KIA has broken the record previously held by Tesla for the fastest electric car. This is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the shortest charging time to cross the United States by any electric vehicle. The EV6 set a record by traveling 4635.7 km from New York to Los Angeles for seven days. It was just charged for seven hours and ten minutes.
KIA and Tesla have been in the race for the longest time. They compete to make the best electric vehicles. For a long time, Tesla has been on the record. The 2022 Kia EV6 electric crossover is set to hit the showrooms in the US early next year.
KIA’s EV6 is a mid-sized crossover EV. So far, it is one of the best in terms of charging speed and practicality. KIA claims that the EV6 can cover 80.4672 km of range in just five minutes. The battery pack can be charged from 10-80 percent in 18 minutes when plugged into DC fast-charging ports with 350kW power.
Kia’s Vice President of Marketing, Russell Wager, remarked that “The EV6’s record-setting run is the latest signal that Kia will be a leader in the popularization of EVs. All of Kia’s world-class engineering and experience in EVs will be applied in the move to electrification. The same attention to detail, design, quality, technology and driving dynamics that Kia has become known for will be found in every new electric vehicle we bring to market.”
EV6 is KIA’s first vehicle under the Plan S strategy. This was introduced in January last year. The aim is to elevate KIA’s position as a leader in the future automotive industry. The Carbon Trust has awarded EV6 the product carbon footprint certification as well as the ‘Carbon Measured’ mark. It is the first Korean automaker to receive this recognition. There has been a major shift in the EV business. KIA has recently revealed that it intends to launch its fourth vehicle, the ‘Carens,’. It would be launched in India rather than releasing it globally.
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