Check out this video on charging the Kia EV6 at a public charging station.
Kyle is back with another DCFC deep dive, this time with the new Kia EV6 with the ~77kWh ~800v battery pack!
Many ElectrifyAmerica chargers do handle 350KW charging and they are continuing to build them out and add them. I have at least 4 of them already on my route between SoCal and Phoenix if needed (if I need to go into work that is - they definitely would be needed for the length of the drive).I watched his youtube channel and was impressed with the charging rate and how quickly the EV6 charges. As he notes the EV6 is a charging beast and as of right now I think out of all the EVs out their for sale or future sales will be the one to beat. However, being a USA buyer we do not have any charging stations that I know of that can handle that type of charging speed. I could be wrong but I think Tesla charging stations are the max and think they only do 300V on their V3 network. So when the EV6 comes to USA we will be limited on the speed here as we do not have the chargers for the super fast charging like in Europe.
For reference, in Europe the 350KW chargers are majority under the Ionity and Fastned brands. IIRC they started rolling them out in 2017. My local Fastned station in England opened April 2019.Many ElectrifyAmerica chargers do handle 350KW charging and they are continuing to build them out and add them. I have at least 4 of them already on my route between SoCal and Phoenix if needed (if I need to go into work that is - they definitely would be needed for the length of the drive).
Tis! The charging station took over part of the paid carpark just down the road that was used for the Fusion restaurant on the ground floor.
AWD GT-Line in white on order for me. The PCP was actually cheaper for me than the lease, oddly enough! Order from the new-ish dealership on Wessigton Way?I have used that charging station once or twice when it was free .
I currently have a PHEV, but am in the process of ordering (via lease) a GT-S in matte steel grey, pleased my current lease in to Mid March!
I looked at PCP etc, but lease (via salary sacrifce) could not be touched for price!AWD GT-Line in white on order for me. The PCP was actually cheaper for me than the lease, oddly enough! Order from the new-ish dealership on Wessigton Way?
In the UK there are 4 models: EV6 Air, EV6 GT-Line, EV6 GT-Line S, and the EV6 GT.LOL, in the KIA line, there are official names, the GT typically denotes the sportier version, with a more powerful engine and performance upgrade, the GT-Line is the version with an appearance package and no more power. In the UK there is a Stinger GT-S version for 2022 however, there was a GT-Line and a GT-S prior. The EV6 will have a GT specific version and I suspect the UK will get a GT-S, the US also had a GTS version and will probably have another in the EV6 GT.
Those of us that have been around KIA for sometime are aware of the standard abbreviations, mixing them up gets a bit confusing for those not in the know. Had a guy come on the Stinger forum to complain that the 19" Michelins all season tires on his GT2 AWD were crap, argued for about a week on it when we explained the Michelins were summer only. He finally went into his garage to check after someone asked him to confirm, he had the 18" setup with Bridgestone all season tires. He heard some place that all Stinger GT's came with 19" summer tires, got the car in the color he wanted but didn't confirm the wheel/tire setup.
The point here is there are folks coming on the forums for information and when we are not posting correct information, others without the knowledge will take the incorrect info as fact.
You're spot on Waynerm002!We know a GT version is coming however, as far as to the number of trim under that model, we can’t sat for sure how many they will be. With the Stinger in the US, we had GT/GT1 and GT2, later we got a GT-S. For 2022, they cut it down to GT1 and GT2. If I remember correctly, you guys had the GT and GT-S before now (2022) having just the GTS.
They typically have multiple trims in each model to split up the option packages, I don’t see that changing with the EV6 GT however, we will have to wait a bit for the official launch and on sale info to know for sure.