The Kia Soul EV Enters Production (2014)

Kia Soul EV (2014)

Kia Soul EV (2014)

Production has begun of the Soul EV, the first all-electric car from Kia designed for Europe. It will go on sale in the UK towards the end of 2014, joining the current Soul Diesel / Petrol line-up.

It is powered by a 110 ps (81.4 kW) electric motor, producing 285 Nm of torque through the front-wheels. Acceleration from 0-62 mpg is 11.2 seconds with a top speed of around 90 mph.

It features a 192-cell 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack mounted beneath the cabin, promising a range of around 130 mph from one charge. You can recharge the Kia Soul EV into any standard household electricity supply. Recharging times are up to five hours for a fully depleted battery using a 6.6 kW AC slow charger. An 80 per cent charge can be achieved in as little as 25 minutes with a 100 kW charger (if available) or 33 minutes using a 50 kW DC charger.

Currently there is no indication of pricing or specifications, but they should be with us shortly and we will let you know as soon as possible.

Published 12 June 2014 Staff

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