2015 Kia Soul EV

At this year’s Motor Show in Chicago, Korean car manufacturer Kia has introduced three new products. Surely that the most attention attracted model 2015 Kia Soul EV. Tag EV means an electric version of the popular Soul models.

2015 Kia Soul EV

2015 Kia Soul EV engine

According to the specification of the model, 2015 Soul EV should develops 109 hp and 284 Nm of torque from a 27 – kW – hr lithium battery, which maximum availability of the battery should be between 140 and 160 kilometers. What worries all potential buyers of hybrids is the time needed to recharge the batteries. Kia has a solution for this problem. In fact, only 33 minutes are required to charge the battery to 80 % if you use a quick charger. Performance are also solid , with acceleration to 100 km / h in 12 seconds and a top speed of 144 km / h.

2015 Kia Soul EV interior

2015 Kia Soul EV redesign

When we talk about the design of the model 2015 Kia Soul EV should be noted that based on the second generation of the Soul, but largely borrows many lines with Trackster concept. This can be seen on the radiator grille as well as special roof ( which is only available in white and blue ) and new rims. The interior has received the same changes, a news is 20 natural materials that are approved in a special laboratory and whose production does not pollute the planet.

2015 Kia Soul EV safety

Kia has paid attention to another important characteristic, which is the safety of passengers. For some time, hybrids and electric cars get a lot of criticism that they are silent on the streets and thus endanger pedestrians. Kia has found a solution for this problem, the model 2015 Kia Soul EV is equipped with a special system which emits sounds at speeds below 20 km / h, as well as when driving in reverse.

2015 Kia Soul EV

2015 Kia Soul EV release date and price

Production and sales of the 2015 Kia Soul EV starts in the U.S. states of California and Oregon by the end of the year. As far as the rest of America  and the world, need to get the first copies of early 2015. The starting price for the 2015 Soul will be released as they neared the specified dates.