Kia Soul EV

Battery Electric Vehicle

£25,495Price from

27.0 kWhUseable Battery

90 miReal Range

300 Wh/miEfficiency

This electric vehicle is no longer for sale

A new model is available:
Kia Soul EVKia Soul EV

Price from £25,495

Availability Old model
Available from September 2014
Available until October 2017

Lease (BCH) from £275 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 18
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £4500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Performance

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
Drive Front

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 Port CHAdeMO
Fastcharge Power 50 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (9->72 mi) 25 min
Fastcharge Speed 150 mph

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 90 mi
Vehicle Consumption 300 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 135 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 132 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 200 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 197 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
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
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 281 L
Cargo Volume Max 891 L
Length 4140 mm
Width 1800 mm
Height 1593 mm
Wheelbase No Data

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
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

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 Car Uses 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%)

Fastcharging is only possible at public charging points. Fastchargers enable longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. As fastcharges will only charge a battery up to 80% of its capacity at full speed, the optimal fastcharge is between 10% and 80% SoC. The fastcharge 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 fastcharging the Kia Soul EV.

CHAdeMO
Charging Point Car Uses Time Rate
CHAdeMO (50 kW DC) 50 kW 25 min 150 mph
CHAdeMO (100 kW DC) 50 kW † 25 min 150 mph
CHAdeMO (150 kW DC) 50 kW † 25 min 150 mph

† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle

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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).

Pricing

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, which charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 25 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 60 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

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.

CO2 Emission

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.

Go to the Soul EV on the official Kia website.