Few months ago Kia Motors confirmed that a all-electric version of the Kia Soul will be on sale in overseas markets during the second half of 2014. The ‘Kia Soul EV’ will be Kia’s first electrically-driven, zero-emissions family car marketed outside Korea. Now we have more details.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:5px;”]With less cammo, the electric version of the Soul will look like a conventional petrol-model, according to the pictures we found at Bobaedream, except for the front/rear bumpers, front grille and the Kia EcoDynamics logos on the side.
The Kia Soul EV is expected to use a 109 hp (81,4 kW) electric motor with a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 12 seconds with a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). Like in all electric cars, the engine provides an instant torque of 284 Nm (210 lb-ft). The battery pack is 27 kWh lithium-ion which results return an estimated around 120 miles (200 km).
Charging is accomplished by plugging the Soul EV into any standard household electricity supply. Recharging times are up to five hours for a fully depleted battery using a standard 240v or 230v household outlet, or 25 minutes on ‘fast’ charge with 100 kW output.
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