The EV6 will be offered in a number of configurations, with rear- and all-wheel-drive versions, and several motor combinations. This grants the EV6 the ability to span from a mainstream model to a sporty iteration, much like its rivals the Mustang Mach-E and Model Y. Different configurations are rated at 167, 218, 313, and 576 horsepower, depending on drive configuration and battery pack. The EV6 uses a nickel-cobalt-manganese battery in 58- and 77.4-kWh sizes.
We estimate that the range for the 58-kWh versions will hover around 200 miles.
The long-range 77.4-kWh battery is said to provide around 300 miles of range with two-wheel-drive models. The dual motors in the all-wheel-drive, long-range EV6 can run 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.
Then there is the higher-performance EV6 GT that brings 0-to-60-mph times down to 3.5 seconds. Peak power output is equivalent to 576 hp. This sporty model will not be available until late 2022.
The EV6 is compatible with 400- and 800-volt charging, enabling the car to go from a 10 percent to an 80 percent charge in 18 minutes for all versions. To be clear, that pertains only to DC fast-charging in public places. The much more common Level 2 charging will take at least 8 hours to charge from empty.
A neat feature: The EV6 is capable of powering other equipment or serving as an emergency power source for your home. Kia provided the example of supplying both a 55-inch television and an air conditioner simultaneously. It could also be used to charge another EV or light up a campsite.