1st all-electric Kia car can do 500 kms on single charge

The EV6 is the first of 11 fully electric vehicles (EVs) Kia plans to introduce as part of its EV push by 2026. The Niro and Soul are the automaker’s other electric vehicles, which are available in both gas and hybrid versions.

South Korea’s No. 2 automaker, Kia, introduced the EV6, the first all-electric vehicle designed on a dedicated platform that can fly over 500 kilometres on a single charge, in a direct challenge to Elon Musk’s Tesla.

The EV6 is priced between ($40,000 and $48,500), which is comparable to Tesla’s entry-level all-electric sedans.

South Korea’s No. 2 automaker showcased its crossover EV6 in an online world premiere event focused on its parent Hyundai Motor Group’s electric global modular platform (E-GMP), which is the same platform as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 unveiled last month.

The EV6 is the first of 11 fully electric vehicles (EVs) Kia plans to introduce as part of its EV push by 2026. The Niro and Soul are the automaker’s other electric vehicles, which are available in both gas and hybrid versions.

During an online press conference, Kia President Song Ho-sung said, “The EV6 is the first product that comes since Kia announced its vision to turn itself from an automaker to an ambitious mobility solution provider.”

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“The EV6 is a symbolic model produced as part of Kia’s mid- to long-term strategy to raise the percentage of eco-friendly vehicles sold to 40% by 2030.”

According to Yonhap news agency, the model will come with two battery packs: a regular 58-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack and a long-range 77.4-kWh battery pack.

According to the manufacturer, the long-range model with an 800-volt system can fly over 510 kilometres on a single charge, which is longer than the Ioniq 5’s 430-kilometer range, and charge up to 80% of battery capacity in 18 minutes.

The EV6 has a more spacious interior than other EVs derived from gasoline-powered vehicles, and the streamlined design represents the company’s shift toward electrification, according to the company.

Thanks to “vehicle-to-load” technology, which allows the battery’s power to be used by external machines, it can be used as an energy storage system.

Advanced safety features include lane-keeping assist, blind spot collision avoidance, safety exit assist, and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist systems, among others.

The company said it aims to sell 30,000 units globally this year and targets 100,000 units next year when a high-end trim is released.

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