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Official Kia Soul EV thread

Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:50 pm

It looks like the Kia Soul EV is getting closer to being released...

http://www.plugincars.com/2015-kia-soul ... 27682.html
http://insideevs.com/kia-soul-ev-spotted-photos/

Does anyone have any additional information on this car?
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Re: Kia Soul EV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:53 pm

gsleaf wrote:It looks like the Kia Soul EV is getting closer to being released...

http://www.plugincars.com/2015-kia-soul ... 27682.html

Does anyone have any additional information on this car?

not on the EV version. I rented one for a weekend a year or 2 ago, the car was very adequate and will give the LEAF some worthy competition
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Re: Kia Soul EV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:55 pm

It's funny that they have camouflage on them. It is not like no one knows what the Soul looks like, and it will never be mistaken for a beautiful car...

gsleaf wrote:It looks like the Kia Soul EV is getting closer to being released...
http://www.plugincars.com/2015-kia-soul ... 27682.html
Does anyone have any additional information on this car?
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Re: Kia Soul EV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:02 pm

TomT wrote:It's funny that they have camouflage on them. It is not like no one knows what the Soul looks like, and it will never be mistaken for a beautiful car...


Agreed. Camouflage is supposed to be about disguise. They should just disguise it to look like a regular non-EV Soul and they would be a lot more successful.

I'm really curious to know if it has active cooling or not. If it does and it sells outside of CA the Leaf is going to have some real competition.

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Re: Kia Soul EV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:14 pm

I hope it is not a "Nissan 100 miles (tm)!" Also, based on the top speed and 0-62 time, it is going to be a leisurely performer even by Leaf standards...

"Full specifications are yet to be released, but the Kia Soul EV -- which is due to arrive in the U.S. next year as a 2015 model -- is rumored by various sources to have at least 100 miles of range, a top speed of 87 mph, and a 0-62 mph time of 12 seconds."
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Re: Kia Soul EV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:10 pm

On the bright side one photo shows it comes with a Chademo port, and every one of those sold helps out with the coming battle over L3 standards. Unfortunately I'm guessing it's another compliance car. Plus it's a Kia, so I wouldn't touch it if it were the first 1000 mile EV.

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Re: Kia Soul EV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:33 pm

Actually, Kias and Hyundais (they are siblings) these days are pretty damn good cars.

gigglehertz wrote:On the bright side one photo shows it comes with a Chademo port, and every one of those sold helps out with the coming battle over L3 standards. Unfortunately I'm guessing it's another compliance car. Plus it's a Kia, so I wouldn't touch it if it were the first 1000 mile EV.
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Re: Kia Soul EV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:37 pm

If Kia/Hyundai slaps its 10 yr/100,000 mile warranty on it, including capacity loss, that's a game changer! Or, even better, like the Sonata hybrid, warranty the battery for life.

Nissan, frankly, should have emulated the 100k warranty coverage with the Leaf from the start, if nothing but to quell fears over degrading batteries, etc.

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Re: Kia Soul EV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:03 pm

gigglehertz wrote:Unfortunately I'm guessing it's another compliance car.


Yeah, another compliance car, probably just sold in CA. :roll:
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Re: Kia Soul EV

Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:54 pm

LEAFfan wrote:Yeah, another compliance car, probably just sold in CA.


Sadly you're probably right. I wonder what we have to do to get compliance cars in Oregon.

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