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Kia News: Kia and Electrify America Adds Free Charging to EV6 Buyers


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Today Kia announced with Electrify America that Kia EV6 owners will have three years from date of purchase to use 1,000 kWh of complimentary charging. During this time EV6 owners can direct any questions or request guidance from Electrify America's 24-hour Customer Contact Center.

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The two companies' agreement will enable Kia owners 3,500 to 4,000 miles of all-electric driving at no charging cost, depending on the vehicle model and various conditions.

Electrify America's vast DC charging network is the largest in the country, allowing high-speed charging of up to 350 kilowatts (kW) for capable vehicles. Kia customers will access the advanced charging network through the Electrify America Mobile app. An enrollment code for the app is provided through the owner's portal of the Kia Access App after the EV6 owner enrolls into the Kia Connect, the brand's robust in-car telematics system.

Per Steve Center, COO and EVP, Kia America: 

“Kia is undergoing a pivotal shift to electrification and the all-new EV6 is the first major step in that direction, underpinned by the company’s advanced E-GMP platform.” 

“Partnering with Electrify America will enable our customers to enjoy a superior charging experience coupled with the outstanding all-electric range of the EV6.”

The EV6 state-of-the-art 77.4 kWh high-density lithium-ion battery allows for an EPA-rated 310-mile range for road trips and excursions. An 800V multi-charging architecture enables ultra-fast DC charging capability from 10 to 80 percent charge (up to 217 miles) in under 18 minutes at 350 kW charger speed, depending on various conditions, aligning with Electrify America's high-speed charging experience.

 

KIA AMERICA COLLABORATES WITH ELECTRIFY AMERICA TO PROVIDE EV6 BUYERS WITH 1,000 KILOWATT-HOURS CHARGING AT NO ADDITIONAL COST (kiamedia.com)

Kia America collaborates with Electrify America to provide EV6 buyers with 1,000 kilowatt-hours charging at no additional cost - Electrify America NEWSROOM


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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

EV6 was 0.002% (two-tenths of 1 %) of KN sales in December.

Good thing it's not the only EV sold in Korea and using the SMK cherry picking method is not the way here.

 

https://www.just-auto.com/news/south-korean-ev-sales-almost-double-in-january-september/

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They did start earlier than I thought. I had no clue this thing was for sale in August of last year. I know it's only a few months difference but I thought it was "newer" than that.

https://insideevs.com/news/560120/kia-ev6-wholesale-december-2021/

 

But, EVs accounted for 3.2% of Kia's sales last year. That's not too bad. 

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@ccap41 @balthazar @surreal1272

Let's keep this in proper perspective. As ccap41 has posted, Kia EV6 started sales in Korea in August and exports to Europe only then. Limited release of the EV6 First Edition Trim, which Kia has hit their sales numbers for Korea and Europe. They have only recently started the delivery of the 1,500 First Edition Trim EV6 here in the U.S. but have clearly stated that all models will be shipping to dealers throughout the year with the performance GT available late 2022.

As such, we can expect to see their monthly sales numbers for North America, Europe and Korea go up one would expect month after month. The U.S. numbers will go up as they go to North America monthly numbers as Canada gets the EV6 started in Spring. First Edition Launch will happen and then the rest of the model line will show up over the months there. 

One has to wonder how much pressure Kia will put on their dealers to NOT add second adjusted market stickers. I hope Kia follows through on changing allocation depending on how a dealership treats the customer and price charged.

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3 hours ago, balthazar said:

It's 41 grand for a KN; it's already overpriced.

Then it's in great company with literally every other make out there. Every new car and truck is overpriced.

3 hours ago, David said:

One has to wonder how much pressure Kia will put on their dealers to NOT add second adjusted market stickers.

Kia could surprise folks and do that but I wouldn't count on it.

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17 hours ago, balthazar said:

KN niro : $25K
KN niro EV : $40K

KN sorrento : $30K
KN sorrento plug-in : $45K

KN k5 : $24K
KN EV6 (almost identical-sized) : $36K.

It will be interesting to see if the KN demographic supports these price tiers.

Dear SM...I mean Balth: Compare package apples to package apples. Those base model ICE versions do not come with near as much standard equipment as their EV counterparts. This has been addressed before so that is all I am going to say on that. My original point stand. They are ALL overpriced.

17 hours ago, balthazar said:

KN k5 : $24K
KN EV6 (almost identical-sized) : $36K.

But they are not and one has a hatch and one doesn't. It's not even the same platform, never mind the package differences that I just covered.

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