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2015 Kia Soul EV debuts at Auto Show

Power is to the front wheels via a 109-horsepower motor. Kia says 0 to 60 mph takes than 12 seconds (a leisurely and the top speed is 90 mph. (Michael / Chicago Tribune)

Feb. 11, 3:01 p.m.

By Kirk and Special to the Tribune

The Kia Soul may like a hipster’s car, but a redesign gave it grown-up on the inside, and at the Chicago Auto Kia showed the car’s green by taking the wraps off the 2015 EV.

Powered by a 27 kWh lithium polymer the Soul EV is the first battery vehicle from the South manufacturer. Kia says it will a range of 80 to 100 miles. A sliding in the front grille opens to let plug in to 120- or 240-volt as well as a CHAdeMO fast-charging


Charging times are up to 24 hours on a outlet and just five on a 240-volt outlet. Kia also an 80-percent charge can be achieved in 33 with a 50kW fast

Future models can easily be with the Combo Coupler, or fast-charging standard if that is consumers demand, says Hedrick, VP of Product Planning for

Kia Soul EV

Power is transferred to the front via a 109-horsepower electric motor. Kia 0 to 60 mph takes less than 12 (a leisurely pace) and the top speed is 90

The battery is located beneath the which enables the Soul EV to 91 percent interior capacity of the gas which is impressive for a pure The battery’s low center of gravity and cross bracing should in a minor improvement in handling. The the battery takes up does in 3.1 fewer inches of rear and 5.1 fewer cubic feet of cargo space.

Inside, the Soul EV gets trim, bio-based plastics from cellulose and sugar and environmentally friendly paint on the surround. In total, 23 different parts use eco-friendly materials. The will come standard a rearview camera, Bluetooth and UVO EV services with embedded from the Verizon network.

The EV will be offered in three colors with a contrasting on the floating roof. The car also a unique front fascia a larger solid grille, accent trim, LED taillights, and white-faced 16-inch alloy that ride on low rolling tires.

When the Kia Soul EV goes on in the third quarter of this it will initially be offered in and Oregon, then in early it will be offered in New York, New and Maryland. According to Kia, are the largest EV markets with the EV infrastructure.

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