2022 Kia EV6 BEV – 300-Miles AER and 10 to 80 Percent SoC in Just 18-Minutes

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 18th, 2021

    2022 Kia EV6 Intro on Times Square


    Times Square NYC, NY -- Kia introduced its upcoming all-new, dedicated, all-electric flagship on Times Square with specs that make an auto enthusiasts heart sing! The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 was brought to light under Kia’s U.S. ‘Plan S’ strategy that will deliver 11 all-new electrified models across the world by 2026.

    From the Hyundai and Kia's EV Future Begins With E-GMP story, E-GMP maximizes development efficiency and enables the brands to expand their dedicated EV portfolio across multiple vehicle segments – sedans, CUVs, SUVs – in a short time and with minimal complexity. The architecture provides an electric platform with a long wheelbase and a lot of passenger and cargo volume.

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    In particular, the 2022 Kia EV6s E-GMP underpinnings provides owners with 102 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 27.7/53.5 cu. ft. of cargo room cargo volume with the second-row seats up/down respectively due in part to its lengthy 114.2-inch wheelbase. This compares very favorably to the imho, current best EV available right now, the 2021 Ford Mustang MachE with its own 101 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 29.7/59.7 cu. ft. of cargo volume with the second-row seats up/down respectively.

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    The EV platform provides quick acceleration, AWD capability, and extremely fast charging times. Kia is indicating the EV6 will achieve a fully realized 300-miles of all-electric range (AER), include vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, and its interior will be designed around sustainable materials throughout the cabin. The EV6 will also offers a wide array of advanced driver assistance systems, connectivity, and safety.

    The first EV6 models are expected to go on sale in early 2022 in all 50 states with the GT arriving in late 2022.
    2022 Kia EV6 First Edition

    In a first for the brand, Kia will offer a special EV6 First Edition available by advanced reservation at Kia.com starting June 3. Limited to just 1,500 units, the EV6 First Edition offers the styling of the standard design, which includes exterior details such as black wheel arches in a fully loaded package. The Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display, Remote Smart Parking Assist, wide sunroof, 20” wheels, premium 14-speaker Meridian audio system and a two-year subscription to SiriusXM are among the upgrades in the EV6 First Edition, along with dual-motor AWD and a large 77.4 kWh battery.

    Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ EV6 Design

    Penned at Kia’s three design studios in Seoul, Frankfurt and Irvine, California, the EV6 CUV is a global collaboration of Kia design studios inspired by a new philosophy called ‘Opposites United.’ Key design elements include:
    • “Digital Tiger” grille form serves as Kia’s new tiger nose design
    • Headlamps offer sequential light patterns
    • Flush exterior door handles
    • High rear deck is the spoiler
    • Cross-car rear light cluster
    • Wheel sizes from 19 to 21-inches
    Using the E-GMP platform provides a number of highlights including the following:
    • RWD with AWD Option
    • Body structure using 75 percent high-strength steel (HSS) and ultra-high strength steel (UHSS)
    • Five-link independent rear suspension
    • Integrated drive axle (IDA) combines wheel bearings with the drive shaft to save weight
    • A long wheelbase and short overhangs maximize interior volume
    • Underfloor mounted battery provides a low center of gravity
    The Battery Tech Underpinning the all-new 2022 Kia EV6

    The EV6 uses an energy-dense Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (80/10/10) battery pack available in two sizes: 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh. The low-mounted, underfloor pack delivers energy to both RWD and AWD electric motor layouts with varying horsepower at the front and rear axles.

    The EV6 offers up to 576 horsepower in AWD configuration while providing up to 300-miles of AER in RWD format, both using the 77.4 kWh usable battery.

    The EV6 will incorporate the World’s first patented multi-charging system supporting 400v and 800v DC charging, which works on DC chargers from 50kW to 350kW. The 800v DC fast charging from a 350-kW charger allows 68.8 miles of range in less than 5 minutes and up to 210-miles (10-to-80 percent) in under 18 minutes in total!

