Kia Soul EV

Battery Electric Vehicle

£25,995Price from

30.0 kWhUseable Battery

110 miReal Range

270 Wh/miEfficiency

Price from £25,995

Availability Current model
Available from October 2017
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £325 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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Real Range between 75 - 165 mi

City - Cold Weather 110 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 75 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 90 mi
City - Mild Weather 165 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 95 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 125 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 11.2 sec
Top Speed 90 mph
Electric Range 110 mi
Total Power 81 kW (109 hp)
Total Torque 210 lb-ft
Drive Front

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity * 33.0 kWh
Port Location Front - Middle
Charge Port Type 1
Charge Power 6.6 kW AC
Charge Time (0->110 mi) 4h45m
Charge Speed 24 mph
Battery Useable 30.0 kWh
FC Port Location Front - Middle
Fastcharge Port CHAdeMO
Fastcharge Power 100 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (11->88 mi) 20 min
Fastcharge Speed 230 mph

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 110 mi
Vehicle Consumption 270 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 148 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 155 mi
Rated Consumption 230 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 190 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 176 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 210 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.

Real Energy Consumption between 180 - 400 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 270 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 400 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 330 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 180 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 315 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 240 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1480 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 281 L
Cargo Volume Max 891 L
Length 4140 mm
Width 1800 mm
Height 1593 mm
Wheelbase 2570 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £30,440
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £3,957
BIK @ 20% £66 pcm
BIK @ 40% £132 pcm
BIK @ 45% £148 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 Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 13h15m 8 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 8h15m 14 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x29A 6.6 kW † 4h45m 24 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 8h15m 14 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x29A 6.6 kW † 4h45m 24 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%
CHAdeMO
Charging Point Max. Power Avg. Power Time Rate
CHAdeMO (50 kW DC) 50 kW 50 kW 30 min 150 mph
CHAdeMO (100 kW DC) 100 kW 80 kW † 20 min 230 mph
CHAdeMO (150 kW DC) 100 kW † 80 kW † 20 min 230 mph

† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle

NOTE: Most rapid charges are currently limited to 50 kW. Chargers with more power are expected in the near future.

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All about the Kia Soul EV

Pricing

The Kia Soul EV has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £29,345 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £30,495. 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 £25,995.

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 33 kWh. The usable capacity is 30 kWh. A range of about 110 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.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 75 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 165 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 1 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 6.6 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 4 hours 45 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 13 hours 15 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CHAdeMO connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 100 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 80 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 20 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 75 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Kia Soul EV is about 270 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 148 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. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 400 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 180 Wh per mile.

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.

Preceding model

The model shown on this page is the successor of the Kia Soul EV, which was available from September 2014 until October 2017. The previous model was £500 less expensive, had 20 mi less range, same acceleration and was 11% less energy efficient.

Preceding model Kia Soul EV