Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Perhaps if you ask parents after they’ve eaten far too much of their children’s Halloween candy the answer might be a resounding “Yes!” When it comes to the 2014 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle, however, there’s never too much of a good thing. And when we hear that Kia is developing a Kia Soul model powered solely by electricity, we find that especially exciting – even more so than that house down the block that hands out full-size candy bars every year.
The new Kia Soul in development, the Kia Soul EV, is the first all-electric vehicle offered by Kia for markets other than Korea. According to Orth Hedrick, Kia Executive Director of Product Planning, “Although it is Kia’s first globally sold all-electric vehicle, the Soul EV is our second-generation battery electric vehicle and significantly benefits from the in-depth knowledge gained during development of the Ray EV sold in Korea.”
There will be plenty of good things offered in this zero-emissions vehicle when it reaches showrooms like ours here at Folsom Lake Kia. “The new Soul EV will be at the forefront of Kia’s ‘Clean Mobility’ program, which aims to provide environmentally-friendly vehicles to our customers around the world, when it goes on sale globally next year,” said Hedrick.
With an expected range of 120 miles on a charge, the lithium-ion polymer battery powered Kia Soul EV takes its design inspiration from the 2012 Kia Track’ster Concept vehicle as well as the currently available 2014 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle. Ideal for urban dwellers and commuters, the Kia Soul EV is expected to charge easily and quickly when plugged into a standard power outlet.
Kia offers lots of good things for drivers in and around Sacramento: Kia Hybrid models, efficient gasoline-powered vehicles like the popular 2014 Kia Soul and 2014 Kia Optima sedan, and soon there will be an all-electric Kia vehicle too. Too much of a good thing? With the Kia Soul EV, there’s no such thing!