    If you are charging from home on a 9.6 kW L2, 10-to-100 percent SOC can be accomplished in 7 hours, 10 minutes for the larger 77.4 kWh battery versions.

    The Kia EV6 will also offer Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality to power everything from computers to home improvement projects to camping and tailgating without being plugged in. Electricity flows from the high-energy battery to an Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU), providing 1.9 kW of power to electrical appliances, devices, tools and recreational equipment.

    2022 Kia EV6 Interior Design

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    The EV6 offers the following:
    • Extensive use of recycled plastic throughout interior
    • 100% vegan leather surfaces on some trims
    • 100% LED lighting inside and out
    • Slim front seats
    • Thin seat frames use ultra-light “giga-steel” to maximize rear seat space/knee room due to a slim seat back design
    • Hands-free Smart Power Tailgate for easier cargo access
    • Additional storage space for small items in front trunk (frunk)
    On the tech front, the EV6 offers the following:
    • Panoramic dual integrated 12-inch TFT center cluster and infotainment screens that form a wide, horizontal, curved display extending across the instrument panel
    • Blue light-filtered screens to reduce eye strain and fatigue
    • Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display (HUD) system projects graphics from the base of the windshield in a large three-dimensional image that appears to be over the hood of the car
    • Provides speed and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) alerts, vehicle information, lane guidance and turn-by-turn navigation instructions
    • Bluetooth
    • Wireless smartphone charging
    • Meridian Premium Audio system
    • 14 speakers with titanium dome
    • Intelli Q technology corrects audio volume/sound quality according to vehicle speed
    Like all Kia’s, the very latest UVO system in the EV6 is both forward thinking and in use, simply works.

    It will include the following:
    • Available Map and Infotainment updated via Over-The-Air (OTA) data transfer
    • Available Wi-Fi Hotspot
    • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
    • Connected Routing using real-time maps, predicted traffic info and AI
    • Connected Weather
    • Enhanced voice assist feature
    • Smart Speaker Integration to remotely control certain vehicle functions
    • 911 Connect and Roadside Assistance
    • On-demand Find My Car with Surround View Monitor:
    • Last Mile Navigation with walking directions to the driver’s actual destination if the vehicle is parked between 0.1 and 1.2 miles away
    • Personal calendar integration with events shown in the navigation system
    2022 Kia EV6 Safety

    The EV6 offers a range of standard and available features that enhance safety and convenience including the following:
    • Surround View Monitor (SVM) with four cameras to provide a 360-degree perspective around the vehicle
    • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist-Reverse (PCA-R)
    • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
    • Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
    • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
    Advanced Driver Assistance

    As part of Kia’s overall commitment to safety, the EV6 has a comprehensive list of 21 standard active Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including:
    • Blind-Spot Avoidance Assist (BCA)
    • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
    • FCA-Ped (Pedestrian)
    • FCA-LS (Land-Change Side)
    • FCA-LO (Lane-Change Oncoming)
    • FCA-JC (Junction Crossing)
    • FCA-JT (Junction Turning)
    • High Beam Assist (HBA)
    • Highway Driving Assist II (HDA 2)
    • ISLA (Intelligent Speed Limit Assist)
    • Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve (NSCC-C)
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
    Pricing and the full lineups staggered release date will arrive in short order. Expect a $42k base S trim with the smallish 58 kWh pack and maybe $55k for a fully loaded AWD EX trim with the larger 77.4 kWh pack. These are just guesses on my part currently.

    All told, another world class EV offering with a wallop of a punch set to take on American roads in very short order.

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    The world is changing and with Kia’s latest automotive release, they are riding on the crest of the wave instead of being rolled inside it as it crashes overhead. Where would you like to be? ;)
     
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  2. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    350kW charging. Amazing. I'm still on 3.3kW at home.

    With so many EVs coming, and promising to be primary vehicles and not just commuters, where's the rural charging infrastructure? I hope some enterprising small-town store proprietors start stepping up. Of the many places I go on road trips, only a couple have any chargers whatsoever. But every little town has enough juice running down the main drag of town to support a few megawatts of charging, including a few 350kW draws. Just need someone with the vision to tap into it.

