The Kia Soul EV is back and it is even more attractive than before. Featuring a new charge port, you can now easily charge the 2018 Soul EV at home, at the office or at any public charging station. It also includes standard DC Fast Charging and a 6.6-kW onboard charger that can maximize throughput for more efficient charging. Plus, you can charge an empty battery to about 80% in just 30-minutes! And there is the 204-volt charging that can reach a total charge in around 4-5 hours and the accessible 120-volt charging that works with a regular home appliance outlet.
The 2018 Soul EV is powered by a Permanent Magnet AC synchronous electric motor and a 30-kWh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery pack. Overall, it has an EPA range of 111-miles and an EPA-estimated MPGe combined rating of 108-miles. And as an extra bonus, there is an available Battery Heating System which can pre-warm the battery while connected to a charger. This feature is great for during cold weather and it can help maximize battery performance and driving range.
There are many smart and intuitive technologies that are available with the 2018 Kia Soul EV, including the free smartphone UVO eco app so that you can monitor the car’s systems. And with the easy-to-use touch-screen display, you can easily access your smartphone with Android Auto™ and/or Apple CarPlay™. Plus, the Soul EV features advanced three climate-control technologies that allow you to monitor and manage energy and optimize energy usage. Some of the other available features include heated and ventilated front seats, UVO eco with Navigation, 8-inch color touch-screen display, SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™.
There are also many great driver-assistive features, including:
Parking Assist with Front and Rear Sensors
Pedestrian Warning System
Brake Assist System
Hill Start Assist Control
And many others
If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 Kia Soul EV, you can contact us at Frank Boucher Kia for more information.