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Currently, more and more car manufacturers around the world are producing electric cars as an alternative to fossil fuel-powered cars – one of the greenhouse gas emissions.

However, electric vehicles in general are still relatively unknown and have many inherent weaknesses that cannot be compared with cars using internal combustion engines, so switching to electric vehicles is still one of the most difficult tasks. confuse users.

Recently, Youtube channel Out Of Spec Reviews posted a video with a duration of about 30 minutes, recording an interview with Emad Zia (living in the US), the owner of a KIA EV6 – his first pure electric car. In this interview, Emad Zia had a frank and honest share that he had in nearly 4 months of owning KIA EV6.

4 months of driving a KIA EV6 electric car about to be sold in Vietnam, the owner of the car is really straight: 1 point is like no - Photo 1.
4 months of driving a KIA EV6 electric car about to be sold in Vietnam, the owner of the car is really straight: 1 point is like no - Photo 2.

Emad Zia and his KIA EV6. Photo: Cut from the video of Out of Spec Reviews / Youtube

At the beginning of the video, Emad Zia introduced the car’s exterior changes to suit his own aesthetic. Because the KIA EV6 has only been sold in the US since February this year, the market has no or very few mod components, so Emad had to use his creativity.

He repainted all the silver details of the car to black, glued the roof of the car with black decals, changed it to 20-inch sporty rims, repainted the brake shackles, added a side skirt and a canopy from the underbody.

4 months of driving a KIA EV6 electric car that is about to be sold in Vietnam, the owner of the car is really straight: 1 point is like no - Photo 3.

KIA EV6 has nearly the same size as Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V.

Talking more about KIA EV6, this is the first all-electric model of the Korean automaker; The car has dimensions of DxRxC (mm) of 4,680 x 1,880 x 1,550 respectively, roughly equivalent to models like Hyundai Tucson or Honda CR-V. The lowest version of the KIA EV6 is sold around the $41,000 mark in international markets.

Do you have any regrets about buying a KIA EV6?

The first notable question surrounding the use of KIA EV6 that Emad received was “Do you have any regrets because you bought KIA EV6, when there will be other electric models on sale in the near future?”. Emad Zia did not hesitate to say that he has no regrets, even compared to other Tesla models. Emad’s wife continued, saying that she had had a few Tesla rides while using Uber, and those experiences made her feel that Tesla was too similar to “national” cars, not much difference.

4 months of driving a KIA EV6 electric car that is about to be sold in Vietnam, the owner of the car is really straight: 1 point is like no - Photo 4.

Emad’s wife feels Tesla’s models are too common, not much different. Photo: Cut from the video of Out of Spec Reviews / Youtube

Emad then shared about his choice, saying that he had considered the Polestar 2 model, but ended up choosing the KIA EV6 because he felt that the standard equipment was slightly better. However, Emad and his wife are considering changing to the KIA EV6 GT version (a high-performance version with 576 hp) when it is officially launched around the end of this year.

In fact, the KIA EV6 can be seen as a close relative of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, as both are built on the same platform. Both these Korean electric car models have been introduced to the market by assemblers in Vietnam; while KIA EV6 was introduced to be sold from the second quarter of 2022, Hyundai Ioniq 5 was imported by Hyundai Thanh Cong to explore the market, not yet specifically about the time of sale in Vietnam.

4 months of driving KIA EV6 electric car about to be sold in Vietnam, the car owner is straight: 1 point is like no - Photo 5.

KIA EV6 at a car launch in Vietnam in October 2021. Photo: Dac Thanh

CHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLES IS INCREDIBLE?

In the later part of the interview, Emad shared about the problem of charging this KIA EV6 model for daily use. He said that he and his wife mostly use it for inner city travel and feel secure about the travel distance, without thinking about whether the destination has a charging station. Emad says he’s been using Wallbox’s home charger, and finds it sufficient for his needs.

The times when he needed to calculate the distance traveled, or find a public charging station in advance only happened when he needed to go far to visit acquaintances. He also did not hesitate to say that there are always controversies about using electric cars, but to him, when it becomes a habit, everything is very normal. Even if you can’t find a public charging station on the road, just bring a portable charger, when you stay overnight at the hotel, plugging it in is enough to continue the next day.

4 months of driving a KIA EV6 electric car about to be sold in Vietnam, the owner of the car is really straight: 1 point is like no - Photo 6.
4 months of driving a KIA EV6 electric car that is about to be sold in Vietnam, the owner of the car is really straight: 1 point is like no - Photo 7.

Emad does not have many problems with regards to charging electric vehicles. Photo: Cut from the video of Out of Spec Reviews / Youtube

A rather surprising information about KIA EV6 is that this model was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records when it moved across the United States with a total charging time of about 7 hours, breaking Tesla’s 13-hour charging record. Of the EV6 versions that KIA has launched on the market, the rear-wheel drive version, using a 77.4kWh battery, is the one with the longest combined road range, up to 500km according to EPA standards. This version is capable of receiving 240kW super fast charging, helping to charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.

1 CHARACTERISTICS HAVE NOT BEEN UNDERSTANDED

Through sharing, it seems that Emad and his wife have had relatively complete experiences with KIA EV6. However, Emad’s experience with KIA EV6 shows that there is one point for improvement, which is about the OTA (Over-the-air Update) remote software update feature. Emad’s friends were surprised to learn that the KIA EV6 could update the software remotely, but for Emad, the OTA on the KIA EV6 is nothing special. He said he once received a letter from KIA, congratulating him because he was now able to remotely update the software for the car.

4 months of driving a KIA EV6 electric car about to be sold in Vietnam, the owner of the car is really straight: 1 point is like no - Photo 8.

Emad has not had a complete experience with the OTA remote update feature. Photo: Cut from the video of Out of Spec Reviews / Youtube

However, he still remembers the time when he downloaded the update weighing up to 3.8gb, instead of the car downloading and installing it, he had to download it to a USB and install it manually. He also mentioned an update to the audio system where he didn’t feel the difference after the update (some other people noticed the difference, but Emad didn’t).

It can be temporarily concluded that the OTA feature has not really promoted its capacity, for example compared to Tesla when there are really changes that make users excited. Emad also hopes that the OTA feature in the future will be more efficient, bringing new experiences.

This view of Emad seems to coincide with what car manufacturers see about OTAs. Many car manufacturers are now overfitting their models with hardware, so that when the software is developed to take advantage of that hardware, they only need to release an update from the manufacturer. far away, so the car will immediately get the new feature without having to do much. However, from the user’s perspective, it can make them feel that the car is not really complete.

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