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Kia Soul EV
Last modified: 02/10/14
The Kia Soul EV will be Kia's first zero-emission vehicle sold in the United States when it arrives in select markets in the third quarter.

Kia estimates the Soul EV will have a driving range of about 80 to 100 miles on a full charge. A 27 kilowatt-hour lithium polymer battery pack powers the Soul EV's 81 kilowatt electric motor, creating 109 hp and 210 pounds-feet of torque that Kia says will send the EV from 0 to 60 mph in less than 12 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 90 mph.

Sales will be limited to California and Oregon, in addition to some eastern states with EV-charging stations, including New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

Kia gave no guidance on production volume or pricing, other than to say it would be competitive with other battery electric vehicles already on the market.
Segment: SubcompactPowertrain: Alternative (electric)
Release Year: 2014New Product Category: New
Drive: FWD

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