The Kia Soul EV is a fully electric automobile – not a hybrid – so one can only imagine the limitless possibilities that come with opting for this, instead of a conventional gas-gulping car. The motor creates its energizing power from a super strong lithium-ion battery pack. This 27-kilowatt-hour energy is much larger than those used by other electric cars presently on the market. The energy efficiency is sitting at the equivalent of 105 miles per gallon. That means it can travel 105 miles with the amount of energy provided by a gallon of gas. Its EPA rating is impressive, too, at 93 miles.
It can be difficult to find a truly energy-efficient car with all the bells and whistles – and even design – that is to your liking. However, the Kia Soul EV is by all standards a cool-looking car. For the 2017 model, Kia opted for a high-gloss look, and an interesting new take on the interior layout. Sit back and relax in the deep foam cushions, and enjoy normal height capacity despite its overall smaller frame.
There’s no need to roam the city streets in search of a charger for your vehicle. With the Kia Soul EV, each customer receives a standard CHAdeMO DC fast charge port with a plug lock, and an onboard charger for level two charging. Get your car filled with energy in as few as five hours at a 240-volt charging station. If you’re at a lower, 120-volt outlet, be mindful that it can take a full day: Charge it up before you go to sleep or when you go out-of-town, so it will be ready to drive when you need it. Additionally, Kia offers its own charging areas, and if you’re at a 500kw CHAdeMO charger, you can fill up most of your resources in around just half an hour.
Some Kia Soul EV’s go to even greater lengths to conserve energy, with heat-pump heating and air-conditioning systems. Such systems use fewer resources than typical heaters and conditioners, making your car more useable across continents. It’s assets like these that make Kia’s models some of the best energy-efficient cars on the market.
The Kia Soul isn’t shy to compete with its conventional competitors who offer up significant technological advances. The front seat of the Kia Soul EV is fully loaded with an 8-inch touchscreen, rear camera, and excellent entertainment system. Not sure whether your car is ready for you at its charging dock? You can check your charge status remotely, or if you’re on the road and need a station, you can search for the best and closest one.
If you’re ready to try the energy-saving approach full-force, you’ve made the right choice with Kia Soul EV. The sleek design, compact look, spacious interior, and cutting-edge technology are certainly going to impress. Visit your Kia dealership today to test drive the Soul EV.
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