Kia EV6 Sets Guinness World Record
The Kia EV6 has set a new Guinness World Record by driving across the United States with the shortest amount of charging time of any electric vehicle.
The EV6 made history by traveling 2,880.5 miles (4635.7 km) from New York City to Los Angeles over 7 days, and was only plugged in for 7 hours, 10 minutes and 1 second, beating the previous record set by Tesla at 12 hours, 48 minutes and 19 seconds.
Commenting on the achievement, Russell Wager, vice president marketing at Kia America said:
“The EV6’s record-setting run is the latest signal that Kia will be a leader in the popularization of electric vehicles. 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.”
The EV6 is the first model to be launched under Kia’s Plan S strategy which puts electrification at the forefront of the company’s future. Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle has also achieved product carbon footprint certification and ‘Carbon Measured’ label from the global climate change and sustainability consultancy the Carbon Trust, becoming the first Korean vehicle manufacturer to achieve the certificate.