    If I owned a mini mart, gas station or restaurant (especially if I were in a small town), anywhere in America, almost guaranteed there's at least an 11kV and maybe larger distribution line running past my front door. I'd be on the phone yesterday to my power company about upgrading my service to pull a couple of megawatts - and on my second phone line with ChargePoint at the same time, ordering a few chargers. Gas stations make their money inside the store, not at the pumps. The goal is to get people in the door and spend $10 a pop on sundries - or $30 for a meal while their EV charges. Why is no one doing this? Why does no one see this opportunity?
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Dan:

    Fortunately an 11 kW charger can be installed in just about every home in America. On the flipside, most retailers want to collect the charging cost(s) and with it comes the sky high charges many of us have experienced on low power L2's from the likes of ChargePoint, EVGo, and Blink in the past. That second part appears to be changing as many 7.2 KW EVGo chargers in my area are charging just $0.025/min with the retailer absorbing the expense knowing the BEV/PHEV owner will be purchasing goods in said retailer(s).

    The free 3.3 KW Volta's come to mind as well but they are painfully slow and can add more frustration than they are worth for many. The 2-hours connection time does not even top off my Prius Prime. There is another problem with the Volta's since they usually have 2 to 4 cords and many times, there is a Tesla, Bolt, and Leaf plugged into them charging at a whopping 3.3 KW.

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    At an Electrify America 350 KW DCFC in Weatherford, OK.​

    On the high power side of the equation, I just crossed the country in the 21 Porsche Taycan for the fourth time in as many months with the last trek setting a GWR. It was completed using 350 KWs most of the way across outside a few that underperformed or were unavailable. That drive covered 2,843.5 miles on 522 KWh and was completed for just $76.82! That did not include the additional 80 kWh I would have had to add in NYC to bring me back to 100% SOC that I started with in LA.

    Wayne
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    What a beautiful car. Not a pickup or SUV or CUV , a CAR.
     
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The all-new 2022 Kia EV6 has a maximum all-electric range (AER) of 310 miles when equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery in RWD configuration. The all-electric range (AER) for the entire EV6 lineup was announced ahead of the EV6 going on sale in the first quarter of 2022.

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    The 310 miles AER applies to EV6 when configured with a 77.4 kWh battery and RWD, including EV6 GT-Line RWD and EV6 EX+ RWD. This rating represents an overall efficiency of 4.0 miles/kWh. EV6 models fitted with AWD are EPA-certified at 274 miles AER, and the 58.0-kWh EV6 EX is rated at 232 miles AER. These range figures are a testament to the efficiency of EV6 in motor performance and aerodynamics.

    When a fast charge is desired, the EV6 can be charged on a patented multi-charging system that supports 400v and 800v DC charging.

    The Kia EV6 delivers AWD capability, ultra-fast DC charging, vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, and a flat-floor interior that utilizes sustainable-friendly materials throughout the cabin. The EV6 also offers a wide array of advanced driver assistance systems, adding an unprecedented level of connectivity and safety. The first EV6 (EX, EX+ and GT-Line) models are expected to go on sale in early 2022 IN ALL 50 STATES.

    Wayne
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    ALL-NEW 2022 KIA EV6 Earns its First Guinness World Records Title in Cross Country Trek Across the U.S.

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    Kia’s all-new 2022 EV6 crossover recently made GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS history, traveling 2,880.5 miles with the shortest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle. During the seven-day trek from New York City to Los Angeles, the Kia EV6 was plugged in for a scant 7 hrs. - 10 min - 1 sec, beating previous record holder, Tesla, by more than five and a half hours (12 hrs, 48 min, and 19 sec).

    Arriving in showrooms in early 2022, EV6 is the first model to be launched under Kia’s Plan S strategy which puts electrification at the forefront of the company’s future. Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle has achieved product carbon footprint certification and ‘Carbon Measured’ label from the global climate change and sustainability consultancy the Carbon Trust, becoming the first Korean vehicle manufacturer to achieve the certificate.

    Wayne
     
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