Kia’s EV9 is Bigger and Easier Than Ever

Kia ev9 battery size stoked about its new big electric SUV, and with good reason. It’s one of the largest, most efficient EVs on the market and offers plenty of room for people and stuff inside. It’s also backed by one of the best warranties in the business, seven years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first) that covers both the powertrain and battery pack.

Built on the Hyundai/Genesis/Kia E-GMP EV-only platform, the EV9 is available in long-range rear-drive Light and dual-motor Wind and Land variants with either a 58 or 99.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack. Both are rated at an EPA-estimated 349 miles in the former and 313 miles in the latter. The top GT-Line model, which I drove recently, makes use of the larger battery and is rated at 516 lb-ft of torque with a claimed 0-60 time of 8.8 seconds

Kia EV9 Battery Size: Key Specifications.

If you don’t care about eye-watering acceleration, the less expensive single-motor EV9 can still hit 223 miles thanks to its smaller 76.1-kilowatt-hour pack. That pack has a higher voltage, which Kia says translates to a faster recharge rate. The EV9 can recharge from 10 to 80 percent in just 24 minutes when hooked up to a 210-kilowatt DC fast charger, though you won’t find many of those on the road right now.

Kia is also offering a pair of over-the-air software updates that will improve EV9 performance, including reducing drag and improving fuel efficiency. It’s the kind of thing that can’t be offered on a Tesla, but will help make the EV9 an even more compelling choice for those who want to go electric without breaking the bank.

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