Kia promotes its EV6 comparing the model with… the Tesla Model Y

Written by Cláudio Afonso |

The Korean automaker KIA launched a new campaign for its fully electric EV6 model comparing it with the best selling Tesla Model Y. In the newsletter, KIA introduces the comparison saying: “How Kia EV6 compares to Tesla Model Y. KIA EV6 goes beyond,” enhancing:

  • Longer range with 339 miles vs 324 miles (AMCI testing certified, KIA says);
  • Lower price ($40,900 before Federal Tax credit);
  • 1,000 kWh of complimentary public charging through Electrify America partnership;
  • Ventilated front seats available;
  • Augmented Reality Head-Up Display

“The KIA EV6 offers available features you can’t find on the Tesla Model Y,2 like an onboard power generator, dual panoramic screen displays,’ and 1,000 kWh of complimentary public charging through Electrify America. See how they stack up side-by-side,” KIA stated.

In 2021, Tesla delivered a total of 911,208 Model 3/ Y vehicles, not disclosing the specific numbers for each model.

The model has been named the 2022 Car of the Year in the prestigious European Car of the Year (COTY) awards by a 61-strong jury consisting of highly respected motoring journalists from 23 European countries, KIA announced earlier this year.

Source: KIA

On February 22th, Kia America and Electrify America announced a partnership to provide Kia EV6 buyers with 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of complimentary EV charging/energy at any Electrify America station across the U.S.  The agreement between the two companies 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.

Written by Cláudio Afonso |