As soon as upon a time, Tesla had a monopoly on electrical automobiles able to going quick. As extra manufacturers enter the electrical sphere, insanely quick vehicles have virtually come to be anticipated from each model. 

Kia is the newest model to take action, revealing particulars across the sharp EV6 only recently, and what’s extra — it has additionally been confirmed for New Zealand. 

The EV6 represents Kia’s very first devoted battery-electric automobile and is one that appears nothing like something that is beforehand come from the Korean model. 

In New Zealand, the EV6 vary will begin with a standard-range mannequin that is powered by a 58kWh. That is paired with a 125kW electrical motor within the rear-wheel drive mannequin, which is able to get it to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds. 

Transferring up the vary will get you to the long-range mannequin which will get its energy from a 77.3kwh battery that is able to 510km on a single cost. Within the rear-wheel drive mannequin, that is paired with a 168kW motor on the rear axle, whereas the all-wheel drive mannequin will get a motor on every axle to create a mixed energy determine of 239kWh. 

This long-range, all-wheel drive EV6 will full the 0-100k/h dash in simply 5.2 seconds, however it is not the quickest within the vary.

That title is reserved for the EV6 GT, which will get 430kW and 740Nm of torque, and sends this to all 4 wheels. The GT will speed up from 0-100km/h in simply 3.5 seconds earlier than topping out at 260km/h.

“The GT model of EV6 demonstrates our technological management via its mixture of excellent high-speed charging and acceleration efficiency like a brilliant sports activities automobile,” says Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division for Hyundai Motor Group.

”With our devoted EV platform, there isn’t a want for compromise between inspiring spaciousness and efficiency.”

Like most high-end EVs, the GT presents 800V charging, which signifies that it may well go from 10% to 80% in simply 18 minutes. In different phrases, it’s going to get 100km of vary in lower than 5 minutes. 

Apparently, with greater than 35% cost within the battery, the EV6 will be capable of tow as much as 1,600kg. Whereas this is not as a lot as your common ute, it is a massive step in the correct path for EV practicality. 

Whereas no particular supply date has been supplied, potential patrons are capable of categorical their curiosity on Kia New Zealand’s web site.