The automotive of the 12 months, the Kia EV6, has simply been made out there in a extra reasonably priced model, with a 58 kWh battery. We are going to study what the latter can do within the specific train of lengthy journeys, and see the place it stands in relation to the others.
The Kia EV6 is likely one of the electrical automobiles providing honorable autonomy, with huge guarantees: with the ability to journey simply because of a really quick cost. We are going to subsequently study this intimately utilizing our reference routes, as we did for the Tesla Mannequin 3 Propulsion and the Tesla Mannequin 3 Grande Autonomie.
The principles stay the identical as normal: the beginning is at 100% battery, the end at 20%, and the car should run on the restrict speeds. We are going to recall the traits of the car (autonomy, battery, charging energy) and evaluate them to the truth on the bottom.
By having a look at how the Kia EV6 58kWh’s lengthy journeys go, you can evaluate it to the opposite automobiles we have already confronted on this train, to test which one most closely fits your wants, and which is able to get to you first. good port with the least doable constraints.
Options of the Kia EV6 58 kWh
Freshly out there to order, the Kia EV6 58 kWh has a WLTP vary of 394 kilometres. As you will notice later, don’t think about touring practically 400 kilometers on the motorway with, autonomy melting like snow within the solar when driving at 130 km/h.
If its most charging energy of round 150 kW will not be probably the most spectacular, its charging curve is far more so, with a filling of 10 to 80% battery in 18 minutes in optimum situations, i.e. a median charging energy of 135 kW. That is the large benefit of its battery structure with a voltage of 800 Volts, and that is what offers it a major benefit over different automobiles in the identical vary.
In an effort to plan our reference journeys, we permit ourselves to make use of totally different quick charging networks, in response to which proves to be probably the most sensible between Ionity, Fastned, Totalenergies and the Tesla Superchargers that are open to all.
As normal, A Higher Route Planner is used to plan journeys, with the default reference consumption for the Kia EV6 58 kWh in rear-wheel drive model. Kia’s electrical crossover could have so much to do on this train, provided that its consumption at excessive pace is sort of excessive, and that there are nonetheless sure axes which aren’t very nicely provided with quick charging stations.
Within the curiosity of equity to the varied electrical automobiles on this collection, we begin journeys at 100% battery, contemplating that it’s important to pay for this filling on the common value per kWh in France, presently at 0.17 euros. The 58 kWh battery of the Kia EV6 then represents €9.86. We are going to take this value into consideration when taking inventory of every main journey.
Our two reference journeys are meant to simulate on one aspect a summer season trip, and on the opposite an extended winter journey. Initially, will probably be a matter of connecting Orléans to Arcachon, for a complete of roughly 530 kilometers. We then give attention to the 850 kilometers in winter situations which separate Caen from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
For the summer season route, the parameters proven in A Higher Route Planner are as follows: 25 levels Celsius outdoors temperature, no wind, arrival at a charging station with 10% battery remaining and arrival at vacation spot at 20%. For the winter journey, it is basically the identical, other than the climate, the place we selected a temperature of 0 levels Celsius.
The stability sheet of the totally different routes
Two fees minimal to journey 500 kilometers
The Kia EV6 58 kWh asks the minimal two fees to journey the 510 to 530 kilometers that separate Arcachon from Orléans. The primary choice stays on the freeway from begin to end, and requires three charging stops.
The primary cost is on the Ionity station in Poitiers, 200 kilometers after departure and solely takes 9 minutes. Certainly, charging the Kia EV6 is mostly very quick: going from 14% to 50% battery is finished in lower than 10 minutes, at a value of 14.40 euros.
The second cost of this journey is simply 80 kilometers additional, on the Poitou-Charentes relaxation space, once more at Ionity, for a complete of 21 minutes and a value of 26.80 euros. Lastly, a 13-minute top-up cost at Totalenergies in Saint-André-de-Cubzac is important to reach at your vacation spot with 20% battery. With Totalenergies’ per-minute pricing (0.65 euro per minute), the price of this 24 kWh load quantities to eight.45 euros.
Thus, counting the beginning residence load, the entire value of the summer season journey is 60 euros on this first case. The anticipated common consumption is 234 Wh/km: the entire journey time is 5 hours and half-hour (43 minutes charging, 4 hours and 46 minutes driving).
The opposite risk is to undergo Angoulême and its Tesla Supercharger open to all (27 minutes of charging for twenty-four.13 euros), after charging on the Ionity station in Poitiers as was the case for the motorway journey ( 11 minutes for 18 euros).
Thus, this second choice requires solely 38 minutes of charging in two instances, with a purpose to journey 510 kilometers for a complete journey time of 5 hours and 32 minutes. When it comes to value, it’s decrease than the primary choice with a complete of 52 euros. Consumption additionally, since it’s deliberate at 215 Wh/km.
