Kia Really Wants You to Ignore 2023 EV6 Range Anxiety
Regarding electric vehicle ownership, there is probably no bigger worry for new owners than range anxiety. With traditional gasoline engine vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, range anxiety really isn’t ever an issue. For electric vehicle owners, however, a fully-spent battery means no way to get your vehicle to a charging station without a tow. The Kia EV6 is one of the newest vehicles in the EV marketplace, sharing a platform with the exotically styled Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6. Other electrical components are shared between the EV6 and Ioniq 5, but the Kia EV6 is made to be a little more aggressive than its cousin, Hyundai.
With many awards given to the Kia EV6, Kia is looking to get more EV buyers in their dealerships and into a new EV6 by getting drivers to get rid of their range anxiety fears. Here is everything you need to know about the Kia EV6 and what Kia is doing to rid future buyers of their EV range anxiety.
2023 Kia EV6 range and performance
The 2023 EV6 is a compact electric crossover SUV produced by Kia, the first all-electric vehicle produced by Kia. The EV6 shares a platform with the Iondai Ioniq 5 but aims to attract an audience looking for a sportier version of the Ioniq 5. This Kia EV6 starts at $50,025, making this one of the most expensive Kia models you can buy today. The EV6 makes up for this price with many features and performance.
The all-wheel drive model of the Kia EV6 can drive around 310 miles on a single charge, and it is capable of about 576 hp in the top-of-the-line GT model. Planted handling makes driving through the backroads a fun experience, but the cabin remains quiet due to a ton of sound-dampening and adaptive suspension.
The Kia EV6 is also outfitted with a great number of sustainable materials throughout the cabin of the vehicle, and the EV6 designers went out of their way to give drivers controls exactly where they wanted, making sure the air conditioning controls are analog dials, instead of trapped in a touchscreen like in Tesla vehicles.
How is Kia helping EV buyers overcome their range anxiety?
Right off the bat, the 2023 Kia EV6 is an excellent vehicle for consumers worried about the electric range thanks to its 310-mile range. Kia is going out of its way on its website to quell fears even more. On Kia’s home page for the EV6, there is a section called “More driving, less charging,” which outlines all the ways that the EV6’s electric drivetrain shouldn’t deter would-be buyers.
The first feature found in this section outlines the EV6’s fast charging capabilities, which can charge the EV6 from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. Kia continues by outlining the EV6’s 310-mile range, which is more than enough for any driver. The next section of Kia’s website details the 41,400 fast charging stations available in the United States, showing how easy it is to find a charger for your EV.
Next, Kia advertises the conveniences of adding a Level 2 home charging system, ensuring that your EV is always ready with a full battery. Kia ends by outlining the free 1,000 kWh of charging credits for Electrify America given to buyers when they purchase a new EV6. With all of these features available with the EV6, Kia does a great job of getting buyers to get rid of their EV electric range fears and get behind the wheel of one of the most advanced EVs in the world.