Battery, Range, Price And More

About two weeks ago, Kia officially announced US pricing of the Kia EV6 model, which is available in several versions. In this post, we will focus on the EV-related specs of particular versions and compare them to each other.

The base version of the car – EV6 Light, comes with a small 58.0 kWh battery and RWD. The Wind and GT-Line trims are offered with a 77.4 kWh battery and with a choice of RWD or AWD powertrain. There is also a limited First Edition (basically a better-equipped version of the car with a 77.4 kWh battery and AWD).

In the future, there will also be a GT version, which will have more power for better acceleration – from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds or so.

Kia EV6
Kia EV6

The entry-level Kia EV6 Light starts at an MSRP of $40,900, but after the DST and deducting federal tax credit, the starting point can effectively be $34,615.

Its 58.0 kWh battery translated into an EPA range of 232 miles (373 km). According to the manufacturer, the pack has a nominal voltage of 522.7 V and weighs about 816 lbs (370 kg). It can deliver up to 195 kW of power, while the DC fast charging is limited to 180 kW.

When switching to the Wind trim (at a cost of $6,100), in the RWD version, the battery capacity increases by a third to 77.4 kWh. The EPA range increases accordingly to 310 miles (499 km). The bigger battery has a nominal voltage of 697 V, can deliver up to 253 kW, while its DC fast charging is limited to 240 kW. The battery pack weight is 1052 lbs (477 kg).

But that’s not the only difference. The Wind RWD has more power (168 kW or 34% more) for a bit quicker acceleration (7.2 seconds vs 8.0 seconds).

The car also gets the V2L power export feature (up to 1.9 kW, up to 1.1 kW when charging an EV) as standard, while the Light trim does not get it even as an option.

Another difference is towing capability – the entry-level version can’t tow. The Wind RWD (and other trims) can tow up to 2300 lbs (1043 kg).

Charging-wise, both cars appear to be the same with a 10.9 kW onboard charger and 10-80% DC fast charging in as low as 18 minutes (at an ultra-fast charger).

EV Comparison Side-by-Side by InsideEVs
Model 2022 Kia EV6 Wind RWD LR 19″
[A]
Difference
[A] / [B]
2022 Kia EV6 Light RWD SR 19″
[B]
Drive RWD   RWD
Battery 77.4 kWh 33.4% 58 kWh
EPA Range
Combined 310 mi
(499 km)
33.6% 232 mi
(373 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 7.2 s -10% 8 s
Top speed 115 mph
(185 km/h)
0% 115 mph
(185 km/h)
Peak power 168 kW 34.4% 125 kW
EPA Energy Consumption (including charging losses)
Combined 117 MPGe: 288 Wh/mi (179 Wh/km) 0% 117 MPGe: 288 Wh/mi (179 Wh/km)
City 134 MPGe: 251 Wh/mi (156 Wh/km) -1.5% 136 MPGe: 248 Wh/mi (154 Wh/km)
Highway 101 MPGe: 334 Wh/mi (207 Wh/km) 1% 100 MPGe: 337 Wh/mi (209 Wh/km)
Charging
AC On-board charger: 10.9 kW
Info: 10-100% SOC in 7 h and 10 min
  On-board charger: 10.9 kW
Info: 10-100% SOC in 5 h and 50 min
DC Peak charging power: 240 kW
Info: 10-80% SOC added in 18 minutes
  Peak charging power: 180 kW
Weight, Payload and Towing
Curb weight (est.) 4299 lbs (1950 kg) 7.1% 4014 lbs (1821 kg)
Total weight (GVWR) 5335 lbs (2420 kg) 6.6% 5004 lbs (2270 kg)
Towing 2300 lbs (1043 kg)   Not available
Prices
MSRP $47,000 14.9% $40,900
Dest. Charge +$1,215   +$1,215
Tax Credit $7,500   $7,500
Effective Price $40,715 17.6% $34,615

If the Long Range version of the Kia EV6 is not enough, one might consider a more advanced, dual-motor all-wheel-drive version. It increases the price by $3,900.

The increase of system power to 239 kW (peak) allows it to accelerate 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, but it decreases EPA range by almost 12% to 274 miles (441 km).

All of the motors in the Kia EV6 are Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM). To improve efficiency, the front motor in the E-GMP platform can be physically disconnected from the wheels.

