KIA EV6: Technikwunder mit 800V Ladetechnik & bis zu 585PS!

In German, but shows highlights

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I think I like this, probably outta my price though. Some of the new cars coming through are really nice.

Hyundai/Kia are producing some cutting edge models/technology which is leapfrogging others. 400V traction batteries are just so old fashioned now.


BYD better than most?
Blade battery revolution -
$96 / KW, far lighter, far safer, better energy density, better charge performance, greater longevity / deep charges
SUVs that weigh similar to ICE not EV
Export prices sub £20k via Nexport in RHD
Better in every way?
Controversial? …One tries ;

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that is why Apple are in cahoots with them for the Apple car… can’t wait to see what is going to be like lol

If Apple are involved with a car it will be full of software bugs and like the iPhone as boring as hell… and you will need to buy a new one every year to keep up with them

Thank goodness its not Microsoft then as it will constantly have a BSOD event and as many of you might have seen in days gone bye…

  1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

  2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

  3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue.

For some reason you would simply accept this.

  1. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

  2. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.

  3. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single “This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation” warning light.

  4. The airbag system would ask “Are you sure?” before deploying.

  5. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

  6. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

  7. You’d have to press the “Start” button to turn the engine off."



I don’t want either… And it applies to all Operating Systems… and the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Oracle… etc


and should have a test drive of one of these next week too.


Kia have been doing an EV6 launch week (for dealerships I expect) as they pretty much all have got a demo car now.
Some pics of the launch event from twitter…


Do you don’t want an OS on anything you use?

Ahh take me back to UNIX servers, ascii green screen monitors or wyse terminals no rodents on the desk. Dot matrix printers, 5.25 inch floppy’s etc etc. Good old days in the 80’s (well probably more bad than good).:older_man:


I can go a bit further with core memory 8K stacks HP2100, huge disk platters that stored a whole 5MB - HP7900, paper tape readers, bootstraps, punch cards, and Fortran, cobol, etc. I worked at Hewlett-Packard and remember fixing a load of systems with this stuff embedded in them that tested/supported ‘Harpoon’ missile systems etc. along with other aerospace systems.
Just searched on the HP7900 as I still remember loads of model numbers…

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I remember the HP 7000 series. We had those in London Transport used for early Route scheduling attempts and automated garage accounting processes.

Did you ever use VI editors? We called it Vomit inducing.:older_man: