Electric KIA EV6 set a new Guinness record


The KIA EV6 electric crossover has set a new Guinness Book record for the shortest charging time on the New York-Los Angeles route. It took the factory team seven days to cross the country, of which seven hours, 10 minutes and one second, the car was connected to the grid. With this result, KIA surpassed Tesla’s achievement by five and a half hours.

In the spring of 2015, Rodney Hawke, Dina Mastracci and Carl Reese in a Tesla Model S P85D set the Guinness Book of the fastest charging time required to cross the United States in an electric car. Driving from Los Angeles to New York, they spent 12 hours 48 minutes and 19 seconds recharging the batteries. Now, the KIA EV6 has significantly reduced that time, thanks in large part to its 800-volt system and more efficient energy use.

At the same time, EV6 was driving in the opposite direction (from New York to Los Angeles), covering a total of 4635.72 kilometers. Although the average charging time was less than 20 minutes, in general, the electric car was connected to the terminals for seven hours, 10 minutes and one second. What version of the model they took for the record race is not specified. The rear-wheel drive EV6 (229 hp and 350 Nm) with a 77.4 kilowatt-hour battery and an estimated power reserve of about 480 kilometers would be the most suitable for this, that is, the longest in the family.

You can charge your EV6 using household outlets, wall devices, and terminals with 400 and 800 volts. In the latter case, a five-minute stop will provide 100 kilometers, and the battery will fill up to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. In addition, the EV6 also knows how to give energy: an electric car can be used to power a laptop, household appliances or a traveling generator.

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