s, the anticipation and the excitement are going through the roof, and there are many reasons to be excited about it, including its newly released lower than expected price and the outstanding Epa published range, however, there also exists a gloomy forecast of supply issues similar to what we are currently experiencing with the ionic 5.. In this issue, we will explore the reasons why the kia ev6 may be one of the best electric cars to be introduced in the ev history and find out what to expect when its finally released in the us and canada. After a long wait as the waiting can be even longer after the official release so before we go on, we highly appreciate your support by subscribing and turning on the notification bell. If you havent already and please dont, forget to like comment and vote on the question. Thats presented at the end of the video, the first reason to be excited about the ev6 is the price. With the impending release. Just around the corner, kia has officially announced the price for the us and its far lower than what has been expected with the most basic rear wheel, drive standard range model starting from 40 900, a tad more than the ionic 5 counterpart, but less than 45 000. Originally anticipated and certainly a lot less than competitors such as tesla model y, which now starts from 60 990, as only the long range version is now available. The equivalent horsepower dual motor, all wheel, drive 77.

4 kilowatt hours. Battery long range version of the ev6 will sell for 10 000 less than the tesla model y at 50 900, which represents an incredible value if you prefer the model that would give you the longest range. The 225 horsepower single motor rear wheel, drive long range model with the same battery will set you back forty seven thousand dollars the standard range model with a 58 kilowatt hours. Battery will only come as a single motor rear wheel drive configuration with 168 horsepower, which has the msrp of forty thousand nine hundred dollars as mentioned, but can be reduced to thirty three thousand four hundred dollars after the seven thousand five hundred dollars federal vehicle tax credit. This makes the ev6 one of the best priced evs in the market for models that have a range that exceeds 300 miles, which brings us to the topic of the second reason. The range recently epa has released its official range certification for the ev6 and its also far greater than it was expected at 310 miles. It even exceeds the ionic 5s epa figure of 303 miles, which was tested earlier, even though the platform sharing ionic 5 has the same battery and drivetrain, despite the fact that the ev6 actually weighs more by nearly 200 pounds. This is thanks to improved efficiency. That engineers were able to implement into the ev6 since the introduction of the ionic 5, which has been released a few months earlier, and we expect that the range would increase even further at later date, with products like ionix 6 to be released in the summer.

The ev6 drives farther than its competitions, like nearly identically priced vwi, d4, with an only 260 mile range and even beats out 300 miles fordmaki, which has a higher starting price, its a bit shorter than the tesla model. Why long range is 330 miles that cost 14 000 more, but knowing that hyundai kia evs tend to fare a lot better than the epa range, certainly make it promising, with reports of the equivalent ionic 5 attaining up to 600 kilometers or 373 miles in real range. Also hyundai motor group evs, with their innovative heat pumps, are also known to perform better than competitors such as tesla in cold temperatures as well, and with the addition of the battery preconditioning feature, the charging speed would not suffer greatly either. The third reason why ev6 might be the best ev that you can buy is its amazing charging speed like the other egmp based evs. The ultra fast charging. Speed of the ev6 is obviously the greatest strength of the 800 volt charging architecture based ev6, with its blazingly fast 18 minute charging time of 10 to 80 compared to 30 minutes to one hour for the competition. Fourth and the last reason, but maybe the most important reason is its availability as kias. First, ever dedicated electric vehicle will be available in all 50 states, unlike the ioniq 5, which is currently available in a select few states, consisting mostly of the carbs f states, with a few more scattered around also kia dealers are well equipped and trained to handle the Servicing of ev6 as kia is more experienced in evs with years of a head start over hyundai, with the introduction of soul eevee in 2014, compared to hyundais introduction of the original ionic ev hatchback in 2017.

