2022 Kia EV6 Performance

 The 2022 EV6 is available in three different configurations from Kia. The entry-level EV6 comes with a 58-kWh battery pack and a single 167-horsepower electric motor that powers the rear wheels. All upper trims have a 77.4-kWh battery and are available with either rear-wheel drive (225 horsepower) or all-wheel drive (when paired with a second motor) (320 horsepower).

2022 Kia EV6

2022 Kia EV6 Motor

The Kia  EV6 is available with either a single electric motor mounted on the rear axle or an electric motor mounted on both axles, and it can be configured with either rear- or all-wheel drive. All-wheel-drive models have a larger battery pack and either 320 or 576 total horsepower, whereas the base rear-drive model has a smaller battery and only 167 horses. Choosing the larger battery increases the total system output of the rear-drive EV6 to 225 horsepower. In Europe, we drove a GT-Line AWD and were impressed by its responsive acceleration, agile handling, and adjustable regenerative brake settings. Those looking for maximum straight-line performance will appreciate the 576-hp GT's estimated zero-to-60-mph time of less than 3.5 seconds.

What Is the Driving Range of the Kia EV6?

The Kia EV6 has a maximum driving range of 310 miles on a single charge, which is among the best of any nonluxury electric vehicle and easily outperforms the Volkswagen ID.4 and Chevrolet Bolt EUV. The 77.4-kWh battery pack and rear-wheel drive enable this range. Notably, the optional all-wheel-drive configuration reduces the range to 274 miles. The 58-kWh battery found in the base EV6 model provides a range of 232 miles.

How Do You Charge the EV6?

2022 Kia EV6 Performance

The charge port on the Kia EV6 is located just to the right of the rear liftgate. The gauge cluster, Kia Connect smartphone app, or the indicator light next to the charge port can all be used to check the EV6's charge status.

Where Can I Charge the Kia EV6?

The Kia EV6 can be charged both at home and at a public charging station. You can use the navigation system on the EV6 to find nearby charging stations or chargers further along your route.

How Long Does It Take to Charge the EV6?

The charging time for the Kia EV6 is determined by the method used. When plugged into a DC Fast Charging station, the EV6 can add up to 70 miles of range in just five minutes, or an 80 percent charge in around 20 minutes (Level 3). That's an extremely fast charge rate, made possible by the EV6's high operating voltage.

Models with the 58-kWh battery can be fully charged in six hours by plugging into a 240-volt outlet or a Level 2 public charging station (seven hours with the 77-kWh battery). A standard 120-volt household-style power outlet (Level 1) can add a few miles of range per hour, which is useful in an emergency but not practical in the long run.

One of the EV6's main selling points is its ability to return that energy. The EV6's battery pack can be used to power laptops, camping equipment, or even small household appliances, a process known as vehicle-to-load charging (V2L). It can also charge other electric vehicles, though at a slower rate (vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V).

How Long Will the Kia EV6 Battery Last?

Because the EV6 is a brand-new vehicle, it's difficult to predict how long the battery will last. Kia offers a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty on the battery.