Kia EV6 given CO2 footprint certification for raw material use

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The Kia EV6 has achieved product carbon footprint certification and "Carbon Measured" label from Carbon Trust. The latter is a global climate change and sustainability consultancy, while Kia is now the first Korean vehicle manufacturer to achieve the certificate.

Total greenhouse gas emissions for the EV6 were measured using the PAS2050 Standards as part of the Carbon Trust’s robust product assessment. This covers emissions from the extraction of raw materials through to the end-of-life of the product and is measured in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).

The Carbon Trust "Carbon Measured" label validates the accuracy of these measurements and provides customers with independently reviewed information about the carbon impact of their purchase.

The Plan S strategy puts electrification at the forefront of the company's future, and sets the foundations for a full product lineup featuring 11 new battery electric vehicles by 2026, with the EV6 being the first model to be launched under this new strategy. 

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Kia said it has given every consideration to ensuring that EV6 provides more than just zero emissions mobility, measuring and reducing its carbon footprint throughout the vehicle's lifecycle. That was done through the acquisition of raw materials, procurement and transportation of parts, vehicle assembly, distribution, use, and end-of-life recycling.

Based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the EV6 offers class-leading interior space, and 800V ultra-fast charging. 

A range of eco-friendly materials have been introduced to EV6 including PET recycled plastics, floor mats and seat coverings meaning one model contains the equivalent of 107 500ml PET bottles.

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As a global climate change and sustainability consultancy, Carbon Trust advises businesses on their opportunities in a sustainable, low-carbon world. It measures and certifies the environmental footprint of organizations, supply chains, and products.

The EV6 is powered by two battery options, 58.0kWh and 77.4kWh, both using an energy-dense nickel-cobalt-manganese battery pack. The crossover can be optioned with rear- or all-wheel drive. 

RWD cars will be fitted with a 58.0kWh battery and a 160kW rear motor to net 167hp, while a 77.4 kWh battery with a the same rear motor will produce the 218hp. On the other hand, AWD EV6s will have a 70kW and an 160kW motor front and back, respectively, that combine with a 77.4kWh battery to yield 313hp.

An upcoming GT version will run on a 77.4kWh battery, a 160kW front motor, and a 270kW rear one, that all work together for a 576hp output.

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