2015 Kia Soul EV Launched In Chicago Kia 2014 Kia News

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2015 Kia Soul EV Launched In

Kia has officially unveiled the all-electric EV at the Chicago Auto Show!

was the first full look at the car is expected to hit the US showrooms sometime in the quarter.

The 2015 Kia Soul EV only be available in limited reserved for those that have a solid EV infrastructure in

That means it will in California, Oregon, New York, New and Maryland to begin with.

is sure to come, but Kia will do so when the infrastructure required the demand for the car. As of yet there is no for the EV.

Soul Electric Vehicle 100 Mile Driving Range

One of the concerns for EV consumers has been the The use of a highly energy-dense lithium-ion battery in the EV reduces those

The 27kWh, air-cooled battery is under the floor and is expected to a driving range in the region of miles on a full charge .

were even some during the internal testing the car crossed the 100-mile mark .

The itself has been engineered to be have a high capacity, and a level of thermal stability. The is increased thanks to a nickel-cobalt-manganese while a graphite-based anode with durability and weight

The thermal stability and safety of the car get a via a gel electrolyte and a ceramic separator for cell.

Regenerative Braking

The braking system that has put in place helps the car capture the energy of the vehicle, with as as 12% of the energy captured and fed back to the while the Soul EV 2015 is at speed.

There are 4 different regeneration to choose from: when the is set to “Off,” there is the choice of and “Brake.” With the Eco-mode to “On,” the same choices are with more power in this particular mode.

Times Of New Kia Soul EV

It’s easy to charge the Soul EV, as it can be into any 120v outlet or EV charger.

Two charging ports are including a SAE J1772 port for 1 and Level 2 AC, and a CHAdeMo DC fast-charging (480v).

Both of the ports are located behind a sliding located in the front grille. The access of the ports gives the more freedom to charge whether at home or on the road.

The it takes to fully charge an battery is dependent on the outlet used.

While it generally a full day to charge on a standard outlet, using the 240v will have it charged in 5

The charge can get as high as 80% in as little as 33 with a 50kW-output charger.

EV owners have three options when it comes to the they choose, as Kia has partnered Bosch, Leviton, and AeroVironment. also have the option of to the Kia retailer where they their EV in the first place.

Drivetrain Specifications

The EV is a front drive that gets its from an 81.4 kW, 109-hp motor that kicks out a impressive 210 lb.-ft. of torque.

Kia found a way to reduce the whine many electric vehicles to have, which they by using multi-layer magnets, also help improve

A single-speed constant-ratio gear power to the front wheels.

The top of new Kia Soul EV is expected to be around 90 with acceleration set at 0-60 mph in 12 seconds.

The positioning of the battery the floor lends a real of stability that really with the ride and handling of the In order for the battery to sit where it cross bracing has been that delivers a 5.9% in torsional rigidity over the Soul model.

The fact there is no engine noise, with the sound-proofing materials to build the EV mean a very ride.

The quietness of the ride be a problem for pedestrians where it not for the of a Virtual Engine Sound that delivers “engine while the car is in reverse or being at speeds below 12 mph.

The that the battery is not intrusive that the interior is roomier you might expect.

The flat of the battery and its placement beneath the results in a slight 3.1-inch leg differential in back when to the traditional Soul.

That it is still much roomier any other EV car currently on the market.

in back will still the same shoulder and hip room they would have in the gas-powered Soul, meaning this electric car is the most in the segment.

There is a slight in rear cargo space the placement of the battery and cooling

All told, the cargo space has reduced by 5.1 cubic feet to a of 19.1 cubic feet.


Soul EV Styling Changes

The great exterior design is over to the EV, including elements as the “floating” roof to the greenhouse make you imagine the car is sporting a of wraparound sunglasses.

When the car is initially released, it come in only three exterior color options: White with Electronic roof, Caribbean Blue body with Clear roof, and Bright Silver Clear White roof.

