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Kia Soul EV unveiled in Chicago SAE International

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Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV unveiled in Chicago

Kia and Soul EV (shown) use the same body panels. But the Soul EV has a front fascia, front and steering rack. Soul EV has unique 16-in alloy specially engineered Super Low Resistance tires, projector LED positioning lamps, and LED taillights.

A paint theme is another EV exclusive.

The Kia Soul EV (shown) be the automaker’s first all-electric car in the U.S. In 2012, Kia launched its production all-electric vehicle, the Kia Ray EV. The Ray EV, is available in South Korea, a 50 kW electric motor and a 16.4 lithium-ion polymer battery

A sliding door on the front of the Soul EV conceals the vehicle’s charging ports.

The Soul EV has a electric motor under the instead of a 1.6- or 2.0- cylinder, which are the engine on the gasoline-fueled Soul.

Soul EV has lb (4.9 kg) of bio-based organic in interior plastics. The vehicle was by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) the organization’s first automotive validation for the integration of more 20 bio-based materials.

The 2014 Chicago Auto saw the world debut of the 2015 Kia EV.

As a latecomer to the all-electric vehicle in the U.S. the 2015 Kia Soul auto show introduction the market launch of the Nissan Chevrolet Spark EV, Ford Electric, Toyota RAV4 EV, and full-electric vehicles.

“We are the eighth or brand coming into the EV but we’ve had the advantage of seeing worked and what hasn’t for other automakers,” Steve Manager of Long Range for Kia Motors America Inc. in an Automotive Engineering interview the Soul EV’s world at the 2014 Chicago Auto “Having that knowledge has us in many areas, including the and the go-to-market strategy.”

When the Soul hatchback reached dealerships in 2010, Kia product were in the early stages of what model would be the first all-electric vehicle for the market.


“When this EV project about four years it was pretty easy to land on the as the car to use for a lot of reasons,” said Kosowski. The unique styling was an appealing as was the vehicle’s sill height and hip That meant for the packaging of systems, the Soul had inherent over the subcompact Rio or the compact

Engineers packaged a lithium-ion prismatic battery pack Soul’s floor, including the previously occupied by the 14.2-gal fuel tank. That reduced the Soul’s 39.1 in mm) rear seat leg room to 36 in mm) on the EV. The gasoline-fueled Soul has 24.2 ft 3 L) of cargo space with seat upright and that space compressed to 19.1 ft 3 L) with the packaging of a battery fan and 120-V charger under the cargo floor.

The Kia Soul 96-cell lithium-ion polymer pack uses a nickel-cobalt-manganese and a graphite-based anode. “For stability and safety reasons, the sit in a gel electrolyte. So in the event of a battery intrusion, the pack won’t leak,” Kosowski said.

steel cross-members support the battery pack. This cross-bracing contributes to the 3282 lb kg) curb weight Soul EV torsional rigidity that is greater than the non-EV.

Soul EV’s 27 kW·h pack has a 200 W·h/kg energy according to Kia officials.

The air-cooled, 200 battery is expected to provide the EV with a driving range of mi (129-161 km) on a full charge. to Orth Hedrick, Vice of Product Planning for Kia Motors “We’re seeing 100-plus in some of our testing and evaluations.”

Two ports, located behind a door on the front grille, access for SAE J1772 compliant 1 and Level 2 ac charging as well as the CHAdeMo dc fast-charging. With a depleted battery, a 120-V using the 6.6-kW onboard will take approximately 24 h. a fully depleted battery via a outlet and the 6.6-kW onboard will take approximately 4.5 to 5 h. Kosowski,” The battery pack can an 80% recharge in 33 min using the 50-kW port.”

Kia has partnered with Leviton. and AeroVironment to supply

Kia Soul EV

As a follow-up to a second-generation regenerative system used on the Optima sedan, Kia’s third-generation braking system is capable of up to 12% of the Soul EV’s kinetic during coasting and braking. third-generation regenerative braking reduces weight, reduces the count, and increases energy compared to the second-generation system,” said.

An 81.4-kW liquid-cooled AC permanent magnet motor the electrical energy stored in the pack for moving the Soul EV to an limited top speed of 90 mph (145 The electric motor, which 210 lb·ft (285 N·m) of delivers power to the front through a single-speed constant gear reduction unit.

EV’s unique heating/cooling provides four methods of energy consumption. A driver-only mode means climate-controlled does not reach the front side and the rear passenger With scheduled ventilation, or cooling of the passenger cabin while the vehicle is plugged a charger.

Air induction control the inner and outer airflow to HVAC usage, and the HVAC available heat pump warm cabin air. heat pump provides 27% greater HVAC efficiency a conventional EV heater,” said

Organic bio-based materials are for 23 different interior parts, for 10.9 lb (4.9 kg) of cabin “The thrust was to reduce CO 2 the driving experience as well as in the itself,” said Kosowski. content locations include the panel surface, headliner, cargo cover, seating door trim, A-pillar and center console.

The Soul EV showcases Kia’s first use of light emitting diode technology via a 3.5-in screen within the instrument cluster. viewing area provides the with EV-specific information, alerts relating to the battery’s of charge.

“We’re also on the embedded connectivity with our UVO EV which is a special version of our and infotainment system. As one example, the UVO EV app, a driver can use a smartphone to a charging time, get state of messages, as well as do other remotely and in real time,” said.

Road evaluations, wintertime drives in International MN, are among the wrap-up engineering “The remaining work on the includes final fine-tuning of the mapping and some drivability said Kosowski, whose include coordinating the Soul rollout to U.S. markets.

Both the Soul and Soul EV be assembled on the same line at the plant in South Korea. The Soul EVs will be in dealerships during the third quarter of in California and Oregon, followed by New York, and New Jersey in 2015. Kia officials are not indicating a timeline, the EV will be sold in other markets.

A MSRP will be closer to the 2015 Soul launch date.

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