The Kia EV6 smashes an old Tesla record

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The Kia EV6 promises record charging time. And it is now validated by Guinness after a feat in the United States.

Autonomy is one of the aspects to take into account for an electric car, it is a fact. But the charging power is not to be neglected either. This is what the Korean group thinks, which has decided to go all out with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 thanks to the new e-GMP platform.

But to show that it doesn’t just make promises, Kia’s crossover has embarked on a major exercise: crossing the United States from east to west, from New York to Los Angeles, in order to show its capabilities. . And they are such that he won a record validated by Guinness.

Without power, the network is nothing

So on this cool, clean take on the Cannonball Run, the Korean crossover stayed tuned for 7 hours, 10 minutes, and 1 second. Not content with a record, Kia’s electric also crushes Tesla on its own land, which held the previous record with… 12 hours 48 minutes and 19 seconds.

Kia says the average charging time during this 4,634 km (2,880.5 mile) journey is less than 20 minutes. Which corresponds to what we saw during our test drive of the Kia EV6. Of course, achieving such a performance is undoubtedly the result of a long preparation of the various chip jumps, in order to take advantage of the best powers (that we obtain with a state of charge at the lowest when arriving at the terminal) without the risk of running out of fuel. But the record is there.

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