On this front, the Kia EV6 delivers in spades. Its advanced large-capacity 77.4kWh lithium-ion battery offers up to 328 miles of range, and boasts an intelligent heat-pump that limits range-loss in cold weather – ensuring that even when the mercury plummets to -7C, you still get 80% of the range you’d expect in summer at 25C.When it comes to topping up your range, the Kia EV6’s 800V ultra-fast charging technology – which, until now, has usually only been found on significantly more expensive performance cars – lets you *recharge the battery from 10% to 80% in as little as 18 minutes on a 350kW ultra-rapid charger, or add 62 miles of range in just under five minutes. Even using a more conventional 50kW rapid charger, you can still top up the Kia EV6’s battery from 10% to 80% in as little as 1hr and 13min – perfect for adding a healthy dose of range while you refuel during lunch, or recharge your creative spirit with a trip to the gym or the cinema.
A Kia Charge account makes on-the-go charging even easier, offering a choice of ‘one card to rule them all’ subscriptions that gives you access to 17,000 charging points from some of the UK’s largest and most widespread networks – including BP Pulse, Pod Point, Source London, Instavolt, Shell Recharge, Osprey, Char-gy and IONITY. Heading abroad for work, or a weekend family vacation? With Kia Charge, you get access to 205,000 charging points in 28 European countries as well.
At home, where you can make the most of low-cost charging on more cost-effective overnight or EV-friendly home energy tariffs, the Kia EV6 will charge from *10% to 100% in around 7hrs and 20min, ensuring that you can simply plug in when you arrive home and start every journey the next morning with the maximum range.
And here’s a novelty that might appeal to the creative types among you who want to make a sales pitch with a difference. The Kia EV6’s Vehicle-to-Device (V2D) two-way charging capability means you can use your car’s battery as a 3.6kW mobile energy source to power external home appliances under 16 Amps – such as laptops and even 55-inch TVs. Prepare to level up your PowerPoint presentations.Alternatively, you can power an electric grill or mobile fridge on a camping weekend with friends or family, or even build up some Kia karma by lending a good Samaritan a helping hand to top-up someone’s electric vehicle if they’ve run out of charge.