INTRO: One of the factors that Electronic Vehicles manufacturers are trying to improve in electric vehicles is the charging time of the vehicles. Like other companies, now Kia is also coming to the EV market with some extremely unique claims that its upcoming electric car can charge in less than 20 minutes.
Kia Upcoming Electric Car Charges in Less Than 20 Minutes
We have seen companies like Tesla that have made claims that their new lithium-ion battery tech can charge electronic cars in less than 10 minutes. but, we have not seen it being implemented still in its cars. Now, the South Korean carmakers, Kia Motors has confirmed that they will be launching a new electric car as soon as next year. This car will be exclusively based on the “Imagine” concept that the company showcased at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2019.
Electric-Global Modular Platform Flagship Model
According to the company, this new EV will feature the next-gen charging tech and a brand new platform that is made specifically for Electronic vehicles. Now, the upcoming new electric car from Kia named the Kia CV will be the flagship model of the company that will be using Hyundai’s company-new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that relies on an 800V architecture. This is the platform that will enable the car to recharge in less than 20-minutes time.
Kia Will Use 800V Battery Tech
This E-GMP platform of the Kia electric car is also used in Porsche’s EV car, the Porsche Taycan and the officials from Kia Motors have also confirmed that the Kia CV will be using the same 800V battery tech and will offer a “sub-20-minute recharge time” using a compatible fast-charging network to the car.
The South Korea-based automobile company officials have also confirmed and ensured that the car will deliver “around 300 miles” of range and the car can go from 0-62mph in under 3 seconds, which is quite similar to the Tesla Model S rivaling Taycan. For now we just have to wait and watch for its further details.