Kia has announced more details of its new EV6, its first car to be based on the company’s dedicated new platform for battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

It will offer a choice of multiple long-range, zero-emissions powertrain configurations. The 800V charging capability means it can go from 10% to 80% battery charge in just 18 minutes while the GT version can accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 260km/h.

The car is on the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and forms the first part of the brand’s transition to the new era of electrification under the new brand slogan, ‘Movement that inspires’.

“EV6 is the embodiment of the new Kia. It is born to inspire every journey, through bold design, progressive engineering, innovative technologies, and exciting electric performance,” Ho Sung Song, Kia’s president & CEO said.

“EV6 also represents the beginning of Kia’s long-term commitment to sustainable mobility, accelerating the transition not only to clean transportation, but also products, materials and manufacturing.”