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Kia EV6 running costs & insurance

Slightly higher insurance groupings than rivals are the only real minus point here

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService intervalAnnual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
34-457yrs/100,000 milesTBCFrom £177/£353

Like all electric cars, the Kia EV6 will be significantly cheaper to run than any petrol or diesel-engined equivalent – usually by enough to cancel out any initial list-price difference. One area to keep an eye on is insurance premiums, as the Kia sits in higher groups than several of its immediate rivals, but overall this should be a very cost-effective car to run.

Kia EV6 insurance group

The Kia EV6's slightly sportier nature than its Hyundai Ioniq 5 sister car is evident in slightly higher insurance groupings: 34 to 45, depending on spec, as opposed to 30 to 41 for the Hyundai. That's also slightly higher than the groups 33 to 40 ratings for the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Audi Q4 e-tron's groups 25 to 39.

Warranty

Kia has long been an industry leader when it comes to manufacturer warranty cover and that hasn't changed with its move into the fully electric world. The EV6 comes with the same excellent seven-year/100,000-mile guarantee that all the Korean brand's cars leave the showroom with, although MG is nipping at its heels with a seven-year/80,000-mile cover package on its (admittedly cheaper and less high-tech) electric models. If you’re planning to keep your car for a long time, the Toyota bZ4X and its 10-year/100,000-mile warranty is the new class leader.

Servicing

Kia has yet to confirm service intervals for the EV6, but in common with all of the brand's zero-emissions models, they should be longer than you'd expect for a combustion-engined car and routine maintenance should be cheaper, too.

Road tax

The Kia EV6 is, like all fully zero-emissions vehicles, zero-rated for road tax (VED) in the UK at present. That could change in the future as more and more electric cars hit the roads, but for now it's one less ongoing bill to worry about. Zero-emissions status also means exemption from the London Congestion Charge until 2025, as well as from other low and zero-emissions zones that are popping up around the country.

Depreciation

According to June 2022 data from CDL Vehicle Information Services (CDL VIS), the Kia EV6 should be worth close to 56% of its new value after three years or 36,000 miles on the road.

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