evnow wrote:My interest in Soul EV has plummeted ever since the rumor (?) of 30 kWh Leaf MY16 came out. There would be little reason to get Soul over Leaf esp. given the likely street price difference.
The battery capacity warranty is a big reason to consider the Soul EV over the LEAF if you plan on a long-term purchase. However, the cost of a Soul EV battery replacement (after warranty) is still unknown.
Kia Soul EV:
70% capacity, 10 years, 100,000 miles
(80 months if you drive 15,000 miles per year)
66.25% capacity, 5 years, 60,000 miles
(48 months if you drive 15,000 miles per year)
The wording on both warranties is basically the same- they will restore to a minimal threshold. Nissan has shown, in practice, they restore to 100% with a new battery. Kia hasn't had a warranty claim yet, so it remains to be seen how they respond.