08/30/22 ID: 19347

BOSTON, Mass., August 30, 2022— The Kia EV6 received the 2022 Winter Vehicle Award for Best Electric Vehicle from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). The EV6 was recognized for its all-around engineering excellence and durability in the harshest climatic conditions by the journalist guild representing internet, radio, television, newspapers, and magazines from the New England region.

“Kia’s new logo sums up its new EV6,” said Clifford Atiyeh, Vice President, NEMPA. “It’s a clean-sheet design that lives in the present and promises an exciting future. The EV6 is a fast electric car that looks like a spaceship, but it’s also practical for all seasons. Kia’s Winter Mode helps maintain the battery’s performance in cold weather while the heat pump is more efficient than resistive heaters. The all-wheel drive system varies torque almost instantly. These features are critical for New England drivers who need to maximize range and performance in the coldest conditions.”

The EV6 earned the award following extensive, year-round product testing by seasoned NEMPA members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Following days of testing in October and February, including a multi-vehicle test, NEMPA members vote to determine the winners in each category.

The EV6 continues to rise in popularity. To date, more than 14,000 EV6 models have been sold throughout the United States, including 1,716 vehicles sold in July 2022, contributing to 86-percent year-over-year growth in sales of Kia’s electrified vehicles. The EV6 delivers jaw-dropping performance, ultra-fast DC charging, vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, and a flat-floor interior that utilizes sustainable-friendly materials throughout the cabin. The EV6 offers a wide array of advanced driver assistance systems, adding an unprecedented level of connectivity and safety, as well as Kia’s latest-generation energy-efficient heat pump, which scavenges waste heat from the car’s coolant system.

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New England Motor Press Association

The New England Motor Press Association is a united guild of more than 50 working journalists in six states and a committed partner to every major automaker. NEMPA members, who live among the most densely populated and diverse markets in the country, deliver trusted content to millions of car shoppers in New England and nationally on the internet, radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. For 35 years, NEMPA has supported the automotive industry with access to vetted, ever-expanding media outlets, exclusive events, and awards that reflect the group’s rigorous vehicle testing and constant recognition of the people making it all possible. For more information, please visit

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