A winter journey that requires concessions
If the summer season route seen above was not sophisticated in any case, we are going to see that the lengthy winter route linking Caen to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc will not be simple aboard the Kia EV6 58 kWh. 5 recharges are obligatory, however along with that, some parts require the driving force to cut back his pace, in any other case rallying the following charger is not possible.
The affect of the surface temperature appears not negligible within the case of the EV6, since the primary cost at 190 kilometers from the beginning requires to not exceed 110 km/h to adjust to the constraints imposed (arrival of at the very least 10% battery).
Twenty-six minutes of recharging at Totalenergies (16.90 euros) later, course the Aire de la Réserve on the A6, the place an extended cost is required at Ionity earlier than leaving (37 minutes for 35.20 euros). That is the one and solely cost that exceeds half-hour, however regardless of this, care should be taken to not exceed 120 km/h to succeed in the following out there charger on this course of the motorway: the Tesla Supercharger in Beaune.
Solely 11 minutes of charging are obligatory (13 euros) to succeed in the following Ionity station, in Mâcon, the place a big 25-minute cost awaits us (28.80 euros). The final cost of the journey is to be made on the Tesla Supercharger in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois for quarter-hour (16.60 euros), which ought to mean you can arrive in Chamonix with 20% of battery remaining.
In complete, these are nearly two hours of charging that are obligatory, 5 stopsfor a value – together with residence charging – which is near the 120 euros. The journey time together with fees comes to simply ten hours for these 850 kilometres. The estimated consumption is 268 Wh / km, which might correspond to a theoretical autonomy of simply 215 kilometers, clearly removed from the guarantees within the WLTP cycle.
Consumption, value of recharging and vary
We summarize the prices and charging instances (together with residence charging) within the desk beneath. You may visualize as we undergo our examples the place the car you have an interest in is positioned in relation to the others on the same journey.
|Car||Summer time trip value||Summer time trip charging time||Whole summer season journey time|
|Tesla Mannequin 3 Drive||36 – 49 €||31 minutes||5 h 09 min|
|Tesla Mannequin 3 Lengthy Autonomy||31 – 45 €||13 – 25 minutes||4 hrs 56 minutes|
|Kia EV6 58kWh||52 – 60 €||38 – 43 minutes||5 hrs 30 minutes|
|BMW i4||48 – 58 €||22 – 37 minutes||5 hrs 11 minutes|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||72 €||36 minutes||5 hrs 16 minutes|
|Car||Winter journey value||Winter trip charging time||Whole winter journey time|
|Tesla Mannequin 3 Drive||102 €||1 hr 42 minutes||9:16 a.m.|
|Tesla Mannequin 3 Lengthy Autonomy||101.3 €||1 hr 02 minutes||8:27 a.m.|
|Kia EV6 58kWh||120 €||1hr 54mins||9 h 59 min|
|BMW i4||147 €||1 hr 32 minutes||9 h 08 min|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||145 €||1hr 29mins||9:14 a.m.|
The large summer season journey we have now chosen brings a value per 100 kilometers between 10.20 and 11.30 euros, which is near a thermal car consuming about 5 liters per 100 kilometers. This may increasingly appear excessive for an electrical car, however sadly that is the truth of lengthy journeys at the moment, with quick charging costs hovering.
In winter, with 120 euros for 850 kilometers lined, we arrive at a price of 14.10 euros per 100 kilometers, which it’s nevertheless doable to optimize slightly. Certainly, a suggestion similar to Ionity Passport makes it doable to go from the worth of 0.69 euro to 0.35 euro per kWh, however it will require charging at the very least 635 kWh per 12 months for it to be price the fee (i.e. two spherical journeys of roughly 1000 kilometres), in any other case the worth of the subscription (215.88 euros per 12 months) can’t be compensated.
With its small 58 kWh battery, the Kia EV6 is to be in contrast with the Tesla Mannequin 3 Propulsion in our train of lengthy journeys; the American nonetheless manages to do higher than the Korean in each summer season and winter.
Certainly, the place it solely took 31 minutes for the Tesla Mannequin 3 Propulsion and between 36 and 49 euros to journey the 530 kilometers between Orléans and Arcachon, it takes between 38 and 43 minutes for the Kia EV6 58 kWh, with a value located between 52 and 60 euros.
For the winter journey, the conclusion is comparable: 102 euros and 1h42 cost for the Mannequin 3 Propulsion, towards 120 euros and 1h54 cost for the EV6 58 kWh. Regardless of its significantly better charging curve, the Kia EV6 58 kWh doesn’t meet up with its increased consumption and even ranks behind one in every of its largest rivals on lengthy journeys.
It might be doable to optimize charging instances, however most likely not considerably sufficient, by accepting to reach with just a few p.c of battery at every quick charging station. Nevertheless, this suggests taking extra dangers, which is able to typically be tough to simply accept, particularly in winter.
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