PHOTO CAPTION: Kia Tracker concept on which Soul EV is said to be based.

Kia Soul EV Could Become Kiwi EV

Kia has confirmed it will be introducing the Soul EV into Britain, which means it may eventually also find its way to New Zealand

Published: 12-Dec-2013

Hyundai and its sister car company, Kia, have been generating a lot of publicity with their plan to be among the first companies to introduce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles produced for commercial sale as early as next year: Toyota and Honda, together are targeting the year after, 2015, for their proposed fuel cell sedan launches.

What's been getting less attention is the anticipated introduction of an all-electric Kia Soul, the trendy little urban mini-SUV, based, asserts Voxy, on the Track'r concept car featured above.

Kia estimates that the Soul EV will have a range of 192km (120 mi) on a single charge of its 27kWh lithium-ion battery, which has a storage capacity 40% greater than the Nissan Leaf electric car.

The management at Kia's New Zealand operation say they are in talks with their bosses in Seoul about the possibility of bringing the battery electric car there, as well as the UK. At this point, no firm decision has been made about the introduction of a Kiwi EV.

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Kia Ray EV will be replaced by Kia Soul EV.

Kia says it will sell the Soul EV will be sold globally and will expected to have a range of 200 km and top speed of 140 km/h

Kia Ray EV, one of 184 deployed around South Korean capital.

As of May 24, 15,000 Seoul residents, mainly in their 20s and 30s, have registered for the program.

Camouflaged Kia Soul EV prototypes

Redesigned 2014 Soul will be available as an electric car in selected markets, which usually translates into California and related ZEV-mandate states.


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