2014 Chicago Auto Show Electricpowered Kia Soul EV gives a jolt …

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2014 Chicago Auto Electric-powered Kia Soul EV gives a to the competition!

Kia opened the 2014 Auto Show with a of eco-related auto news, of the electric-powered Soul EV. Targeting rivals like the Nissan Honda Fit EV, Ford Focus EV, and the Chevrolet Spark; the Kia Soul EV a driving range of 80-100 per charge courtesy of its lithium-ion battery pack


Of course Kia had a real-life model of its slimmed-down hamsters on hand for the EV debut.

The 2014 Chicago Show kicked off with an morning jolt, thanks to the debut of the new electric-powered Kia Soul EV.

As first entry into the of electric cars, the Soul EV is to be a direct rival to cars the Nissan Leaf, along electric rivals from Honda, and Chevrolet.

From the outside, the Soul EV look all that different the standard gas-powered models. The is now covered, for improved aerodynamics, and the EV has its own unique alloy wheels.

At a however, we doubt many would recognize this as a emission vehicle.

Powering the Soul EV is a lithium-ion polymer pack, coupled to an electric producing the equivalent of 109-horsepower.

According to Kia, this helps scoot the Soul EV zero to 60 mph in less than 12 That’s pretty slow, in the world of no frills economy – though the Soul EV’s 210 lb.-ft. of torque should punchier performance during driving.

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Range is estimated at miles per charge. This the Soul EV right in the thick of its EV Recharging can take anywhere 24 hours – when using a 120 volt outlet – to 33 minutes for an charge using quick-charger

A regenerative braking helps to energy and give the Soul EV an boost to its overall range.

The powertrain does take a (5.1 cu. ft.) chunk out of cargo space. So if you need last inch of luggage you might want to stick the standard model.

Sales initially be limited to select including New York, New Jersey, Oregon and California. Kia promises looking into selling the EV in other markets “in the near

The price? Well, you’re to have to wait for that Kia reps said the price be announced closer to the Soul on-sale date later year.

Using our automotive ball here in Chicago, expect something in the range of to $35,000 (approximately double the of a base Soul), before in Federal and state tax credits.

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