Kia EV6 Intro – CleanTechnica

In our continuous evaluation of leading electrical vehicles offered in Europe, here’s a brief summary of the Kia EV6 and its specifications.


Long, long back in a nation far, far, 2 carmakers thinking in fairy tales about the future of the vehicle market (like all other carmakers were) developed a brand-new platform for their future designs. It can a gas powertrain, a diesel powertrain, a light hybrid powertrain, a complete hybrid powertrain, a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, and even a plug-in battery electrical hybrid powertrain. However the fairy tale did not end in a gladly ever after. The hydrogen fuel cell electrical car (HFCEV) powertrain system was not all set for volume production, leaving the 2 enthusiastic carmakers with an insufficient line of product.

The HFCEV was the next-generation, bright-future, zero-emissions variation that must blaze a trail to the vehicle world of the future. However the supervisors saw an intermediate, short-term service to the insufficient powertrain issue. There was a little, restricted group of tree-hugging ecologists that wanted to pay through the nose for battery electrical cars. And battery electrical cars were likewise no emissions– however, regretfully, without a future. Who would purchase them? Who wishes to own a BEV?

Oddly enough, the electrical designs were rapidly offered, and there was need for more, a lot more. Tree hugging seemed more popular than the Hyundai/Kia supervisors anticipated.

Therefore these 2 carmakers began to sign up with the quarterly expedition to the battery sales supervisors of the couple of battery-making business. Could they please make more batteries? Ideally double what was initially asked? Oh, and please do not offer your restricted supply to our competitors.

The battery makers really had the very same view of the marketplace. It was just for a little number of tree huggers. The battery makers didn’t care which consumer offered to the tree huggers; they assured enough to all the carmakers to please that little need. The battery makers got overbooked, not like hotels throughout spring break or airline companies for Christmas, however often times even worse. The marketplace shares of their clients was not part of an absolutely no amount market.

However that is history. With brand-new factories, there are almost sufficient batteries produced. The next traffic jam is lithium supply in the 2nd half of this years.

Birth of the BEV

After finding out that need for BEVs was not actually restricted, and HFCEVs remained “in the future for some more years” for 5 years, a devoted BEV method was established. After establishing a devoted electrical powertrain that might be utilized in existing ICE designs, a total BEV platform was developed. This Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) is a toolkit like Volkswagen Group’s MEB. It is an 800V architecture that supports a wheelbase as much as 3,000 mm. Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are supported.

The good feature of a toolkit method compared to a chassis platform is the ease with which brand-new foundation can be included. It is now utilized for the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Ioniq 6, the Genesis GV60, and the Kia EV6. The Kia EV9, focused on the marketplace for big SUVs in the U.S.A., will follow this year. The Kia EV4, an European sized cross-over, will follow after that. As will more designs of the other brand names of the group.

Kia EV6 at the old Manila fortress called Intramuros. Picture by Raymond Tribdino.

Another view of the Kia EV6 at the old Manila fortress called Intramuros. Picture by Raymond Tribdino.


From EV-Database. org:

  • Battery: 54kWh– 74kWh (800V architecture), with about 305– 410 km (190– 255 miles) of variety.
  • Motor: 125kW and 350Nm rear-wheel drive.
  • Motor: 168kW and 350Nm rear-wheel drive.
  • Motor: 175/239kW and 605Nm four-wheel drive.
  • Charging: 233kW DC and 11kW AIR CONDITIONING.
  • Security: Euro NCAP ***** (5-star ranking)
  • Length * Width * Height in mm: 4680 * 1880 * 1550
  • Length * Width * Height in mm: 184.3″ * 74″ * 61″

Customers Like the EV6

Some customers think about the EV6 the very best or among the very best BEVs on the marketplace. Calling a design “the very best” states more about the customer than the item, however it is an indicator of the level and balance of quality, use, interior, outside, and rate. The EV6 uses a lot for its rate. However calling it “the very best” is not shown in the sales numbers in Europe. It has actually done fairly well, however the Skoda Enyaq with about the very same requirements and rate has actually gotten two times as lots of sales.


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