Kia EV6 wins US News ‘Best Electric Vehicle’ award for 2022

Kia EV6 wins US News 'Best Electric Vehicle' award for 2022

The Kia EV6 has won American news award for “Best Electric Vehicle” in 2022, beating several worthy competitors.

The 2022 Kia EV6 was named in the publication list of ‘Best Hybrid and Electric Cars’ and has now won several high-profile awards, including the European Car of the Year 2022.

“The EV6 has been hailed as a success since its launch earlier this year and represents an important first step toward Kia’s transformative ‘Plan S’ electrification strategy that will deliver 11 all-new electric models around the world by 2026,” Kia America COO and EVP Steven Center said. “We are honored to receive this recognition from US News, which reinforces the brand’s future direction and leadership in the space.”

The winner of each category in the American news The best hybrid and electric car list beat other competitors in vehicle overall score, starting price, Level 2 charging speed, and EPA fuel economy and range estimates for the 82 different cars considered. A vehicle that won a category had the best combination of quality, value and efficiency in its segment, American news explained

The publication wrote about the Kia EV6:

“Brand new for 2022, the Kia EV6 brings an exciting new design to the growing electric vehicle market. Despite the low and sleek exterior, the EV6 has a spacious interior, not to mention quiet and fast propulsion thanks to the electric powertrain. It also features athletic handling and a luxurious interior. At a base price of $40,900, the EV6 is a versatile vehicle and the winner of our Best Electric SUV 2022 award.”

“We have seen great growth in the electric SUV segment this year and the all-new Kia EV6 is a top choice with a comfortable and attractive interior, as well as a comprehensive range of active safety features,” editor-in-chief of American news Dear cars, said Jim Sharifi. “Perhaps the biggest selling point is the EV6’s exceptional driving range of up to 310 miles.” The car achieved an overall score of 8.5 out of 10.

Kia rolled out its new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with the EV6. Kia says the architecture “ensures the EV6 eliminates the many compromises faced by EVs made on platforms originally designed to accommodate combustion-engined vehicles.” Thanks to Kia technology in the E-GMP, the EV6 has an ultra-fast 800V charging capacity and an all-electric range of over 500 kilometers.

The EV6 is also one of Kia’s most popular cars. Just two months after its appearance in the company’s showrooms, the EV6 saw a 49 percent increase in deliveries in March. More than 3,100 EV6 models were sold during the month, confirming Kia’s best-ever monthly and quarterly performance for its electrified models.

American news full list of winners is available here

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Kia EV6 wins US News ‘Best Electric Vehicle’ award for 2022


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