, 725 of kias 776. Us dealers are ev certified, meaning they are fully trained and equipped to service evs, as well as having no less than four level two chargers within the premise. However, this doesnt necessarily mean that all kia dealers will be fully stocked with the ev6s when its finally released. Unfortunately, if you are not one of the lucky first 1500 people that have reserved the ev6 first edition back in june of 2021, you might be in for a long wait. The first edition ev6, which retailed for 58 500 with a long range 77.4 kilowatt hours, battery and 320 horsepower all wheel, drive power. Electric system was sold out in a matter of hours, but it was available to the public back in june 2021 and after the initial release, the weight on the production of a highly desirable korean made evs could be incredibly long. Unfortunately, according to sources in korea, the estimated wait time is now an incredible 13 months until you can get your hands on the car. If you were to place an order right now, this is mainly attributed to the chip shortage problem as its lasting longer than it was originally expected, and fact that the state of the art evs, like the ev6, require up to 500 semiconductor chips to produce compared to Only 200 required for the conventional ice vehicles, in particular its reported that hyundais inventory of mosfet chips that control electricity flow and are more needed in the production of electric cars, are at a critical level adding to the production problem even further.

Until now, the supply problem was mainly attributed to the more commonly used mcu or microcontrol unit, but as the demand for the evs increased exponentially, the semiconductor crisis is taking a turn for the worse to resolve. This problem. Hyundai has recently created a new department that oversees procurement of all semiconductors used in its vehicles by amalgamating independent chip purchasing activities that were taking place at the sub department levels. Hyundai hopes that this reorganization will create synergy by maintaining a better long term chip strategy and gaining greater purchasing power. One of the new action plans is to work with other automotive manufacturers, as well as the electronics industry, to operate a swap program that shares surplus chips between companies. Although experts expect that the automotive chip supply problem will be resolved by 2023, the future is uncertain, as the chips that are used in automobiles are not exclusive to cars or evs, but are used by all industries such as electronics and high tech companies, like smartphone manufacturers And therefore hard to predict the overall demand. This is the reason why the new semiconductor department of hyundai is also considering producing its own chips through its semiconductor development, subsidiary called autron for more detailed information on hyundais plan for chip and battery manufacturing. Please refer to our feature, video, which also talks about the strategic partnership with its archival samsung. The long and the short of it is that until the chip supply issue is resolved, the long wait for the ev6 will continue.

However, another option might be to consider alternatives. One example is the upcoming all new neuro ev, which is going into production in april 2022, with the expected arrival in the us later on in the year. The latest nero ev offers just about every feature in the ev6, including the stylish interior thats, near duplicate of the ev6s, all at a lower price and more practical boxier shape its based on the latest third generation platform known for its strength and lightness. So you know that it will be more nimble and fun to drive than the model that it replaces, while maintaining the excellent power electric system thats rated at 201 horsepower and powered by the 64 kilowatt hours battery. That offers 2′ mile epa range or real range of up to 300 miles, which makes it actually more powerful and longer driving than the equivalent standard range ev6, with only 168 horsepower and 58 kilowatt hours. That renders 232 miles of epa range as a non egmp, ev and thus less publicized model. The all new, nero ev will attract far less attention and therefore should be more readily available to purchase, as is the case with the current nero ev, which still tops the sales chart in europe as one of the best selling electric vehicles in the countries. Like the uk so reserve your copy of the upcoming nero eevee now, as the words may get out as to how great the car is, in fact in korea, kia has closed reservations on this years.

Allotment of approximately 20 000 units within three hours of opening the system when nero ev is released in the us. At the end of the year 2022, the estimated starting price will be 42 000, which would put it right in between the standard range and the long range ev6s for more information on the upcoming nero. Please check out our feature, video on the subject. As for the end of the video question, after seeing this episode, would you consider buying alternative products such as the nero ev instead of the ev6 or wait for the real deal? Please vote and share your views by clicking on the link in the comment section below or in the description thanks for watching, auto vision, your best source for the fastest korean car news and rumors dont forget to comment like subscribe and click on the notification bell. As not to miss any of our new videos, it would help the channel greatly if you could view our videos as soon as they are uploaded and watch them all the way until the end, which would help to reach more people also to support our channel even Further, please join our membership and enjoy the exclusive content and preview of the upcoming episodes. Finally, dont forget to join our forum and share your passion for korean cars. At koreancarnews.com. See you next time with the latest korean car. I news youre scared.