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the ev6 is said to have a capacity of up to 1600kg as long as to battery is over 35% soc. somewhere i read only with the big battery. somewhere else: only with 4wd. does anyone have exact info?
 

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Congratulations @vinsend! Were you able to pick any specs/options for the EV6?
Thanks! I'm very happy and very much looking forward to september!

The options that were available on the base model were heatpump (€822,-) and metallic paint (€657,-). I chose the heatpump because that'll make quite a difference in Dutch winters and Snow White Pearl.

About the towbar: I contacted my dealer today to ask if I needed to choose a towbar in advance, but they don't have knowledge any of the accessoires yet so that is still tbd.
 

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Thanks! I'm very happy and very much looking forward to september!

The options that were available on the base model were heatpump (€822,-) and metallic paint (€657,-). I chose the heatpump because that'll make quite a difference in Dutch winters and Snow White Pearl.

About the towbar: I contacted my dealer today to ask if I needed to choose a towbar in advance, but they don't have knowledge any of the accessoires yet so that is still tbd.
Good choice with the snow pearl! The EV6's design really suits it. Have you owned EVs before or is this your first?
 

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Good choice with the snow pearl! The EV6's design really suits it. Have you owned EVs before or is this your first?
Currently driving a Leaf 2018 (lease ends in september) so great step up and awesome timing :)

The Leaf is a great car but the 40kWh battery, 50kW charging and lack of thermal battery management are a bit of a hassle as we regularly drive about 380km (~240 miles) roundtrip to family. We're in The Netherlands though, so blessed with a very good charging infrastructure (lots of 350kW stations as well, so real nice for the EV6).

Going offtopic (sorry), but have you ordered?
 

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I have also ordered an EV6 (GT Line AWD in matte grey).
Also because of the towing capacity of 1600Kg so I can pull my caravan (max. 1500Kg).
We can't select a towbar yet.
So I guess it won't be an automatic one.
 

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I've ordered the standard range RWD last week. It states that I can tow 750kgs. No further info about minimum SOC.
I've ordered the standard range RWD last week. It states that I can tow 750kgs. No further info about minimum SOC.
I have also ordered an EV6 with the intention of towing. Where did the figure of the minimum battery level of 35% come from? From looking at other EV’s, they don’t appear to have this limit. If it’s based-on the power output of the battery when low, then this would be equalled driving at maximum speed on an autobahn or driving over some of the Swiss Passes. These are not restricted. Can someone confirm the 35% and suggest why?
 

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I wonder what the range penalty will be for towing 1600Kg?
EV6 Towing range. I currently have an e-Niro and based on current range figures, the car should achieve on average, 4.3m/kw. In practice I have achieved 3.9, Motorway speeds, 4.3/4.6 pottering about and 5.3 sightseeing. In searching the internet, the reduction in range when towing ranges from 50% to 65%. However, the higher figures are from America towing at 75mph! The average m/Kw for the EV6 is 4.1 i.e., less than the Niro. This would suggest a towing rate of approx. 2m/kw for the EV6. From the Hyundai Ionic 5 figures the charging rate stays well above 100kw until 85% charge. Therefor based on starting at 100% and charging enroute from 10-85%, the first leg of a journey would be 139 miles with repeated stops every 116 miles. This could be very much improved if tucked in behind a lorry. Hope this helps
 

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Hi all, resurrecting this one due to more cars now being in drivers hands. Anyone have any further details on how the 35% minimum battery level as stated for towing is applied in reality, eg. dashboard warning, power limitation, reduced services in the car, car refuses to move if towing electric connected, etc as this will greatly effect the planning of charge stops needed when towing?
 

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The manual that comes with the car has a few pages on towing a trailer, the 35% isn't mentioned anywhere, it just recommends charging above 50% when towing a trailer in cold weather and that the driving range could be affected (obviously!)

It also has 750kg as the unbraked trailer weight limit and 1600kg for braked trailers (not sure of the difference between standard vs extended though? )
 

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Thanks for that - useful having some actual owners with actual documentation out there now. The 35% figure was stated in the press releases but looks like it has been dropped from the manual, Kia instead opting for the indicated advisory statements - much better as figures will vary greatly depending on the shape and weight of what is being towed. I earlier today emailed the technical team in Kia for clarification so if I get anything further to add I will update. Picking mine up potentially in two weeks so counting down and trying to tick the final boxes.
 

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I have seen or heard that the vehicle to load cannot be used or is not recommended to be used below 35% battery state. I wonder if this is where the figure came from and has become mixed up?
 

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I have also ordered an EV6 (GT Line AWD in matte grey).
Also because of the towing capacity of 1600Kg so I can pull my caravan (max. 1500Kg).
We can't select a towbar yet.
So I guess it won't be an automatic one.
The matte gray is a fricking nightmare to take care of, do yourself a favor and change color or buy another brand. I walked away from my first edition matte gray after I found out about the problematic issues with this color. You better be ready to clean the bird droppings off within 15 minutes or you will most likely have a permanent blemish. Also if you wipe it the wrong way the matte will turn shiny. Shame on Kia for not fully disclosing all the maintenance and problematic issues with this color/finish.
 

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Been an EV owner for 4 years now (daily a leaf). I'd really like to ditch my surviving fossil (towing required) for a higher range EV (my 18 rav4 is worth more than I paid for it so now is a good time to sell!)

Really wish there was some more info out there, why aren't any reviewers doing this anymore?

I have a 1500lb popup camper (probably roof height to the ev6 while folded). Losing 60‰ range might mean ~100mi between stops for the wind model? Seems like a high amount of efficiency lost, but we are only guessing! Only way to know for sure is to buy and try it but that's crazy!

For now I'll just keep lurking, please if anyone can test, let's get some good info out there.
 

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Unfortunately the way EA is set up, charging would be difficult. Either unhook every 2-3hrs or take up all the spaces (if available) .

Definitely not ideal. We camp approx once a month. I don't think the Aliner will kill efficiency like that guys full size camper, but I'd say 100 miles of range isn't too wild of a guess. Fine for some of our journeys... Tricky for some others.

Probably still not feasible :( Really itching to get rid of the rav while it's worth something, but I certainly can't take the camper with my leaf! Can't justify the upgrade unless I'm getting a car that can handle towing. The leaf is a perfect daily, and spending 50k on an ev doesn't make sense to me if I still have to keep a fossil around. If we were hotel people, sure. But we like our camping trips!
 

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Unfortunately the way EA is set up, charging would be difficult. Either unhook every 2-3hrs or take up all the spaces (if available) .

Definitely not ideal. We camp approx once a month. I don't think the Aliner will kill efficiency like that guys full size camper, but I'd say 100 miles of range isn't too wild of a guess. Fine for some of our journeys... Tricky for some others.

Probably still not feasible :( Really itching to get rid of the rav while it's worth something, but I certainly can't take the camper with my leaf! Can't justify the upgrade unless I'm getting a car that can handle towing. The leaf is a perfect daily, and spending 50k on an ev doesn't make sense to me if I still have to keep a fossil around. If we were hotel people, sure. But we like our camping trips!
Depending on your daily commuting distance it sounds like a plug in hybrid would be perfect for you. You'd be 100% EV around town and only use gas on long trips.
 
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