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WOW...thats a first! An EV which actually manages to drive the stated range :-0
EV6 LR singlemotor with 19" is rated at 530 km range and they actually drive 531 km - that is bloody amazing 馃榾
 

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I also was amazed by the fact, that the EV6 actually went that far on one charge.

I really hope, more people will make more 100-0 % SOC videos.
I hope the next one will be only highway all the way, to compare to other BEV range tests.
 

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The final statistics were 531 km in 10:21, which is less than 32 mph. I jumped to the data at the end, so I don't know if the time was inflated in some way, but if it was accurate then how meaningful is the range result for normal use?
 

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The final statistics were 531 km in 10:21, which is less than 32 mph. I jumped to the data at the end, so I don't know if the time was inflated in some way, but if it was accurate then how meaningful is the range result for normal use?
This is the only problem with things like this, you don't really see the whole story. Is that time because they kept stopping for filming etc and so it was a long journey but when they were driving it was at a normal speed.....or did the fluff up the result by driving slowly.

They did say at the start they were sticking to speed limits. And lots of the video shows them driving at relatively normal speeds so I'm hopeful it's genuine.
 

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I've just asked in the comments why the journey took so long :)
No idea if I'll get a decent reply, or even a reply at all.
 

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Me said:
Why did the journey take so long? Please don't tell me you drove really slowly to get more range :(

AP said:
Because we had to choose the V2L scene, have launch. Overall setting up the cameras and changing camera angles took long. Thank you for enjoying the Kia EV6 Range Test!
 

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At the start, at the charging point, the range on the car was saying 475km (295 miles) to empty. This is what is expected for the long range RWD version, the AWD version is expected to get 351km (218 miles), in the Korean spec version, which is similar to the what my e tron is rated at (222 miles). When they made the first update, they had driven 234.6km with 276 to go, with 60% state of charge remaining. That totals out to 510km (316 miles). They used the V2L system for coffee, which dropped the range by 1km. They did mention the vehicle they were driving was a US spec model and from what I can tell, the acceleration is pretty good in that version, unlike the VW ID.4. I'm not sure what the 0-60 time is for the RWD LR version but, the acceleration on the GT Line in Europe/UK seems like it can beat the 5.1 seconds to 60. Matt Watson on CarWow got 4.8 on the car he had.

At their next stop that had driven 378.1km, with 137 remaining and 29% state of charge on the battery, the total potential is now 515km (320 miles). They were going to be 4km short of their next destination. From the rest of the video, it seems they ditched their camera/sound guy to complete the trip. When they arrived, they had driven 517.6km with 23 to go to empty at 4% state of charge, Then they drove around town to get it down to 0% state of charge. Once they achieved that, the car showed 0% state of charge with 1km of range and drove a total of 531.3 (330.1miles). That shows you can do better than the rated specs, if you are not flogging the car. Also, they were in the version with 19" wheels and tires. For me, I would go for the GT Line with some more options and the 20" tire package for better handling and more speed.

I believe Korean speed limits are lower than those in the US but as we see from the driving videos, folks there tend to speed as well. If the targeted range is 300 miles in the US, presumably on the 19" tires, I hope they are not going to use some crappy tires on that car. We won't know for sure what equipment our cars will get however, from past experience and how they specs are here, the higher trims might not get similar equipment to SK or the UK/Europe versions. Great video overall and this makes me like the car more but I know the one I want won't have that kind of range. If we can still get 5.2 to 60 in a GT line RWD trim with 300 miles of range, that would be good.
 

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In the comments, Asian Petrolhead replied to the question about speed. "Average speed about 100km/h on highway (62mph). Thanks"
 

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The final statistics were 531 km in 10:21, which is less than 32 mph. I jumped to the data at the end, so I don't know if the time was inflated in some way, but if it was accurate then how meaningful is the range result for normal use?
I noticed a few things. Right at the beginning, when Charlie shows the estimated range, the trip computer says "0:16" or 16 minutes elapsed. So if the car was already on for 16 minutes, then we have to subtract that.

At 2:19, we see the subset image of the trip computer that says 21 minutes and 1.5km so it appears they did not reset the computer before they started so we can probably subtract that 16 minutes.

At 2:25, the trip computer says 1:16 and 11.1km. So, assume we can subtract that initial 16 minutes, that's means the first part of their trip took 1 hour to travel 11.1km (I assume that's through Seoul traffic).

At the end of the road trip and before they drove in circles to drain it to zero, the trip computer screenshot displayed 531.3km and 10:21. Subtracting 16 minutes, that means it took them 10h and 5m to travel 531.3km. If I did the math right, that's a trip average of 52.7km/h (32.9mph).

So really it was just the beginning when it took them 1 hour to travel 11km through Seoul traffic plus the 16 minutes that they forgot to erase prior to setting off.

