Kia’s EV6 Electric Crossover with ultra-fast charging coming to the US

Kia launched EV6, an electric crossover equipped with ultra-fast charging, an augmented reality head-up display, and remote parking. Kia’s debut with EV6 kicks off the maker’s Plan S to lug away from internal combustion engines.

Kia launched EV6, an electric crossover equipped with ultra-fast charging, an augmented reality head-up display, and remote parking. Kia’s debut with EV6 kicks off the maker’s Plan S to lug away from internal combustion engines.

Kia launched EV6, an electric crossover equipped with ultra-fast charging, an augmented reality head-up display, and remote parking. Kia’s debut with EV6 kicks off the maker’s Plan S to lug away from internal combustion engines. The EV6 will go on sale in all the 50 states of the US early in the year 2022, the authorities said during a live-streamed event in New York. Kia’s EV6 is among the first vehicles to exhibit the brand’s new logo, replacing the oval-shaped brooch that says “Kia”.

The performance model of 2022, EV6 will cover up to 300 miles on a single charge which is the same as the performance model of the comparably sized Tesla Model Y electric crossover. Kia introduced the EV6 as the world’s first efficient vehicle to be charged with an 800-volt system, allowing it to go from 10% to 80% charge in just 18 minutes.

Apart from being charged the fastest, EV6 is the first devoted battery-electric vehicle to be built on its brand new Electric-Global Modular Platform. This platform has a shared allowance with Hyundai and Genesis as a part of Hyundai Motor Group. The EGM platform is the elementary foundation of the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 Compact crossover and EV6 is one of 11 electric vehicles that the brand plans to deliver globally by the year 2026.

Many other automakers have launched EVs just like Kia. Mazda revealed its first EV with Mazda MX-30, Mercedes-Bez introduced its first electric Sedan, the EQs. Others, including GM, Tesla, and Nissan have been selling electric cars (EVs) for years. After Kia, Ford is poised to debut its long-promised electric F-150 pickup soon after having sold electric vehicles in small quantities.

Unlike other brands, Kia denominated its new dedicated battery electric vehicles with the “EV” prefix followed by a number to indicate the vehicle’s position in the lineup. With many other details shared, it was also announced that buyers can make up to 1,500 reservations for the first edition versions of EV6 dawning June 3.

Quick Peek into the EV6 Feature-Book:

EV6 is designed to carry out its look and performance like a roomy sports car.
 1) EV6, being able to utilize an 800-volt system, comes with ultra-fast charging jumping from 10% to 18% in just 18 minutes.
 2) EV6’s first edition is a feature-rich version of the base model with an augmented reality windshield, remote parking assistance, 14-speaker Meridian audio setup, and more.
 3) EV6 is a technological excitement with three-dimensional navigation and the potential to be a mobile power source for charging devices, providing backup power to the home, or powering a campsite.
 4) The external differences go all notable with:
          * LED-only lighting on the exterior and interior.
          * A roomy sunroof
          * 20-inch wheels
          * A surround-view monitor that uses four cameras to provide 360-degree video for                 easy parking.
 5) The vehicle delivers between 167 and 313 horsepower depending on the motor and battery configuration.

The Ins and Outs of Kia EV6

 Kia EV6 fundamentals cover a broad spectrum of techie add-ons to the base model that makes it no less than a wonder car. The momentous exterior and mechanical differences aid the driver in an advanced driving experience. Let’s dive into the nuts and bolts fixture of the EV6.

Mechanical basics:

The EV6 strives for perfection with a Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese battery pack combo available in two sizes: 58 kWh and 77.4 kWh with the bigger one offering a range of 300 miles. The vehicle is put forward in both rear-wheel and AWD which depending on the powertrain (electric motor and battery configuration) delivers between 167 and 313 horsepower. The two-rear wheel models deliver 167 horsepower precisely and the four-wheel-drive models deliver 313 horsepower. An AWD model named EV6 GT, the highest trim line with the 77.4 kWh battery pack and powerful front and rear electric motors, delivers 576 horsepower. Kia says the GT model, being the highest on the trim line, can accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

Kia’s EV6 stands strong with its 400-volt and 800-volt DC Charging. Kia claims to have EV6 being able to add up to 210 miles to the battery in just 18 minutes with its 800V DC charging. Kia loaded its EV6 with charging features making it a mobile power source for devices like computers and other appliances. Kia could proudly claim this with their 11 kWh charger for level 2 charging in the EV6 that would power up the battery to full in just 7 hours.

In-Car Features:

To enhance the driving experience, the vehicle comes with several safety and driver assistance features. Along with the Bluetooth functionality and wireless smartphone charging, there’s a couple of 12-inch screens that form a curved display to sheathe infotainment device. To add to the driver’s ease, a Wi-Fi hotspot can be added to update the infotainment systems and maps wirelessly. The electric vehicle offers a stolen vehicle tracker, smartwatch accessibility, weather, and routing updates, ability to use Alexa and other assistants to remotely control vehicle functions such as remote start. A list of safety features includes four cameras outside for a 360-degree view of unobstructed parking, exit assist alerts not to open the door in routing traffic. A feature aid the EV6 to maintain distance from cars in the front keeping itself in the lane center. The latest version of this feature is more likely to assist drivers with the lane change and align the lateral position of the car within the lane.

With the pricing being not revealed by Kia, we expect the EV6 to start around $45,000 with its standard model when it touches the grounds of the US showrooms in early 2022. The EV6 GT is most likely to cost around $55,000. It’s worth all the money with such solid mechanics and in-car features.

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