Those are all-electric cousins – both based on the same E-GMP platform, but completely different in terms of design style. The Ioniq 5 is quite angular, while the EV6 appears to be more streamlined.
A really nice sight. Soon we will probably see the third Musketeer – Genesis’s first all-electric car that will complete the strong lineup from the South Korean manufacturer.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 (left) and Kia EV6 (right)
The E-pit video shows us also a few data points – charging power at certain State of Charge (SOC) – about fast charging the 800 V battery packs.
- 36% SOC: 185 kW
- 37% SOC: 191 kW
- 51% SOC: 219 kW
- 52% SOC: 218 kW
Those are all strong results, especially considering the battery packs of 72.6 kWh (or 58 kWh) in the case of Hyundai Ioniq 5 and 77.4 kWh (or 58.0 kWh) in the case of Kia EV6.
Assuming the charging power is for the larger battery pack, the C-rate is pretty high, at 2.8-3.
Both, Hyundai and Kia said that as long as there is a high-power 800 V ultra-fast charger, the cars should be able to recharge from 10 to 80% of SOC in just 18 minutes. That’s one of the best specs on the market.
How well it will work in the real world and especially at the more common 400 V chargers, only the time will tell.