New Kia Soul EV Has the Power

In Family, Featured Articles, Green Motoring, Kia by Jonathan Humphrey

Better Batteries=Better Range. Soon to be electric, Kia Soul EV benefits from class-leading battery technology


The popular Kia Soul EV, soon to be available as a plug-in electric car, production is starting in the second half of 2014. The Soul EV will powered by an 81.4 kW electric motor, producing 285 Nm of torque, and a high-capacity 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack located beneath the cabin. The power will be delivered to the front wheels through a single speed reduction gear set, allowing the Soul EV to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in under 12 seconds, going on to a top speed of 145 kph (90 mph). Kia engineers are targeting a class leading, driving range of 124 miles.

  • Soul EV debuts new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technologies to reduce energy consumption
  • Increased torsional rigidity, revised suspension and low centre of gravity improves ride comfort
  • The only EV to benefit from a seven year / 100,000 mile warranty

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