Kia Soul EV Bigger Battery
Author: Source: Datetime: 2018-01-08 12:09:04
The Soul's motor now draws electricity from a 30-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It offers up to 111 miles of range, according to Green Car Reports. To put those figures into perspective, the outgoing model was rated at 93 miles from a 27-kWh battery pack. It's still not a long-range model, but the improved range makes the Soul EV more user-friendly.
The rest of the powertrain remains unchanged. The electric motor zaps the front wheels with 109 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of instant torque. The sprint from zero to 60 mph takes 9.7 seconds while top speed checks in at 92 mph.
The 2018 Kia Soul EV will reach showrooms soon. Once destination is factored in, pricing ranges from $33,145 for the base EV-e2 trim level to $36,845 for the range-topping EV+ model. There's a catch: the Soul EV is only offered in a handful of American states.
2018 could be the Soul EV's last year on the market. The Niro EV concept Kia introduced a few weeks ago at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will enter production before the end of the year. It will offer more range, it will be built in greater numbers, and it will, presumably, be sold through Kia dealers nationwide.
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