At the start, at the charging point, the range on the car was saying 475km (295 miles) to empty. This is what is expected for the long range RWD version, the AWD version is expected to get 351km (218 miles), in the Korean spec version, which is similar to the what my e tron is rated at (222 miles). When they made the first update, they had driven 234.6km with 276 to go, with 60% state of charge remaining. That totals out to 510km (316 miles). They used the V2L system for coffee, which dropped the range by 1km. They did mention the vehicle they were driving was a US spec model and from what I can tell, the acceleration is pretty good in that version, unlike the VW ID.4. I'm not sure what the 0-60 time is for the RWD LR version but, the acceleration on the GT Line in Europe/UK seems like it can beat the 5.1 seconds to 60. Matt Watson on CarWow got 4.8 on the car he had.

At their next stop that had driven 378.1km, with 137 remaining and 29% state of charge on the battery, the total potential is now 515km (320 miles). They were going to be 4km short of their next destination. From the rest of the video, it seems they ditched their camera/sound guy to complete the trip. When they arrived, they had driven 517.6km with 23 to go to empty at 4% state of charge, Then they drove around town to get it down to 0% state of charge. Once they achieved that, the car showed 0% state of charge with 1km of range and drove a total of 531.3 (330.1miles). That shows you can do better than the rated specs, if you are not flogging the car. Also, they were in the version with 19" wheels and tires. For me, I would go for the GT Line with some more options and the 20" tire package for better handling and more speed.

I believe Korean speed limits are lower than those in the US but as we see from the driving videos, folks there tend to speed as well. If the targeted range is 300 miles in the US, presumably on the 19" tires, I hope they are not going to use some crappy tires on that car. We won't know for sure what equipment our cars will get however, from past experience and how they specs are here, the higher trims might not get similar equipment to SK or the UK/Europe versions. Great video overall and this makes me like the car more but I know the one I want won't have that kind of range. If we can still get 5.2 to 60 in a GT line RWD trim with 300 miles of range, that would be good.
The RWD LR with 225hp/258lb-ft has a 0-62mph time of 7.3 seconds.

The 5.2 seconds to 62mph is for the AWD LR trim with 320hp/446lb-ft.

I assume the EPA ratings will be conservative and of course, it's the combined city/hwy figure. City driving in the summer, I suspect 350 or even 400 miles is possible on the 19" RWD models. Drop that down to 250 for somewhat cold winter temps (Kia said 80% of 25掳C range at -7掳C which is about 240 miles if the EPA ends up being 300 miles) and 200 for severe winter conditions (e.g. winter tires, snow covered roads, at least -20掳C temps and the heater running).
 

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At the start, at the charging point, the range on the car was saying 475km (295 miles) to empty. This is what is expected for the long range RWD version, the AWD version is expected to get 351km (218 miles), in the Korean spec version, which is similar to the what my e tron is rated at (222 miles). When they made the first update, they had driven 234.6km with 276 to go, with 60% state of charge remaining. That totals out to 510km (316 miles). They used the V2L system for coffee, which dropped the range by 1km. They did mention the vehicle they were driving was a US spec model and from what I can tell, the acceleration is pretty good in that version, unlike the VW ID.4. I'm not sure what the 0-60 time is for the RWD LR version but, the acceleration on the GT Line in Europe/UK seems like it can beat the 5.1 seconds to 60. Matt Watson on CarWow got 4.8 on the car he had.

At their next stop that had driven 378.1km, with 137 remaining and 29% state of charge on the battery, the total potential is now 515km (320 miles). They were going to be 4km short of their next destination. From the rest of the video, it seems they ditched their camera/sound guy to complete the trip. When they arrived, they had driven 517.6km with 23 to go to empty at 4% state of charge, Then they drove around town to get it down to 0% state of charge. Once they achieved that, the car showed 0% state of charge with 1km of range and drove a total of 531.3 (330.1miles). That shows you can do better than the rated specs, if you are not flogging the car. Also, they were in the version with 19" wheels and tires. For me, I would go for the GT Line with some more options and the 20" tire package for better handling and more speed.

I believe Korean speed limits are lower than those in the US but as we see from the driving videos, folks there tend to speed as well. If the targeted range is 300 miles in the US, presumably on the 19" tires, I hope they are not going to use some crappy tires on that car. We won't know for sure what equipment our cars will get however, from past experience and how they specs are here, the higher trims might not get similar equipment to SK or the UK/Europe versions. Great video overall and this makes me like the car more but I know the one I want won't have that kind of range. If we can still get 5.2 to 60 in a GT line RWD trim with 300 miles of range, that would be good.
I don't know where you got your figures, as they are not the ones quoted by Kia, which are :-

RWD - 328 miles / 528 k
AWD 19" wheels - 314 miles / 505k
AWD 20" wheels - 302 mile / 486k
 

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Wait till we see some tests during wintertime and on snowy roads... :eek: Well, it all depends on the density of cahrging-stations network. In Norway, 75% of new cars sold in 2020 were full EV (!!)
 

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I don't know where you got your figures, as they are not the ones quoted by Kia, which are :-

RWD - 328 miles / 528 k
AWD 19" wheels - 314 miles / 505k
AWD 20" wheels - 302 mile / 486k
That info was posted during the video. Your market numbers is going to be different, can鈥檛 really speak to US numbers as they haven鈥檛 been officially certified here yet however, the Marketing material for the US states they are targeting 300 miles on the LR RWD version. That lower number would be for The smaller battery pack which is also listed for our market.
 
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