The 2022 Kia EV6‘s range and efficiency have been certified by the EPA. The Standard Range model can do 232 miles on a charge, the agency says, while the long-range, rear-wheel-drive model tops out at 310. Adding a second motor for all-wheel drive drops that total to 274 miles.
The EV6 uses the E-GMP modular platform shared with Hyundai and will offer single- and dual-motor powertrains, as well as two battery options. The Standard Range EV6 will be a single-motor, rear-drive version with a 58.0-kilowatt-hour battery and 160-kilowatt motor providing up to 167 horsepower. Another rear-wheel-drive model will offer a 77.4-kWh battery and 160-kW motor providing 218 hp. Moving further up the lineup is an all-wheel-drive model with 77.4-kWh battery, with a 70-kW motor up front and 160-kW motor in the rear providing a total of 313 hp and 0–60 time of 5.1 seconds. The all-wheel-drive EV6 GT, coming in late 2022, features the same 77.4-kWh battery, with a 160-kW front motor and 270-kW rear motor providing 576 horses and a 0–60 time of under 3.5 seconds – matching the Tesla Model Y Performance.
For the advertised power, these figures stack up pretty well against the current crop of EVs. Sister automaker Hyundai’s new Ioniq 5 manages a total range of 303 miles in its single-motor configuration with the 77.4-kWh battery pack. Adding the second motor drops it to a still-respectable but less-impressive 256 miles. The Standard Range model checks in at just 220 miles, so it’s a bit of give-and-take between the two companies despite their shared underpinnings. Elsewhere in the EV landscape, the base Tesla Model Y (Long Range) offers 318 miles on a charge; the Performance model checks in at 303. Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric SUV currently tops out at 260 miles in its “Pro” configuration.