2015 Kia Soul EV Video, First Look

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Kia unveiled its 2015 Soul EV for the North American market.

The Kia Soul EV will initially be sold in select markets including California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. Availability will expand, according to the Korean automaker, based on charging infrastructure growth and demand.

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Estimated range for the Kia Soul EV is 80 to 100 miles and the vehicle uses regenerative braking with variable modes for charging. The electric powertrain makes 109 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque with top speed limited to 90 mph.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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