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Kia Soul EV

2015 Kia Soul EV at the 2014 Auto Show

Competes Chevrolet Spark EV, Fiat Nissan Leaf, Smart ED

Looks like: A new Kia Soul fewer body openings

An electric motor making 109 hp and 210 of torque, single- speed and 27-kwh lithium-ion battery Kia says range is 80-100

Hits dealerships: Summer limited to coastal states

Kia its first-ever all-electric vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show week, the 2014 Kia Soul EV. off the recently redesigned front-wheel-drive subcompact, the new Soul EV will the growing list of small vehicles on sale primarily in the states in order to comply increasingly stringent zero-emissions that require a percentage of an s sales to bezero-emissions vehicles.

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The new EV doesn t look much from the standard Soul, already received a 2014 inside and out to incorporate cues Kia s popular Track ster car. The main visual between the conventional gasoline-powered car and the EV are in trim — the EV has a blocked-out grille where the charging ports are 16-inch wheels with a borrowed from the Optima and a two-tone paint scheme looks positively Mini Three colors will be white with blue blue with white or silver with white


Although the Soul EV little changed from the Soul, there are some EV- differences in the cabin. Two seat are available: a standard dark with blue stitching or dark gray leather blue piping. Kia has upped the plastic content of the interior as using organic plant- plastics for 19 different interior

Kia s UVO multimedia system is standard, as is and a suite of apps designed for EV operation, which can show like the location of nearby stations. The gauges are replaced by a LED display, which features all of the meters for EV operation, state of and more. The car also features a air conditioning system that the driver to select a number of designed to minimize electrical from the car s battery.

Kia Soul EV

An optional heat pump can be to heat the cabin air based on heat from the vehicle s electronics, and a driver-only setting on the can shut off ventilation to the passenger-side position and the rear positions to heating or cooling on the driver

Under the Hood

The Soul EV is an battery-powered vehicle featuring an 109-horsepower electric motor the front wheels through a gear reduction transmission. The itself is a 27-kilowatt-hour air-cooled pack located under the floor, which will the car about 80-100 miles of in normal use. Kia reports achieved more than 100 under certain conditions, which is not uncommon in such

Recharging happens through one of methods. Full recharge about 24 hours on a standard 120-volt Level 1 outlet and to about five hours on a Level 2 fast charger. A option is a 480-volt DC CHAdeMo charger, typically only at industrial locations or commercial stations, which can recharge the car to 80 percent in just 33 minutes.

The battery pack does somewhat into the cabin, eliminating 3 inches of rear-passenger dropping it from 39 inches to more than 36. The car should get zero-to-60 mph in less than 12 according to Kia, and is limited to a top of 90 mph. Regenerative brakes are and have the ability to recapture up to 12 of the car s energy when coasting or

The regenerative brakes offer selectable modes as well to drivers to customize the response and

Initially, the Soul EV will be in limited markets, including Oregon, New York, New Jersey and These are the states with the EV infrastructure says Kia, and are the markets for EVs. It will in dealerships in those areas summer; pricing has not been

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