What’s New With the Kia Soul Ev?
2018 Kia Soul EV Expectations
As the fourth model year of Kia’s zero emissions, battery electric vehicle, the 2018 Kia Soul EV has high expectations. But already, it’s improved from how it was in previous years. So, what’s new with the 2018 Kia Soul EV?
Starting off strong, the 2018 Kia Soul EV has increased its Lithium Ion polymer battery energy from 27-kWh to 30-kWh. Improving its EPA-estimated range from 93-miles to 111-miles, which is really beneficial to drivers. Which equals out to around 124 MPGe in the city and 93 MPGe on the highway. And it still features the same iconic styling and design that so many have fallen in love with over the years.
Then to charge this environmentally-friendly vehicle, the port location is behind the front grille; plus, there is the on-board charger (240-volt), AC charge port with Cable Control Box (120-volt) and AC charge port with Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (208- to 240-volt). Which there is a range of about 40-minutes to 33-hours for an almost complete charge. With the 120-volt charger, being the lowest, it takes about 33-hours to receive a full charge, and the 240-volt charging takes between 5- to 6-hours. Then charging with the 480-volt charger, to receive an 80% charge it takes about 33-minutes and to receive a 94% charge, it’s about 43-minutes.
The 2018 Kia Soul EV Interior
Now, like the regular Kia Soul, the 2018 Soul EV has plenty of space for both passengers and cargo. With 97.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, you and your passengers will be able to stretch out and feel completely comfortable no matter how long the drive it. Plus, you can pack what you need with 18.8 cubic feet of cargo room!
And the Soul EV also comes with great features that make driving more convenient. Such as standard push button start, heated front seats and heated steering wheel. Then the Pedestrian Warning System and the Park Assist System with front and rear sensors will help you stay in control and be aware while driving.
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