2022 Kia EV6 rated for up to 310 miles electric range
NS 2022 Kia EV6Its scope and effectiveness have been certified by EPA. The agency says the Standard Range model can go 232 miles on a single charge, while the long-range, rear-wheel drive model reaches 310. The addition of a second motor to the all-wheel drive system. All-wheel drive will reduce the total to 274 miles.
The EV6 uses the E-GMP module platform shared with Hyundai and will offer single and dual-motor powertrains, as well as two the battery option. The Standard Range EV6 will be a single-engine, rear-wheel drive version with a 58.0 kilowatt-hour battery and a 160 kilowatt motor delivering up to 167 hp. Another rear-wheel drive model will offer a 77.4 kWh battery and a 160 kW motor delivering 218 hp. Moving further on the lineup is an all-wheel drive model with a 77.4 kWh battery, with a 70 kW motor up front and a 160 kW motor at the rear delivering a total of 313 hp and lb-ft of torque. 0–60 is 5.1 seconds. The all-wheel-drive EV6 GT, due out late 2022, has the same 77.4 kWh battery pack, with a 160 kW front motor and a 270 kW rear motor delivering 576 hp and a 0–60 time under 3.5 seconds – match NS Tesla Model Y Performance.
Give advertised power, these numbers stack up pretty well against the current EV cuts. Car manufacturing sisters Hyundai’s new Ioniq 5 manages a total range of 303 miles in the single-motor configuration with the 77.4 kWh battery pack. Adding a second engine, it drops to a still respectable but less impressive 256 miles. The Standard Range model tested at just 220 miles, so it’s a bit of a give-and-take between the two companies despite their common background. Elsewhere in the EV scene, the stand Tesla Model Y (Long Range) suggestion 318 miles when charged; Performance model tested at 303. Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV currently tops out at 260 miles in its “Pro” configuration.