This version is slightly heavier, but we have not noticed any other substantial differences in the EV specs.

EV Comparison Side-by-Side by InsideEVs
Model 2022 Kia EV6 Wind AWD LR 19″
[A]
Difference
[A] / [B]
2022 Kia EV6 Wind RWD LR 19″
[B]
Drive AWD   RWD
Battery 77.4 kWh 0% 77.4 kWh
EPA Range
Combined 274 mi
(441 km)
-11.6% 310 mi
(499 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 5.1 s -29.2% 7.2 s
Top speed 117 mph
(188 km/h)
1.7% 115 mph
(185 km/h)
Peak power 239 kW 42.3% 168 kW
EPA Energy Consumption (including charging losses)
Combined 105 MPGe: 321 Wh/mi (199 Wh/km) -10.3% 117 MPGe: 288 Wh/mi (179 Wh/km)
City 116 MPGe: 291 Wh/mi (181 Wh/km) -13.4% 134 MPGe: 251 Wh/mi (156 Wh/km)
Highway 94 MPGe: 359 Wh/mi (223 Wh/km) -6.9% 101 MPGe: 334 Wh/mi (207 Wh/km)
Charging
AC On-board charger: 10.9 kW
Info: 10-100% SOC in 7 h and 10 min
  On-board charger: 10.9 kW
Info: 10-100% SOC in 7 h and 10 min
DC Peak charging power: 240 kW
Info: 10-80% SOC added in 18 minutes
  Peak charging power: 240 kW
Info: 10-80% SOC added in 18 minutes
Weight, Payload and Towing
Curb weight (est.) 4539 lbs (2059 kg) 5.6% 4299 lbs (1950 kg)
Total weight (GVWR) 5556 lbs (2520 kg) 4.1% 5335 lbs (2420 kg)
Towing 2300 lbs (1043 kg) 0% 2300 lbs (1043 kg)
Prices
MSRP $50,900 8.3% $47,000
Dest. Charge +$1,215   +$1,215
Tax Credit $7,500   $7,500
Effective Price $44,615 9.6% $40,715

Below we listed most of the data that we could find for a more detailed comparison.

Prices

Model Base Price Dest. Charge Tax Credit Effective Price
2022 Kia EV6 Light RWD SR 19″ $40,900 +$1,215 $7,500 $34,615
2022 Kia EV6 Wind RWD LR 19″ $47,000 +$1,215 $7,500 $40,715
2022 Kia EV6 Wind AWD LR 19″ $50,900 +$1,215 $7,500 $44,615
2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line RWD LR 19″ $51,200 +$1,215 $7,500 $44,915
2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD LR 19″ $55,900 +$1,215 $7,500 $49,615
2022 Kia EV6 First Edition AWD LR 20″ $58,500 +$1,215 $7,500 $52,215

Basic specs

Model Drive Battery
(kWh)
EPA
Range
0-60
mph
(sec)
Top
Speed
2022 Kia EV6 Light RWD SR 19″ RWD 58 232 mi
(373 km)
8.0 115 mph
(185 km/h)
2022 Kia EV6 Wind RWD LR 19″ RWD 77.4 310 mi
(499 km)
7.2 115 mph
(185 km/h)
2022 Kia EV6 Wind AWD LR 19″ AWD 77.4 274 mi
(441 km)
5.1 117 mph
(188 km/h)
2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line RWD LR 19″ RWD 77.4 310 mi
(499 km)
7.2 115 mph
(185 km/h)
2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD LR 19″ AWD 77.4 274 mi
(441 km)
5.1 117 mph
(188 km/h)
2022 Kia EV6 First Edition AWD LR 20″ AWD 77.4 265 mi*
(426 km)
5.1 117 mph
(188 km/h)

Kia EV6 specs

[see European specs here] [see EPA range report here]

EV6 Light RWD SR 19″ (58.0 kWh / RWD):

  • EPA range: 232 miles (373 km)
  • 58.0 kWh battery
    Nominal voltage: 522.7 V
    111.2 Ah cells,
    Battery power: 195 kW
    Energy density: 618 Wh/l (cell), 212.9 Wh/L (pack)
    Battery weight: 816 lbs (370 kg)
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 8.0 seconds
  • top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h)
  • rear-wheel drive
  • 125 kW and 350 Nm AC
    Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
  • AC charging: 10.9 kW on-board charger
    10-100% SOC in 5 hours and 50 minutes (240V / 48A)
  • DC fast charging: up to 180 kW
    10-80% charge in under 18 minutes (using 800V ultra-fast charger)
  • Weight: 4,017 lbs. curb and 5,004 lbs. GVWR
  • Towing: No

