30.0 kWhUseable Battery
110 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
Price from £25,995
|Available from||October 2017|
Lease (BCH) from £325 pcm
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|
|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|
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)||5h30m|
|Charge Speed||21 mph|
|Battery Useable||30.0 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Fastcharge Power||100 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (11->88 mi)||20 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||230 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||270 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||148 mpg|
|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|
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|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1480 kg|
|Cargo Volume||281 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||891 L|
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|
Similar electric vehicles
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||15h30m||7 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||9h45m||12 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x29A||6.6 kW †||5h30m||21 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||9h45m||12 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x29A||6.6 kW †||5h30m||21 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||45 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.
All about the Kia Soul EV
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 5 hours 30 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 15 hours 30 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.
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.
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.
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.