2015 Kia Soul EV Priced From $33,700

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Kia is the latest automaker to put an all-electric vehicle up for sale, with the new 2015 Soul EV receiving a $33,700 base price tag not including destination charges.

The car will be available in two different trims, with the upper-level Soul Plus selling for $35,700. Both prices do not include a $7,500 federal tax credit that buyers receive for purchasing an EV. Those interested in leasing the car can do so for $249 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing.

Both models of the Soul EV carry an estimated range of 93 miles on a single charge and make 109 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. The car plugs in via a hidden port in the grille and takes up to 24 hours to charge if fully depleted and plugged in to a standard 120-volt outlet. From a 240-volt outlet, that time falls to as little as five hours. Kia also said the car can recoup up to 80 percent of its charge in 33 minutes if plugged into a 50kW-output charger.

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Entry into the base model already comes with many standard features like a backup camera, Bluetooth, power seats and windows, cruise control and the brand’s UVO infotainment system. Thanks to UVO, customers can connect to their car via a cell phone app which allows them to set charging time, charging levels and the temperature inside the car.

Jump up the Soul EV Plus, and buyers get leather-trimmed heated and cooled seats, projection-style foglamps and power-folding mirrors.

Initially, the car will be sold in the stereotypical electric car markets: California, Oregon as well as several across the east coast including New York New Jersey and Maryland. After that, the company says it might offer the car in more parts of the U.S. as charging infrastructure and demand grow.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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