Article By John Redfern

Kia EV6 sets Guinness World Record for crossing the USA

The new Kia EV6 spent less time charging than any other electric car on the journey across America.

The Kia EV6 electric crossover has set a new Guinness World Record on an epic American road-trip.

History was made on the 2,881-mile journey due to the amount of time the EV6 spent being recharged.

It beat the previous 2015 record, set by Rodney Hawk, Deena Mastracci and Carl Reese in a Tesla Model S, by over five hours.

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In total, the Kia EV6 spent just seven hours, 10 minutes and one second having to recharge on the trip from sea to shining sea.

Driving from New York City to Los Angeles took seven days in total, some way short of the 25 hours and 39 minutes set by a petrol-powered Audi S6 in 2020.

However, the Kia journey was to demonstrate the battery capacity of the EV6, and the rapid-charging potential of its 800-volt technology.

“The EV6’s record-setting run is the latest signal that Kia will be a leader in the popularisation of electric vehicles,” said Russell Wager, vice president of marketing at Kia America.”

Wager added: “All of Kia’s world-class engineering and experience in electric vehicles will be applied in the move to electrification. 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.”

In the UK, the Kia EV6 is equipped with a 77.4kWh battery, offering a potential range of up to 328 miles.

Capable of using 350kW ultra-rapid chargers, the EV6 can recharge from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.

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