Its no secret that the Kia EV6 is a favourite electric car. Especially the top models the EV6 GT-Line and the rocket like EV6 GT.
However we recently drove the entry level model the EV6 Air with rear wheel drive only. It is priced from around $68,000 plus the usual costs.
The single motor EV6 Air produces 168kW power and 350Nm of torque. This provides a single charge driving range of 528km. Performance for the EV6 Air for 0-100 acceleration is approximately 7.3 seconds on 19” alloy wheels.
The EV6 Air still comes with an impressive list of standard features, none more important that the additional electric adjustable lumbar support for the driver, perfect for my ageing back.
Charging is best done on a 350kW charger. The 800V charging capability means the EV6 can go from 10-to-80 per cent battery charge in just 18 minutes. However is you are doing it at home on a normal 10 AMP plug, it takes a LOT LONGER.
We drove the EV6 Air around town on our normal daily routine of about 60-80 km a day. The 500km plus range is ideal for that, but we kept it topped up most nights due to the time to charge at home. It also meant zero localised emissions which helps reduce local pollution.
Electric cars are not the total answer but for some they’re perfect.
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I’m Rob Fraser
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