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Kia Soul EV 64 kWh

The 64kWh Soul EV promises up to 230 miles on a single charge.

Taking the Kia Soul EV to the next level

Thanks to a 64 kWh battery, the Kia Soul EV is good for a range of 230 miles on a single charge. Its practical range is backed up by a spacious interior, thanks to a boxy shape despite a compact crossover footprint.

Kia Soul EV 64 kWh

Drivetrain and Performance

The Kia Soul EV 64 kWh is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Kia Soul EV 64 kWh is 150 kW (201 hp). The maximum torque is 291 lb-ft. The Kia Soul EV 64 kWh is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 7.9 seconds. The top speed is 104 mph.

Kia Soul EV 64 kWh

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Kia Soul EV 64 kWh has an estimated total capacity of 67.1 kWh. The usable capacity is 64 kWh. An estimated range of about 230 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 160 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 345 mi.

Kia Soul EV 64 kWh

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Kia Soul EV 64 kWh is about 275 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 145 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 400 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 185 Wh per mile.

Kia Soul EV 64 kWh

CO2 Emission

The Kia Soul EV 64 kWh emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the EV driving experience like?

As they have no gearbox, clutch or combustion engine, EVs offer a smoother and quieter ride than petrol or diesel cars.  Their lower centre of gravity and different 'skateboard' chassis mean easier handling and greater flexibility too.  Instant torque and a simpler powertrain give EVs the advantage when it comes to taking off from a stop position.  This means that 0-60 figures can be exceptional and hill starts are never a problem.  Some of the fastest cars in the world are EVs.

What are the running costs like for an EV?

Running costs are far cheaper than those for a car with a traditional petrol or diesel engine.  When it comes to charging, a rough estimate (which assumes you charge your EV at home at the cheapest overnight rate) puts the cost of charging a fully electric vehicle at 2p per mile compared with 16p per mile for the average petrol or diesel car.  However, charging costs will be even cheaper, of course, if you use your FREE zeVie charging card at your chosen provider's public charging stations or take advantage of the free charging offered at some supermarkets, workplaces, shopping centres and elsewhere.  As electric cars have far fewer moving parts than traditional cars, they will also be far cheaper to service and repair and are far less likely to break down.  The numerous government incentives on offer also make an EV cheaper to run.  These include free parking in many places and exemptions from Road Tax and Congestion Charges.

How long do electric cars last?

EV manufacturers are now offering warranties of up to eight years and 100,000 miles for batteries.  Some predictions give electric batteries a lifespan of at least 200,000 to 300,000 miles.

How many chargers are there nationwide?

The network of EV chargers in the UK is extensive and growing rapidly by the day.  At the time of writing there are over 10,330 public charging locations in the UK with more than 28,000 connectors.  Approximately 25 new charging stations are currently being installed every day.*

statistics supplied by https://www.zap-map.com

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Kia Soul EV 64 kWh

The 64kWh Soul EV promises up to 230 miles on a single charge.