Kia announced at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show – by the way of unveiling of the Concept EV9 – that its production model, the Kia EV6, beats Tesla in terms of fast charging time on a journey across the United States.
The car has set a new Guinness World Record, traveling 2,880.5 miles (4634.7 km) from New York City to Los Angeles, with the shortest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle.
During the seven-day trek, the Kia EV6 required only 7 hours 10 minutes and 1 second for fast charging, which – according to Kia – beats the previous record holder, Tesla, by more than five and a half hours (12 hours, 48 minutes, and 19 seconds).
Kia notes also that the average charging stop during the journey was less than 20 minutes. That’s a really amazing achievement.
Kia EV6 – New York City to Los Angeles – charging:
- total distance: 2,880.5 miles (4634.7 km)
- total charging time: 7 hours 10 minutes and 1 second
- average charging stop: less than 20 minutes
- previous record (Tesla): 12 hours, 48 minutes, and 19 seconds
difference: more than five and a half hours
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