Initial Kia Soul EV Price Set at $33,700

Kia Soul EVThe all-new 2015 Kia Soul EV price is about what you might expect. It will begin with a sticker price of $33,700, plus an $875 destination fee. However, there is a $7,500 federal tax credit that drops the final price to under $30,000.

Debuting in October, the Kia Soul EV will primarily be available in California. In 2015, it’s Kia’s intention to bring the Soul EV to other states that follow California’s lead of requiring car manufacturers to sell zero-emission cars that run on battery power or convert hydrogen into electricity using fuel cells. States currently under consideration include Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. 

California motorists have set the tone for years when it comes to electric vehicles. Earlier this month, the 100,000th plug-in vehicle was sold to a California driver. That’s an amazing 40% of all plug-in vehicles sold in the entire country!

Kia Soul EV Facts and Figures

The Kia Soul EV gets an impressive average of 93 miles on a single charge – one of the better numbers among electric vehicles despite being one of the roomier models out there. Still, it pales in comparison to the 265 miles per charge generated by Tesla.

The Soul EV has been produced to have the same look and feel as their gas-powered siblings – but that’s where the similarities end. The 27-kWh batteries power an electric motor generating 109 horsepower and 210 lbs.-ft. of torque – and the batteries recharge in less than five hours.

How does the Kia Soul EV compare in price to others? While it comes in about $5,000 higher than the Nissan Leaf, it is less expensive than an electric Ford Focus ($35,170) and a Honda Fit EV ($36.625).  There will also be a slightly higher-prices Soul EV (called the EV Plus) that includes a package with heated and cooled leather seats, fog lights, and power-folding mirrors.

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