Kia EV6 Beats Tesla to Set New Guinness World Record

Kia EV6 Beats Tesla to Set New Guinness World Record

The all-new Kia EV6 electric SUV is already breaking records and it hasn’t even made it to dealership lots yet. In a recent trek across the United States, the 2022 EV6 managed to set a mark recognized by the Guinness World Records for taking the least amount of time to charge during its journey — taking this achievement from Tesla in the process.

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

To achieve the milestone, the new Kia EV6 traveled 2,880.5 miles from New York City to Los Angeles and was only plugged in for a total of 7 hours, 10 minutes, and 1 second. This was a huge improvement from the previous record holder, Tesla. For reference, the competition needed 12 hours, 48 minutes, and 19 seconds of charging time during its cross-country journey.

How did the EV6 do so well? The new EV offers ultra-fast 400v and 800v DC Fast Charging, providing up to 210 miles of range in just 18 minutes. The EPA recently released its official certified range for the Kia EV6, noting that the electric SUV can get up to 310 miles of range when equipped with the 77.4 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive. 

Interested in learning more about this record-breaking EV? Contact our team at Gossett Kia in Memphis for additional details.

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