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(LEAD) Kia’s Soul EV price set at around 42 mln won

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(LEAD) Kia’s Soul EV set at around 42 mln won

SEOUL, March 11 — The sales price of the electric vehicle (EV), offers practical driving and handling characteristics on par with of its combustion-engine counterpart, is to be set at around 42 won (US$39,400), Kia Motors Corp. Tuesday.

The country’s second-largest said the car built on the platform of generation Soul hatchback the first car to be handed over this week, with sales to take place month.

The car, which is first global EV, is packed the latest energy-saving features and class-leading warranty for all key parts will lessen any anxieties may have for buying an electric-powered for the first time, according to the Kia had been selling the Ray EV in the South market since 2011.

It said that while the price is similar to those of larger premium cars, consumers will actually be about 20 million won, due to subsidies provided by the Ministry of and local governments.

In effect the EV be similarly priced to the high-trim gasoline-powered Soul, a company said.

The ministry will 15 million won in subsidies for people who buy the vehicles this year, local government footing a 9 million won for those purchasing In addition, people will get tax that can further ease the of buying the Soul EV.


The company that first the car at the Chicago Auto Show in February said the compact has rated by the government to travel 148 on a full charge, with power connecting ports in the grille. The government figures the highest numbers reached to ordinary driving habits of The recharge time using the DC mode takes 24-33 while that with the AC adapter can take around 4.5

In tests conducted by Kia, the car combined highway and city of 235 kilometers, which is the best in the with the exception of Tesla that cost much than the Soul EV, said Lee manager at Kia’s marketing He added that the numbers are better than the latest Leaf vehicles tested by

The car powered by an 81.4 kilowatt motor mated to a 27 kilowatt high-density lithium-ion polymer can push the boxy car from to 100 kilometers per hour in 11.2 with top speed rated at 145 per hour. The drive system has rated at 111 horsepower with 29 (kg-m) of torque.

Kia claimed numbers are not close to the performance of the naturally aspirated gasoline-engined of the Soul 2014, which has 132 under the hood and can generate kg-m of torque.

On the car’s Kia said it will give 10 and 160,000 kilometers for all critical of the Soul EV. The warranty is also best, with the battery actually being tested for up to kilometers.

Kia said that any loss in efficiency of the 96-cell battery is not really different from caused when combustion become old.

Regarding the aspect, the carmaker, part of the Motor Group, the world’s automotive conglomerate, argued the EV represents the pinnacle of technological

All key components that go into the EV have been made which will give the group global competitiveness in the of eco-friendly cars down the Kia said.

Some features by Kia include state-of-the-art heat systems that can generate for passengers in an energy-efficient manner, regenerative breaking that power if the driver removes his from the accelerator, and individual and air-conditioning that can save

Compared with its rivals, Kia the car only little cabin and space was reduced to accommodate the pack placed on the floor so the is of a practical size. Other EVs been criticized for having space inside.

On the navigation it has been specially tailored to drivers find recharging and offers real feedback on used and distance the car can travel the power it has. The car’s UVO system can, moreover, drivers to pre-set the recharge and remotely check the condition of the car via

The company said it plans to set up 61 recharging stations across the within the year to augment the stations already in service.

The first Soul EV will be on Saturday on Jeju Island, will host the first Electric Vehicle Expo, other sales to follow from April onwards, Kia Sales in overseas markets begin in the second half.

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