2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show Yahoo Autos

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car At Chicago Auto Show

it electric Soul: Kia took the off its first electric car to be sold in the this morning, officially the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Show.

The Soul EV was one of three Kia featured at the Chicago show. It was alongside the Kia Niro Concept, a subcompact urban utility first shown last at the Frankfurt Motor Show, as as an updated 2014 Kia Optima sedan.

The Kia Soul EV uses an 27-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery mounted under the car’s The lithium-ion cells use a nickel-cobalt-manganese chemistry, for higher energy and a graphite anode for light

The front wheels are driven by an (109-horsepower) liquid-cooled electric that produces 210 lb-ft of The company quotes a 0-to-60-mph time of under 12 seconds, and a top limited to 90 mph.

The regenerative Kia says, is its third generation of a system and can recapture up to 12 percent of the kinetic energy during and braking. Drivers can select four modes: “Brake” higher regeneration than and each setting also with the Eco-Mode switched on, boosting the regenerative effect.

Kia both a Level 2 J-1772 charging port and a CHAdeMO port behind a sliding in the car’s nose. The Soul EV the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi to become the third car sold in the that can take advantage of the DC standard.

While Kia didn’t specify it, the EV appears to have a 3.3-kilowatt charger; the company quotes times for a fully depleted of five hours using 2 charging and up to 24 hours on 120-Volt current. When using quick charging at 50 kW, the pack can be to 80 percent capacity in as little as 33 Kia says.

Kia said it expects range of 80 to 100 miles, but did not make any on the electric range or energy rating it would receive the EPA.

Unique two-tone treatment

changes for the Soul EV include a grille to accommodate the charging color accents in front and fascias, projector-beam headlights, and for both the front positioning and the taillights. The fender badges now say Electric,” and the electric Soul unique 16-inch alloy with ultra-low-rolling-resistance tires.

noticeable are the two-tone color which are unique to the Soul EV. combinations will be offered: White body with Blue roof, Caribbean with Clear White, and Silver with Clear

Kia Soul EV badge

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Inside, the loses a small amount of leg room compared to the gasoline (from 39.1 to 36 inches), Kia says the Soul EV still more rear legroom other “key” electric on the market. Its cargo volume is from 24.2 to 19.1 feet to accommodate the battery fan and portable 120-Volt charging under the load deck.

The Soul comes standard a so-called Virtual Engine System that generates an noise to alert pedestrians at of 12 mph and below, and whenever the car is in reverse.

The 2015 Kia Soul EV will go on between July and September in regions, although Kia said it to offer the vehicle in additional “in the near future” as demand and infrastructure permitted.

Among are California and Oregon, along a handful of Eastern states electric cars are already relatively well: New York, New and Maryland among them.

Kia that Soul EV drivers be able to recharge their at participating Kia dealers at no charge—following lead in that respect. And it has with three different of home charging stations to let choose the unit best to their needs. They are Bosch, and Leviton.

Pricing for the 2015 Kia Soul EV be announced closer to the its on-sale


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