April 7, 2022 – Extensive real-world testing by Kia reveals how your choice of music can directly affect electric car battery range. Using a leading authority in psychoacoustics and sound science, Kia discovered which genres of music make for maximum EV miles.
With a variety of categories ranging from up-tempo pop to classical, Kia has uncovered a genre of music that can make EV drivers four times more efficient. The study was overseen by Dr Duncan Williams, a lecturer at the University of Salford, and saw participants wearing a device to record biometric measurements.
The playlist included Kanye West, Adele and Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No. 9 in D Minor’. In fact, Beethoven produced the most efficient driving of all from the test participants. Despite accounting for 32.5 percent of the playlist, only 7.7 percent of the EV6’s battery range was used while listening to the choral symphony.