Rafa Nadal’s inspiration in full swing
Inspiration comes to us at the most unexpected moments. As we move from place to place and meet different people, we occasionally encounter sudden glimmers of inspiration. Indeed, that’s how our 20-time grand slam champion and tennis legend Rafa Nadal tells his story as Kia’s global ambassador since 2006 – his sources of inspiration, what makes him move forward, and how he creates the waves that inspire the rest of us.
Make Your Move
Great things start with a move
Some people think we need to take huge strides to create change. But this isn’t true. A simple move can make a world of difference. If we all make small steps, we can make a world of difference.
Nadal’s secrets revealed
: where victory comes from
Nadal sees his life as a story of movement, a journey to discover opportunities to learn from
and be inspired by.
The Kia EV6, an ideal companion for Nadal’s journey towards sustainability
The Kia EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) and embodies the company’s new brand belief that ‘movement inspires ideas’. The specially customized EV6 GT-Line was presented to the tennis star at the Rafa Nadal Academy in his Spanish hometown of Manacor, Mallorca. Nadal has decided to take his first step towards fully-electric mobility with this new inspiring model.
Nadal will use the customized EV6 extensively when at home in Spain. He also plans to use the Kia EV6 at major tournaments abroad whenever possible, including the 2022 Australian Open, of which Kia is the Major Partner. Additionally, he announced his interest in switching all vehicles used at the Rafa Nadal Academy and the Rafa Nadal Foundation to EVs in 2022 and beyond.
EV6 Court powered by the eco-
Dubbed ‘EV6 Court’, the handover ceremony was held on a tennis court at the Rafa Nadal Academy. Lighting was powered by Nadal’s new Kia EV6 through the vehicle-to-load (V2L) function. Ensuring a convenient and portable electricity supply for daily life or leisure activities, the V2L function can serve as an emergency power source and a portable generator. In fact, EV6 can supply up to 3.6kW of electricity, which is enough to light up a tennis court.
Kia is proud to welcome Rafa onboard in our movement towards realizing truly sustainable mobility. We believe that his commitment to play his part with the Kia EV6 will convince any doubters that EVs are the way forward for a better future.