27.0 kWhUseable Battery
90 miReal Range
Plug in Car Grant - Upcoming ChangesOn 11th October the Government announced changes to the Plug in Car Grant. These changes will mean that the grant rate for Category 1 vehicles like the Kia Soul EV will move from £4,500 to £3,500. The new rates will come into effect by 23:59 on 9 November at the latest. Additionally, the Goverment has set a limit of 3000 new Category 1 orders before the grant will be reduced to the new rate.
Remaining orders for Category 1 as of 15:30 19/10/2018: 109
This electric vehicle is no longer for saleA new model is available:
Price from £25,495
|Available from||September 2014|
|Available until||October 2017|
Lease (BCH) from £275 pcm
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||11.2 sec|
|Top Speed||90 mph|
|Electric Range||90 mi|
|Total Power||81 kW (109 hp)|
|Total Torque||210 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||30.5 kWh|
|Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Charge Port||Type 1|
|Charge Power||3.6 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->90 mi)||9 hours|
|Charge Speed||10 mph|
|Battery Useable||27.0 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Fastcharge Power||50 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (9->72 mi)||30 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||120 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||300 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||135 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||200 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||197 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1465 kg|
|Cargo Volume||281 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||891 L|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from||£29,940|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK)||£3,892|
|BIK @ 20%||£65 pcm|
|BIK @ 40%||£130 pcm|
|BIK @ 45%||£146 pcm|
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Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Kia Soul EV. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 1 (Yazaki - SAE J1772)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||14 hours||7 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||8h45m||10 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.6 kW †||9 hours||10 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.6 kW †||9 hours||10 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.6 kW †||9 hours||10 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Kia Soul EV.
- Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
- Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CHAdeMO (50 kW DC)||50 kW||40 kW †||30 min||120 mph|
|CHAdeMO (100 kW DC)||50 kW †||40 kW †||30 min||120 mph|
|CHAdeMO (150 kW DC)||50 kW †||40 kW †||30 min||120 mph|
† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle
All about the Kia Soul EV
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer available. The Kia Soul EV was available from September 2014 until October 2017. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Kia Soul EV.
A new model of the Kia Soul EV (2014) is available: Kia Soul EV (2017).
The Kia Soul EV has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £29,345 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £29,995. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Kia Soul EV is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Kia Soul EV is £25,495.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Kia Soul EV is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Kia Soul EV is 81 kW (109 hp). The maximum torque is 210 lb-ft. The Kia Soul EV is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 11.2 seconds. The top speed is 90 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Kia Soul EV has an estimated total capacity of 30.5 kWh. The usable capacity is 27 kWh. A range of about 90 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 1 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.6 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 9 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 14 hours.
Rapid charging is possible through a CHAdeMO connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 50 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 40 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 60 miles of range.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Kia Soul EV is about 300 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 135 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The Kia Soul EV emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.
More information from Kia
The link below will open the page of the Soul EV on the official Kia site.