While many motorists are thinking about electric cars, many are quickly called to order by various concerns inherent to electric mobility, starting with charging speed. However, with its new EV6, Kia promises to offer the best user experience “by making the electric vehicle a perfectly viable mobility solution for everyday life“.
Kia EV6: the electric car with ultra-fast charging
Of course, the new Kia EV6 is based on the brand’s new international modular electric platform (E-GMP) for electric vehicles. As a result, this platform is more advantageous than a platform originally designed for an internal combustion engine, since it allows the vehicle to be 100% optimized in production (unlike a platform designed for an internal combustion engine and modified for an electric motor).
In this way, the new Kia EV6 introduces a high-speed multiple charging system. A system that is compatible with both 800V ultra-fast charging stations and conventional 400V stations, without the need for a special adapter or additional on-board charger. But the other good news is that by connecting the Kia EV6 to an 800V charging station, the 10 to 80% recharge is done in only… 18 minutes!
Remember that the Kia EV6 is equipped with 77.4 kWh batteries, enough to cover a little more than 500 km in a mixed cycle according to the manufacturer. As part of the Ionity consortium, Kia also allows owners of an EV6 model, but also of other EV models in the Kia range, to access more than 400 high-powered recharging stations spread across 24 European countries.
The ICCU module can also transfer up to 3.6 kW of power from the vehicle’s battery to other electric consumers. This is a “reverse charge” system similar to that of certain smartphones, but which allows electrical appliances to be charged inside the vehicle, but also when stationary, via an external V2K socket. Obviously, this function is deactivated as soon as the vehicle reaches a minimum charge of 20%.