The KIA EV6 price, standard equipment and EV charging times.

The EV6 is well overdue and a welcome addition to Australia’s limited EV lineup.  EV6’s most obvious rival is Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, priced at $71,900 for the rear-wheel drive model and $75,900 for all-wheel drive. Tesla’s Model 3 is another obvious rival. The range starts with the rear-wheel drive Standard priced from $59,900 and tops out at $84,900 all-wheel drive Performance model.

It’s capable of taking an 800V charging system, future-proofing it against developments in infrastructure. Using a 350kW charger, Kia claims the 77.4kWh battery can be replenished from 10-80 per cent in just 18 minutes. (Using a more widely available rapid charger 50kW charging station, it’s 10-80 per cent top up in an 1h13m). A home-installed EV charging station can charge up the battery from 10-100 per cent in around 11 hours.

Kia’s new curved twin-screen set-up is standard throughout the whole EV6 range. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard as is satellite navigation and DAB+ radio. The GT-Line models have a premium Meridian sound system. GT-Line models score a 360-degee camera while the Air variant makes do with a regular rear-view camera.

Before you buy your EV6 here’s what you need:

1. Type 2 Charging Cable or the Type 2 Stretcher. Some call them the Mennekes IEC 62196 (which won’t come standard with your EV). These cables enable new EV drivers to charge on AC Type 2 Charging Stations that range from 7Kwh to 22Kwh charging speeds. A Type 2 Charging Cable is the most important tool for owning an EV and you’ll need it to charge at most charging locations around Australia.

2. A Type 2 Portable Charger also known as a Portable EV Charger, which most EVs come standard with. Drivers don’t realise, they’ll need more than just one. The reason is you’ll need one to leave at home and another for emergencies on the road. It enables new generation EVs sold in Australia Portable Charging on standard 240V outlets found almost anywhere 25+ million we estimate.

3. The Type 1 to Type 2 Adapter, also known as SAE J1772 to IEC 62196.  It allows the use of older Type 1 Charging Stations for newer Type 2 EVs. This is one of the best ways to avoid a long EV Charging Queue for a free Type 2 EV Charging Station.

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