Introducing the 2016 Kia Soul EV in Langley
Kia's entry into the electric vehicle market is the Kia Soul EV: a pure-electric vehicle as efficient as it is fun to drive! Kia has had a while to study the competition, and now Kia is making electric driving that much more accessible to Canadian drivers. You're looking at about 150km of driving range on a single charge--more than enough for city and family life in Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford, and the Greater Vancouver Area.
Drivers already familiar with the gas-powered Kia Soul will love that the Soul EV is styled similarly--so much so, that you might have trouble telling the difference! The electric version is aimed at even better aerodynamics than it's sibling, making for that much more fun a ride. You can also expect the gold standard here for EV driving, thanks to the B (braking) Gear option. This feature is what offers maximum regenerative braking energy and single-pedal driving.
The base-level Soul EV comes standard with navigation, a rear camera, a power driver's seat, cruise control, infotainment, and more. Leather-trimmed and heated seats, projection-style fog lamps, and power-folding mirrors are options, should you want them. Take a look in our New and Used inventories for your perfect electric vehicle in the Soul EV!
The 2016 Kia Soul EV's Performance
Packed inside the Soul EV is a 81.4-kW, 109-horsepower electric motor offering plenty of power for city driving and beyond. This kind of performance is top of the line in the EV segment. When you combine this with the responsive, quick handling typical of a true Kia, you get one of the best city vehicles available, period. And then there's the class-leading acceleration taking you from 0-60 in under 12 seconds, and the top speed of 150kms per hour. As you can tell, the heart and soul of a true Kia are here in the Kia Soul EV.
The 2016 Kia Soul EV's Efficiency & Range
The biggest factor in EV driving range is battery capacity, and the Kia Soul EV delivers here. This is another area where the Soul EV edges out the competition that typically have 21 to 24 kilowatt-hour packs. The Soul EV has a 27 kilowatt-hour battery pack for more juice and 17kms more range than competitors.
You're going places with the Kia Soul EV. In fact, you're going 150kms in range on multiple trips.
Charging the 2016 Kia Soul EV
Your new 2016 Kia Soul EV uses a 6.6-kW onboard charger for daily refueling. This adds 30-40kms of range in just one hour. Of course, you can charge your EV with one of the many charging stations throughout the Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford, and Greater Vancouver areas so you can fuel-up on the go. The Kia Soul EV also comes standard with a CHAdeMO quick-charge port to let you recharge from empty to 80 percent in 30 minutes at a compatible quick-charge station.
Comfort & Safety in the Kia Soul EV
High-quality materials adorn the Soul EV, making it as attractive inside as you'd expect with the gas-powered Kia Soul. With the 60:40 rear seats occupied, you and your family or friends will enjoy 24.2 cubic feet of cargo space, or 61.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
The 2016 Kia Soul EV is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, making it one of the safest electric vehicles on the road!