheel drive, with a second electric machine installed on the front axle, the power increases to 325 hp.

In terms of motorization, the Kia electric car comes in three main versions:

  • Propulsion and the block develops up to 168 kW of power (228 hp) and 350 Nm of torque
  • All-wheel drive. Distributed between the front and rear axles, the two engines combine 239 kW of power (325 hp) and 605 Nm of torque.
  • GT, high performance version with 430 kW of power (535 horses) and 740 Nm of torque. It has the ability to reach a maximum speed of up to 260 km / h, it provides 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds.

The EV6 range will be completed this year by 585 hp GT version. The development of this version has been entrusted to Albert Biermann, the former boss of BMW Motorsport, hired in 2018 by the Hyundai-Kia group. This electric sports car will offer a WLTP range of 400 km, in the context of normal use… because the machine has promised to reduce 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 s, and reaches 260 km/h.

The EV6 also has features V2L technology, which allows it to be a power source (up to 3.6 kW) for external devices. Kia shows that such energy can power a 55″ TV and air conditioner for 24 hours. We can also imagine refueling an electric bike or sharing some of its batteries with another electric car.

RELOAD

The Kia EV6 is the brand’s first electric vehicle based on the E-GMP electric platform. Developed by Hyundai, it inherits a 77.4 kWh battery. Placed flat under the floor, it allows 528 kilometers of autonomy in the WLTP combined cycle on the most efficient version.

Equipped with an 800-volt operating device, the Kia EV6 accepts up to 240 kW of direct current power. It is enough to ensure payment from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes. Note that Kia offers for its electric sedan a year of subscription to the Ionity Power offer (€ 13 / month more). It allows access to the Ionity network at a preferential rate (0.29 €/min VS 0.79 €/min without subscription). In alternating current (AC), the on-board charger tolerates up to 11 kW.

Great charging power

With a standard, household socket (2.3 kW), a full charge can take up to 34 hours for the big battery and 25 hours for the small one. But this situation almost never happens. First because a skilled driver will never put his batteries completely flat, but also because the seller will give you a charging box (up to 7.4 kW) and a “KiaCharge” card that gives access to several fast charging networks (Total EV Charge, Ionity, and so on.).

In addition, the EV6 is equipped with 800 V charging (compared to the standard 400 V) which reduces refueling times. At the service area of ​​the road, using a high-power charger, it is possible to get 100 kilometers of freedom in just 4 30 minutes, even going from 10 to 80% battery in 18 minutes. Kia advertises that the EV6 can handle a load power of 239 kW peak and 180 kW average… before slowing down when it reaches 80% to preserve battery life. Today, only Ionity and Total can deliver that power, with 350 kW turbines. But networks – and brands – will continue to expand in the coming months.

Like the Ioniq 5, the Kia EV6 includes so-called “reverse” charging technology. Called V2L (car charging) and priced at 500 euros as an option, this allows battery power to be redistributed externally. The system can provide up to 3.6 kW of power to power external devices or even another electric vehicle.