Kia reveals Soul EV coming late 2014

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Kia Soul EV

Kia reveals Soul EV, coming 2014

By John Simpson 07 2014

Kia will bring its ever electricity-powered plug-in to the UK towards the back end of 2014, and the revealed so far make it a worthy to the Nissan Leaf.

Revealed week at the Chicago Auto the Soul EV will initially go on in North America in Q3 2014 plugging into European and UK shortly after.

It is driven by a 81.4kW electric producing the equivalent of 109bhp, to the recently revised Nissan and a similar output to the new 1.5 diesel Qashqai .

This is enough to ramp up to 62mph in around with a top speed of 90mph, very similar to the current (11.5secs, 90mph).


The EV uses a 27kWh 360v polymer battery capable of 80-100 miles of real driving. Initial tests pushed its range to over 100

A total recharge from a household plug socket can be just under five while a 80% rejuice takes 33 from a 50kW fast

The battery is located in the floor of the beneath the back passenger This eats into leg room only slightly, the floor by 3.1 inches, and consumes 144 of boot space (5.1 leaving 540 litres to play

A regenerative braking system can up to 12% of the car’s kinetic energy, is fed back into the car whenever or braking.

Without the sound of an to warn pedestrians, a Virtual Sound System emits an alert at speeds below 12 mph and the car is in reverse.

Prices won’t be revealed closer to its launch but the Soul EV is to cost around £25k. The and diesel-fuelled second gen Soul is this spring.

Kia Soul EV

Recent from Kia UK’s Commercial Yaser Shabsogh hinted the EV receive a soft and small to the market.

“We won’t be selling of them — maybe a of hundred, mostly in the key metropolitan he said. “The biggest at the moment is not where we will be them but the support for these — the servicing and charging

Kia’s exhibition space at the Auto Show also the revised Optima hybrid but there are currently no plans to it to the UK.

Kia Soul EV in numbers:

Range: miles

0-62mph: 11.5seconds

Top 90mph

On sale: Later

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