- Kia’s upcoming 2021 EV will reportedly have super-fast acceleration comparable to a GT model.
- The car is known internally as the Kia CV, and will likely be a mix of a crossover and a hatchback.
- It is also reported that the car will contain an 800-volt battery pack, allowing battery recharging in just under 20 minutes.
Kia has mentioned that its first all-electric vehicle will come sometime in 2021. Today, we’re learning new details about this crossover. As per Auto Express, the car can easily cap 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds, giving it GT like performance. This also indicates that this company’s first dedicated EV, known internally as the Kia CV, will not go easy on your wallets.
It is said that this vehicle will be based on the E-GMP platform, which is a platform that manufacturers like Huawei are said to be working on as well. Another interesting bit of information coming through is that this EV will apparently have an 800-volt battery system that can theoretically charge the car in less than 20 minutes.
There’s no information available on the capacity of the battery pack used by Kia in this upcoming crossover EV, although older reports have mentioned that it may have an electric range of around 300 miles. The concern with this new battery system will be finding compatible fast charging outlets around the U.S. Though there are multiple fast-charging outlets coming up now, the best bet for an 800-volt EV is the 350 kW fast chargers located around the U.S.
It’s worth mentioning that the Porsche Taycan also uses an 800-volt battery system, and is shown to be compatible with 350 kW fast charging terminals. A majority of the current EVs have 400-volt batteries, so this will certainly be a big step up for the market, although not particularly new.
Based on the Hyundai 45 leak from not too long ago, one can ascertain that this upcoming 2021 Kia EV will bear the same design. So we’re expecting to see a design that offers a bridge between a crossover and a hatchback.
Via: Auto Express