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New Kia EV6
Kia EV6, seats
Kia EV6, charger

BOUGHT your new electric car and wondering how to pass the time while it charges the battery? Well, you could crank back the seats and take a nap.

That's the suggestion from Kia as it describes the fancy front seats in its new electric EV6, which arrives with UK buyers from October at prices starting at £40,895.

At the touch of a button, the special relaxation seats can lift and recline, optimising posture and body pressure distribution, while allowing occupants to stretch out, read a book, or get some sleep, says Kia.

Combined with 800V fast-charging capabilities that enable a 10-to-80 per cent charge in 18 minutes at some chargers, the new model offers apotential zero-emissions electric driving range ofover316 miles.

Other special touches inside the new EV6 is a cabintrimmed in a range of sustainable materials, from vegan leather trims to seat fabrics and floor carpet made using recycled plastics, equivalent to 100 plastic 500ml water bottles per car.

An integrated charging control unit enables up to 3.6kW of power to be discharged from the vehicle's battery via a simple adapter that turns the exterior charging plug into a power socket. In the UK the adapter will feature a three-pin plug, enabling the EV6 to charge anything from external domestic appliances to other EVs.

Inside the cabin, a handy charging port located under the rear seats allows passengers to charge devices from the vehicle's battery without the need for additional adapters.

The EV6 is designed to tow up to 1,600kg when equipped with the 77.4kWh battery both in RWD and AWD configurations. For customers who opt for the 58kWh battery, the EV6 offers up to 750kg of towing capacity.


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