The paint scheme was pulled the Track’ster concept and will be exclusive to the EV.

A larger grill is on the front fascia to help the charging ports. Other to the exterior include color trims on the front and rear as well as LED tail lights and lamps, and projector headlights.

The EV also gets cool new Electric” badges, as well as a set of alloy wheels that with Super Low Rolling tires that deliver 10% resistance than the traditional low tires, all of which adds up to range.

One of the critically acclaimed of the second generation Soul was the interior and reduced levels of both of which will over to the Soul EV. That features a circular theme is truly aesthetically pleasing.

One way the EV differentiates itself from the gas is with the use of white accent on the center console, door, and panels. The cool touch a feeling of modern styling in the

UL have issued their ever automotive environmental validation to Kia for their use of bio-based with almost 11 pounds of organic content used in the plastic. Among the highlights in area is the use of BTX-free pain on the audio system surround, console, and vent bezel.

Kia Soul EV

and sugar cane are where of the bio-based plastics are derived for use in the cabin in a number of different All told, 19 different interior of the Soul EV use these types of once again making it a in the segment.

As well as the bio-based materials, are also a number of antibacterial used to add a clean finish to the most notably on the gear and some of the instrument controls.

materials are found in a total of 23 parts, once again the Soul EV the top spot in that of the electronic vehicle segment.

The colors used are a perfect to the colors found on the exterior of the A pair of different materials be offered for the seating, with cloth or optional leather the Each of the options come in with blue stitching or depending on the material used.

The stitching carries over to the wheel and center console

The Soul EV comes with an list of standard equipment, hands free Bluetooth, Rear Camera Display, control, 6.6kW on-board and an exclusive HVAC system uses minimal energy to extend driving range.

It a fact that the AC can use up a great of the energy in an electric car, but is not the case with thee in the Soul EV.

Four different are used to deliver AC comfort, also minimizing the amount of used: an available heat individual ventilation, scheduled and air intake control.

The cabin air is with a little help the surplus heat pulled the electrical systems of the car. to “Driver Only” mode airflow being sent to any areas of the car, keeping it focused on the driver’s seat

This reduces the amount of required to keep the cabin at a temperature.

Ventilation can also be so that the car is either ore-heated or in the passenger compartment while it is in to the charger. By using recirculated air, the amount of energy is again reduced.

The Soul EV be the first in the Kia lineup to make use of Light Emitting Diode technology. The OLED technology that energy consumption is low and very little heat is which is a great combination for an car.

A 3.5-inch OLED is the highlight of the instrument cluster, and vital information about the and performance of the battery, including time, battery efficiency, ECO level, and more.

The screen displays a 3-stage alert for the of Charge (SOC), which the driver to see how much charge is and when the car needs to be plugged in for

The UVO eServices system comes for the first five years of This system used in the EV a little further than the and infotainment information delivers in the Soul.

The UVO eServices system is by the Verizon network and can be connected to via a app.

This can be used to get information about the car, as as delivering navigation and a host of features that have specifically put together with the EV in mind, which includes the status of the car while it is in motion.

The also provides crucial about the status of the battery, how much longer till a is required and the distance to the nearest station.

Owners that the app installed can also control the within the cabin remotely, as as setting up charging times and all of which can be preset.

One of the advantages of presetting the temperature in is reducing the amount of energy from the battery once it has unhooked from the charger. The UVO will let the driver know how they are doing in regards of on the environment.

New for the Soul EV UVO eServices is the ability to download apps can then be found on the 8-inch screen navigation system. One of the available is Yelp, which is a tool that allows to locate dining, shopping, and in the area.

Another great app to the Soul electric vehicle owners is which allows them to to live radio or create own commercial free stations play nothing but the music they love.

Soundhound is great app that helps the recognize songs that are being played, displaying cover art, and a ton of other in the process.

On top of all that, the 2015 Kia also comes with a complimentary subscription to SiriusXM radio and all the incredible music, and traffic information that is via the service.

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