Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The New Electric 2015 KIA Soul EV

Making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2015 KIA Soul EV showed off its electric capabilities. The 2015 KIA Soul EV will be for sale later this year at Jim Butler KIA in St. Louis.

The 2015 KIA Soul EV will have a range expectation of 80 to 100 miles taking 24 hours, on an ordinary household current, to charge. With a 240-volt charger, the new Soul EV will take 5 hours to fully charge. For the fastest possible charge, buyers can opt for a 50 KW system charging the 2015 KIA Soul EV to 80% in about 33 minutes.

Fitted with three charging ports, the 2015 KIA Soul EV offers two ports for conventional AC charging and one for CHAdeMo public stations. CHAdeMo meaning CHArge de Move, can charge the Soul in less than 30 minutes. Three charger suppliers will be offered including Bosch, Leviton and AeroVironment.

The new 2015 KIA Soul EV will provide two operating presets- Eco On and Eco Off. Each will offer “Drive” and “Brakes” modes which can capture as much as 12 percent of the lost kinetic energy.

Powered by a liquid-cooled AC synchronous permanent magnet electric motor, the 2015 KIA Soul EV is good for 109 horsepower and 210 Ib-ft of torque. The new Soul is estimated to do 0-to-60-mph in less than 12 seconds.

An app displaying all recharging stations will be available plus KIA dealers who sell electric Souls will offer free recharging to KIA customers!

Stay tuned to Jim Butler KIA for more information on the 2015 KIA Soul EV!