Not everyone wants or needs the EV with the biggest battery and the most range—especially if it means a higher price.
That appears to be what Kia has discovered—with an asterisk—with the EV6. Less than a year after dropping the lower-priced base Light version of the EV6, which was the only model to offer the smaller 58-kwh battery pack, the affordable version is returning on a limited basis, as first discovered Friday by partner site CarsDirect, citing a bulletin sent to dealers.
“Kia is following the market and other sellers such as VW (ID.4) are offering shorter range models in relatively limited volume,” said U.S. product communications manager James Hope to Green Car Reports. “Kia is doing the same in the Western Region only.”
Hope added that customers who don’t require the longer range appreciate the value.
From an environmental standpoint, it’s also a…