At the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this week, Kia revealed that the Kia EV6 just set a Guinness World Record. The EV recently travelled 4,634.7 kilometres from New York City to Los Angeles with the shortest charging time on record; notably, beating out Tesla for fast-charging performance.
According to the automaker, the EV6 only charged for seven hours, 10 minutes and 1 second during the trip, which spanned seven days. Previously, the record was held by Tesla, which made the same trip in 12 hours, 48 minutes and 19 seconds of charging required.
Kia also revealed that the average charging stop was less than 20 minutes, using general charging infrastructure available between New York and LA. This makes the EV6 one of the fastest charging EVs currently on the market.
“The EV6’s record-setting run is the latest signal that Kia will be a leader in the popularization of electric vehicles. All of Kia’s world-class engineering and experience in electric vehicles will be applied in the move to electrification,” said Russell Wager, vice president, marketing at Kia America. “The same attention to detail, design, quality, technology and driving dynamics that Kia has become known for will be found in every new electric vehicle we bring to market.”
The Kia EV6 is expected to arrive in showrooms in the U.S. in early 2022.