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Old 27th May 2022, 11:12   #46
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Old 27th May 2022, 14:29   #47
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The EV6 will be offered in the GT Line trim with both, single motor and dual-motor variants. The single motor RWD variant packs 226 BHP and 350 Nm, while the AWD version produces 222 BHP & 350 Nm at the front / 98 BHP & 255 Nm at the rear. That’s a combined output of a whopping 321 BHP and 605 Nm!
Kia mentions that the overall output is 321 hp, of which 221 hp is provided by the rear motor & 98 hp is made by the one in front.

Now, apologies if I am wrong, but you can not get the overall output of two electric motors by just adding the output of each individual one.

For example, the Tesla Model X P100D claims to make 670 hp but the two motors in the car generate 259 hp and 503 hp in the front and rear respectively. Going by Kia's addition method, Tesla should be advertising 762 hp and not 670 hp.
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Old 27th May 2022, 17:09   #48
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Going by Kia's addition method, Tesla should be advertising 762 hp and not 670 hp.
Is this the difference as measured at wheel and at motor? I also am curious and never knew this.
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Is this the difference as measured at wheel and at motor? I also am curious and never knew this.
I doubt that drivetrain loss would be that massive in electric vehicles as essentially there isn't much chance of power loss due to the lack of a conventional gearbox and a huge number of moving parts that come with it.

Also to think about it, why would a manufacturer like Tesla publish a smaller power figure? Generally, for marketing reasons, it is always the higher number which is advertised.

Perhaps other members of the forum can shed some light on this.
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Old 27th May 2022, 18:18   #50
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Could it be that battery is not able to provide the 'horsepower' to the motors combined ?

Individually the motors might be able to achieve peak at the expense of other which could be how they might be modulated based on conditions.

The battery horsepower might also change based on various conditions like environment, state of charge etc and it will have impact on the shaft HP.
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Old 27th May 2022, 18:44   #51
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Had a chance to attend the unveiling in Pune. The car is genuinely quite big. Except for the height the dimensions are exactly the same as the XUV700 but with 150mm more wheelbase. It is low slung and has a mean presence and will definitely stand out on our roads.

Didn't get a chance to take too many photos on the inside as there were quite a few people moving in and out of the car including a kid who wanted to listen to the Meridian system on full blast. But I have to say Build Quality was excellent. Scratchy plastics in the lower regions but definitely good quality materials in all touch points. Probably as good if not better than the Germans available in this budget. Soft touch plastics on the doors and that different material on the dash made from recycled material is definitely nice feeling. Space was quite good but the car is low slung and the floor is high. So this will not be replacing your ICE luxury sedan/SUV any time soon. But definitely spacious enough to keep everyone happy except maybe anyone over 6 ft. This felt more like a sports car with a back seat. Still better space than a Polestar 2 though.

No chance to drive it as the car isn't ARAI certified yet. Should be done soon and then test drives will be available.

Kia said that they'd recieved over 250 bookings by 12 pm yesterday.

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Kia said that they'd recieved over 250 bookings by 12 pm yesterday.
Why would KIA even accept 250 bookings systematically if they had 100 units imported, why not just close at 100 and let some of the walk in customers enjoy the sale on cancellations.
With 3 lacs booking amount, and 50k cancellation, Kia should have had some confidence in lesser number of cancellations. And who knows the 250 number is not made up

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And who knows the 250 number is not made up
I'm guessing it was marketing fluff.
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Kia EV6 to be available in 12 cities:

North India

Delhi- Jayanti Kia

Gurgaon-Dhingra Motors

Noida- Allied Motors

Jaipur- Rajesh Motors

West India

Mumbai-Autobahn Kia

Pune-Crystal Auto

Ahmedabad- Supernova Kia and West Coast Kia

South India

Chennai- Capital Kia

Bengaluru- Epitome Automobiles and VST Central

Kochi- Incheon Kia

Hyderabad- Automotive Kia and Car Kia

East India

Kolkata- Eastern Kia


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[center]This preview has been jointly compiled with Khan_Sultan. Thanks to him for the expert observations!
Thank you for this super mini review of the EV6. The Ioniq was one of the first EVs that truly caught my eye. The other EVs in the market are what I would call rejigged gasoline cars. But the Ioniq was built as an EV and now this Kia has really ..lapping like a dog.

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Nice Review, Was the media event over a period of days? I am asking since I saw autocar review and that was on a sunny day.

The car supports 350kw DC charging, even if that is peak, you can expect 250kw charging average speed. I can only imagine when we will have such chargers in our country. The EXICOM charger that they placed over there is 90kw charger.

This car is the epitome of EV tech, which is kinda affordable. I hope it comes via CKD in future, and can compete with MG and Tata for the EV market.

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Thank you for this super mini review of the EV6. The Ioniq was one of the first EVs that truly caught my eye. The other EVs in the market are what I would call rejigged gasoline cars. But the Ioniq was built as an EV and now this Kia has really ..lapping like a dog.
You quoted the entire review, and I thought you reviewed it and gave you one THANKS. Now I want it back

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Kia EV6 prices leaked?

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The Kia EV6 will be priced at Rs. 65 Lakh (ex-showroom) for the RWD variant and at Rs. 70 Lakh (ex-showroom) for the AWD variant. This results in on-road prices of Rs. 67 Lakh and Rs. 73 Lakh respectively.
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Nice Review, Was the media event over a period of days? I am asking since I saw autocar review and that was on a sunny day.
It was over a week or so, we had it towards the end I believe. And that day it decided to rain cats and dogs!

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The EXICOM charger that they placed over there is 90kw charger.
180 kw is what I was told and label also seems to say so.

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Kia EV6 prices leaked?
Pretty much as we predicted I guess.
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180 kw is what I was told and label also seems to say so.

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Pretty much as we predicted I guess.
It's sad to imagine that the fastest charger we have is 180 kW and is located in a spot where you cant just casually walk in and charge.

Hopefully, the infrastructure grows soon. I am very bullish on EVs and hope that adoption will become easier soon. Most will obviously charge their cars at home but it would be great to actually travel long distances with them and have more clean cars on our highways to compensate for all the well-maintained trucks out there.

Also, I was hoping they'd price it better. If at least for the first 100 cars. It'll be tough to make an impact at those prices.
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180 kw is what I was told and label also seems to say so.

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That image of the charger specs reveal several things.
If a EV has a 200v battery pack it can in theory only charge at 40kw from the above charger.

But maximum charging power is 150kw for a EV with 750v battery pack.(DC 750v x 200A=150kw)

I think the 180kw is the combined total power for both the CCS2 ports. In that scenario when two cars are plugged to the charger each port can only charge at 90kw max.

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