EV6 Wind/GT-Line RWD LR 19″ (77.4 kWh / RWD):

  • EPA range: 310 miles (499 km)
  • 77.4 kWh battery
    Nominal voltage: 697 V
    111.2 Ah cells,
    Battery power: 253 kW
    Energy density: 618 Wh/l (cell), 229.4 Wh/L (pack)
    Battery weight: 1052 lbs (477 kg)
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 7.2 seconds
  • top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h)
  • rear-wheel drive
  • 168 kW and 350 Nm rear motor
    AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
  • AC charging: 10.9 kW on-board charger
    10-100% SOC in 7 hours and 10 minutes (240V / 48A)
  • DC fast charging: up to 240 kW
    10-80% charge in under 18 minutes (using 800V ultra-fast charger)
    Nearly 70 miles added in less than 5 minutes
  • Weight:
    Wind: 4,299-4,398 lbs. curb and 5,335 lbs. GVWR
    GT-Line: 4,255 lbs. curb and 5,335 lbs. GVWR
  • Towing: 2,300 lbs. (w/Brake)

EV6 Wind/GT-Line AWD LR 19″ (77.4 kWh / AWD):

  • EPA range: 274 miles (441 km)
  • 77.4 kWh battery
    Nominal voltage: 697 V
    111.2 Ah cells,
    Battery power: 253 kW
    Energy density: 618 Wh/l (cell), 229.4 Wh/L (pack)
    Battery weight: 1052 lbs (477 kg)
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 5.1 seconds
  • top speed of 117 mph (188 km/h)
  • dual motor all-wheel drive
  • system output of 239 kW and 605 Nm rear motor
    160 kW rear motor and 70 kW front motor
    AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
  • AC charging: 10.9 kW on-board charger
    10-100% SOC in 7 hours and 10 minutes (240V / 48A)
  • DC fast charging: up to 240 kW
    10-80% charge in under 18 minutes (using 800V ultra-fast charger)
    Nearly 70 miles added in less than 5 minutes
  • Weight:
    Wind: 4,539-4,661 lbs. curb and 5,556 lbs. GVWR
    GT-Line: 4,539-4,661 lbs. curb and 5,556 lbs. GVWR
  • Towing: 2,300 lbs. (w/Brake)

EV6 First Edition AWD LR 20″ (77.4 kWh / AWD):

  • Expected EPA range: 265 miles (426 km)
  • 77.4 kWh battery
    Nominal voltage: 697 V
    111.2 Ah cells,
    Battery power: 253 kW
    Energy density: 618 Wh/l (cell), 229.4 Wh/L (pack)
    Battery weight: 1052 lbs (477 kg)
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 5.1 seconds
  • top speed of 117 mph (188 km/h)
  • dual motor all-wheel drive
  • system output of 239 kW and 605 Nm rear motor
    160 kW rear motor and 70 kW front motor
    AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
  • AC charging: 10.9 kW on-board charger
    10-100% SOC in 7 hours and 10 minutes (240V / 48A)
  • DC fast charging: up to 240 kW
    10-80% charge in under 18 minutes (using 800V ultra-fast charger)
    Nearly 70 miles added in less than 5 minutes
  • Weight:
    First Edition: 4,539-4,661 lbs. curb and 5,556 lbs. GVWR
  • Towing: 2,300 lbs. (w/Brake)

EV6 GT (77.4 kWh / AWD): coming later

  • expected EPA range: N/A
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.5 seconds
  • 77.4 kWh battery
  • dual motor all-wheel drive
  • system output of 430 kW and 740 Nm of torque
    270 kW rear motor and 160 kW front motor
    AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor

Common specs:

  • 800V battery system
    Lithium Ion Polymer Battery (LIPO)
    NCM 811 (Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese) chemistry
  • vehicle-to-load (V2L) function (power export up to 1.9 kW) – not available on Light trim
    charging another vehicle at up to 1.1 kW
  • Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP)

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