The Kia EV6 Smashes the Tesla Model S to set a New Guinness World Record
December 21, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News Pakistan
The Kia EV6 beat the previous world record of more than five hours established by the Tesla Model S for the fastest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle.
The Guinness Book of World Records has accepted Kia’s all-new 2022 EV6 electric automobile. The EV6 set a new record for the fastest charging time to traverse the United States, completing a distance of 4,635 kilometres between New York and Los Angeles on the east coast and Los Angeles on the west coast.
The 2022 Kia EV6 crossover completed the race in seven days. During the whole voyage, the electric car was plugged in for only 7 hours, 10 minutes, and 1 second, the least time any electric car has ever used to cover the full length of the country, crossing the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
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The Kia EV6 beat the previous world record of more than five hours established by the Tesla Model S for the quickest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle. The previous high-water mark was set six years ago. The Tesla Model S electric vehicle took 12 hours, 48 minutes, and 19 seconds to charge for its journey.
Early next year, the 2022 Kia EV6 electric crossover will join showrooms. It is the first model to be released as part of Hyundai’s Plan S goal to electrify its entire fleet. It’s also Kia’s first entirely electric car built on its Electric-Global Modular Platform in the world (E-GMP).
The electric SUV can be charged at 400 volts or 800 volts and has a range of up to 510 kilometres on a single charge. If connected to a fast charger, the EV6 can add 112 kilometres of range in five minutes and more than 330 kilometres in around 18 minutes, according to Kia.
Kia debuted the fifth-generation Sportage with its radical redesign about a month ago, and now the compact crossover is returning to unveil its technical details. Keep in mind that we’re dealing with the global / KDM variant, which has a larger wheelbase, whereas Europe will get a vehicle with a shorter wheelbase. By looking at the size of the rear doors, you can plainly tell this is the LWB.
Gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains available.
Speaking of size, the stretched 2022 Sportage is 4660 millimeters (183.5 inches) long, 1865 mm (73.4 in) wide, and 1660 mm (65.3 in) tall, with the wheelbase measuring 2755 mm (108.4 in). According to Kia, these proportions along with the improved packaging brought by the new platform give the compact crossover segment-leading headroom, legroom, and cargo capacity (637 liters).
There’s a turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 177 horsepower and 265 Newton-meters (195 pound-feet) of torque on offer. It may be driven with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
If you still want a diesel in 2021, Kia will offer a new 2.0-liter oil-burner with 183 horsepower and 417 Nm in the revised Sportage (308 lb-ft). You won’t be able to row your own gears if you choose the diesel, as it only works with a highly modified eight-speed automatic transmission.
Terrain Mode, which includes Drive, Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart selectable modes, makes its debut with the all-new crossover and adapts the vehicle’s settings to fit the kind of terrain, including mud, sand, and snow. For maximum power delivery,
Kia has also introduced a new electronic control suspension with real-time damping adjustment that works in tandem with the electronically controlled AWD system. Another first for the Sportage is an X-Line trim level, which will be available on other vehicles in the range, including the larger Sorento. It’s essentially an off-road cosmetic upgrade that gives the crossover a more rugged look.