Kia EV6 tackles the Moose Test

The folks over at have performed yet another Moose Test with another new electric vehicle (EV) about to hit the market in North America, the Kia EV6.

The test gauges how well a vehicle can miss a suddenly appearing obstacle on the road – like a moose. In previous rounds we have seen the Model Y ace the test, while the Ford Mustang Mach-E had less than stellar results.

Through a series of high speed runs, the RWD EV6 was able to achieve a top speed of 78km/h (48mph) while still being able to maintain control through the cones, an impressive result for the electric SUV.

How impressive? That is 10km/h better than the Mach-E was able to achieve, but not quite enough to beat the Model Y Performance which clocked a top speed of 83km/h (52mph).

The test driver said that he felt safe and the EV6 “responded accurately to the steering inputs.” He did however note that the best result was achieved with the regenerative braking set to 2 (out of 4 settings).

This made the car respond more like an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle, which he said contributed to the success.

You can watch the full test below.


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