The KIA EV6 is one of the most advanced electric crossovers in its class. The Korean moves among the generalists, which it surpasses in performance very long, available with a load of 800 Volts. We tell you why the model will not be offered with inductive load.
Inductive charging was one of the most interesting gadgets in electric cars, since allowed owners to get rid of the charging cable. Simply place the vehicle on a flat device and absorb the electricity. This was one of the options that BMW offered for its electric and plug-in hybrids, but it did not have the expected success for those of Munich, who looked for an extra exclusivity.
Today, the inductive load is not the most striking, to a large extent, because it requires a very expensive infrastructure, which exceeds the cost of a conventional charging point. The Koreans have known how to play their card, reversing the benefits, since the KIA EV6 -and the cufflinks of the rest of Hyundai- brands are offered with a powerful 800 Volt charging system, allowing a recharge of up to 350 W and just 15 minutes to achieve 80% of the total battery capacity.
The KIA EV6 features 800 Volt charging technology
Not even the new Mercedes EQS reaches such figures. And it is not that the E-GMP platform of the South Korean group is not ready, that it is, but that the giant does not value this more expensive option for now. Sources from the Hyundai group have pointed out that “Wireless charging technology can be applied to E-GMP with relative ease. We know that wireless charging improves charging comfort and the customer experience. However, at the moment we do not see a significant customer benefit for the EV6.
And it is that this technology also would significantly reduce performance of an electric that has the acceleration capacity typical of a high-level sports car, by adding the necessary components. The same source explained that “There is still no infrastructure to charge the car in this way. The technology is very expensive and if the possibilities of using it are limited, it is certainly not the right time to introduce the facility. Especially if you look at a domestic connection compared to a wall box.
An equipment that It will not be available in the short term in the new KIA EV6, nor as an option. The Korean zero-emission model is already available in Spain, with a range of five versions, whose power figures move on a fork from 170 to 585 hp, and with a battery that offers 58 and 77.4 kWh of capacity with maximum autonomies of 370 to 475 kilometers on a single charge.