- Kia bests Tesla’s previous record for shortest charging time to cross the US in an electric vehicle by more than five hours
- The average charging stop during the 4,636km journey lasted less than 20 minutes
“The EV6’s record-setting run is the latest signal that Kia will be a leader in the popularisation of electric vehicles,” said Russell Wager, vice president of marketing at Kia America. “All of Kia’s world-class engineering and experience in electric vehicles 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 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.