Meet the charge port: the newest way to fuel your Soul. With three ways to charge, including standard DC Fast Charging, you can recharge at home, the office, and any public station. The 6.6 kW onboard charger maximizes throughput for faster charging. And the ultra-dense battery features more energy in an efficient package, for more driving range and cabin room.
High energy. Low profile.
Improved for 2018, the Soul EV's slim lithium-ion polymer battery is packed with 30 kWh of energy to maximize driving range. We placed it right under the floor to give you more cabin space and better handling with a lower center of gravity. Add that to the instant torque from the electric motor and you've got one exhilarating ride.
Fast charging comes standard.
Unlike many EVs, all Soul EVs come standard with the quickest available charge port, the DC Fast Charge, which supplies an 80% charge to an empty battery in about 30 minutes. That's in addition to two more convenient ways to charge. Whether you're starting your day, leaving the office, or enjoying your road trip, you can always find a full charge.
With over 36,000 240-volt charging outlets available nationwide and a rapidly growing DC Fast Charge infrastructure, public charging is more convenient than ever. Easily find a station via UVO eco or one of many online resources like MyUVO.com or Plugshare.
Comfort at unexpected levels.
The Soul EV and iconic Soul were redesigned together to provide exceptional comfort and maximum flexibility. The Soul EV's split-folding rear seats offer ample cargo space and a variety of storage options. And the under-floor battery means plenty of interior space for your friends. From the exclusive bio-sourced materials and available leather seating all the way down to the distinctive highlight stitching—this modern interior looks, feels, and does good.
What does it take to be the first ever vehicle to receive UL Environment recognition? The rigorous evaluation of materials and manufacturing. Nineteen parts of its total interior mass are composed of bio-based materials, earning the Soul EV the first and only UL environmental claim validation in the industry. Plus, the Soul EV is more than freedom from the pump and harmful emissions. On certain interior parts, we used paint that's free of harmful chemicals like benzene so that you can breathe cleaner air.
Roomier than the rest.
With the Soul EV, you don't have to compromise interior space or versatility. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats offer up to 49.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, and the hidden luggage under tray makes storing your 120-volt charging cord easy. From the ample headroom and legroom to the flexible cargo space, the Soul EV is made for hauling friends and all your gear.
When you feel the smooth grip of the standard heated steering wheel and queue up your favorite playlist on the six-speaker sound system, you know you're in a Soul. And with the eStatus Light that tracks your charge status, and standard eco-friendly seats with contrast stitching for stylish comfort, the Soul EV interior offers a bold new design with a purpose.
From the debut of the Organic LED (OLED) 3.5-inch display to the climate-control technologies that maximize driving range, the Soul EV comes loaded with energy-smart innovations. The free smartphone UVO eco app and advanced in-car telematics system make managing your EV simple.
Plug and play.
Get instant access to your iPhone®® right through your Soul EV's touch-screen display. Whether you're sending a text via voice command, playing your music, or talking to Siri, Apple Carplay is the smarter way to use your phone in the car.
Tap into your Android.
Connecting to your Android smartphone has never been simpler. With Android Auto, you can send and receive texts with your voice, use Google™ Maps, and access an extensive array of popular apps.
Comfort for the long haul.
Driving range increases when you use less energy, as heating and cooling can be a drain on the battery. The Soul EV's three climate-control technologies help monitor and manage energy use so that you can drive farther, comfortably.
Tuned to the modern world.
It's a thrilling and responsive drive with 210 lb.-ft. of instant torque. We designed a smooth electric motor for quiet efficiency and engineered a state-of-the-art regenerative braking system that helps recharge the battery. The result is satisfying EV performance with maximized range and assured handling.
Engineered for quiet efficiency.
The Soul EV's electric motor offers 109 horsepower. Its unique, multi-layer magnet design provides quiet, smooth-power performance. And its lightweight design helps deliver swift acceleration for an exciting and efficient drive.
Slow down, charge up.
Every part of the Soul EV is designed with efficiency in mind—even braking. Every time you decelerate or go downhill, the regenerative braking system recovers kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost. That energy goes straight to recharging the battery.
Pure off-the-line punch.
With an electric drivetrain, there's no revving up or switching gears. The Soul EV's electric motor delivers 210 lb.-ft. of instant torque, giving you immediate responsiveness and smooth, dynamic acceleration the moment you put your foot on the pedal.
We've got you covered.
At Kia, we are committed to helping you stay safe on the road. Featuring smart passive safety systems, like a reinforced structure and advanced airbags, the Soul EV is designed to help deliver added protection. So you can drive with peace of mind.
Smart active safety systems, such as Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and the Brake Assist System (BAS), work automatically by sensing and adapting to your driving conditions. It's active, more precise control no matter the road.