The 2022 all-electric Kia EV6 is finally here, and the first units will go on sale in the next few weeks. The battery electric crossover is based on the same Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Genesis GV60, but features a slightly different approach to performance and its own unique aesthetic. All in all, this is a huge step forward for Kia - the company's engineers and designers have made every effort to move forward with this car.
Power, range and charging
The EV6 is available in three drivetrain configurations. There's a 167-horsepower base model with a 58-kilowatt-hour battery pack and an EPA-calculated 232-mile range. A 77.4 kWh battery upgrade boosts single engine power to 225 hp and an estimated range of up to 310 miles.
Kia has paid particular attention to the charging process, as the 800-volt EV6 system boasts one of the highest theoretical charging rates on the road today. At a 350kW DC fast-charging station, Kia can get range to 180 miles in about 15 minutes and a 20-80% fast charge in about 20 minutes. A slower 50kW DC station takes just over an hour to fully charge, while a 11kW Level 2 home or public station takes 6 to 7 hours.