The moose test simulates an emergency lane change manoeuvre at high speeds
The Kia managed speeds of up to 78 km/h in the tests
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo only managed 77 km/h, but the Tesla Model Y reached 82 km/h
The Kia EV6 recently endured the demanding moose test and the results have been quite favorable, as it did better than many EVs with sporting pretentions.
The test was conducted in Spain by km77 and the vehicle used was a 2021 Kia EV6 GT-line equipped with a 77kWh battery, rear-wheel drive and 20-inch wheels.
The moose test consists of an emergency lane change manoeuvre performed at the highest speed possible without hitting any of the cones that simulate the lanes and the obstacle.
This test is supposed to recreate the conditions the vehicle has to endure if the driver has to suddenly avoid a large object, such as a moose, on a highway.
The drivers enter the test at 77 km/h (47.8 mph) and if the vehicle is successful, they increase the speed until it is impossible to maintain control or to avoid all of the cones.
The Kia EV6 managed to reach 78 km/h (48.5 mph), which places it in the upper echelon of electric vehicles, besting many competitors that have serious sporting pretentions.
For example, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo completed the exercise at 77 km/h and the Volkswagen ID.4, the EV6’s main competitor, only managed to stay clear of cones at 73 km/h (45.4 mph).
Tesla still remains the best performer, however, with the Model Y completing the exercise at 82 km/h (51 mph) and the smaller Model 3 reaching 88 km/h (55 mph).
This is good new for Kia, since the EV6 can favorably compare on the handling front with many vehicles that have much more impressive reputations and that cost a lot more to buy.
Source: km77.com (Youtube.com)