There’s extra. Once more, just like the Ioniq 5, the EV6 has V2L, or “car to load.” It principally turns the EV6’s battery into an enormous private energy plant on wheels. You possibly can plug any normal family equipment—sure, together with TVs or microwaves—into the automotive, and so they’ll run identical to they’d at residence. It makes the sporty-looking EV6 an excellent tenting companion for individuals who like their creature comforts (, Netflix on a 60-inch TV and a meals processor to take the drudgery out of chopping greens for hearth cooking. In reality, with an EV6, now you can convey the oven, which is altogether extra civilized).

This V2L wizardry even helps you to cost different electrical vehicles, remodeling you into some kind of automotive Samaritan, rescuing stranded EV drivers from the facet of the highway. Nevertheless, it will take “a very long time,” so that you’d higher be feeling exceedingly charitable in the event you do resolve to supply such a service.

Let’s get to how the factor drives. It seems sportier than the Ioniq 5 for a purpose. Kia needs you to assume it’s a lot sportier than the Hyundai’s nice cruiser, regardless of the shared parts. Kia has even supplied an inventory of stuff it has boosted to assist on this regard. The EV6 has a shorter wheelbase than the 5 (2.9 meters versus 3 meters), so it is supposedly barely higher in corners, with marginally larger spring charges, marginally better damping pressure, and 1-mm thicker entrance and rear anti-roll bars. Word the “marginally” in these components. Sure, the EV6 is sportier and stiffer than the 5, however, you guessed it, the distinction is marginal.

This doesn’t suggest the EV6 just isn’t enjoyable to drive. It most definitely is. Prime pace, whether or not you’ve two- or four-wheel drive, is 114 mph. Standstill to 60 mph is 7.3 seconds with one motor (168 kW, 229 hp). If in case you have twin motors (239 kW, 325 hp) then reduce this to five.2 seconds. One the highway, nevertheless, you possibly can’t actually inform the distinction between the 2 fashions, solely whenever you put your foot down arduous. Sure, the automotive is fast, however this isn’t a efficiency automotive that will provide you with virtually stunning acceleration. For that you’ll have to wait till the GT mannequin arrives late 2022 with 430 kW (580 hp) and a 3.5 second 0-62 mph time.

This coming GT mannequin could be the one to go for if you’re drawn in by the efficiency guarantees from Kia’s advertising campaigns. The slight criticism I’ve with the EV6 is that whereas it might be extra nimble than the Ioniq 5, it does not really feel like a sports activities automotive and so is caught between camps. Certainly, flip on Sport mode and the chassis virtually cannot deal with the enhance in pace. I believe I desire the honesty of the Ioniq 5 on this regard. I additionally desire the Ioniq 5’s retro stylings over the extra standard look of the EV6. However the automotive’s rear is a selected success, with its sweeping traces touring the width of the car.

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