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Introducing the Kia Soul EV

October 29, 2012 at 07:05 pm By Susie Middleton | Posted in Electric Cars


The following article will look at the Kia Soul EV which has been rumoured will be released by Kia within the next one or two years. It also looks at the other electric vehicles, which Kia currently have on the market and some of the main competitors to the Kia Soul EV.

The South Korean Automaker, Kia, is known for distinct and slightly odd vehicle styling and the Kia Soul is no exception to this role. For Kia the soul is their best selling vehicle in the United States. In order to rise to the challenge of the ever increasing demand for electric vehicles and also to keep up with Government incentives to try and reduce fuel emissions it has been reported that Kia plan to release an electric version of the vehicle within the next year or two.

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Record Sales

The vehicle company is currently reaching record sales for their vehicles, but they are aware they will not be able to maintain these impressive sales figures without releasing an electric version of the vehicle onto the market. All of their main competitors have released a small electric vehicle, including the Nissan Leaf — which is still one of the most popular electric vehicles on the market, especially in the small sector.

Kia Soul EV

Earlier this year it was reported that the Hyundai Motor Group, which is Kia’s corporate sibling, are setting aside $4.4 billion towards the development of eco-friendly vehicles, including plug-in vehicles. Although this will not be the first of Kia’s electric vehicles on the market, currently the Ray EV is on the market, which is powered by a 50-kW electric motor, which delivers 129 ib.ft of torque and Kia state that the vehicle can be charged in as little as 25 minutes, they also believe that the EV will offer a driving range of 86 miles (as always depending on the driving and also weather conditions).

Powertrain of the Soul

It has been rumoured that Kia could simply use the say powertrain for the Soul EV vehicle as they have used for their EV model. Although critics have stated that in order to broaden the consumer appeal of the Soul it should probably try to increase the range and also the power of the vehicle, in order to make it easier for everyday use.

Recently Kia have also revealed a new electric vehicle concept, the Naimo, which was released in 2011. The vehicle will run on a 80k-W motor and a twin-pack 27-kWh battery pack, Kia state the top speed of 93mph and a total range of 124 miles.

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