KIA Soul EV 30 kWh Auto

  • Used model
  • Including OLEV grant (Category 1)
  • Electric, Crossover
  • Electric drive-train, 5 door
RANGE
155 miles
RAPID
DC ✓
NGC Rating
23
12

KIA Soul EV review

NGC verdict 09.04.2019

Kia’s Soul EV was one of the earliest models available in the EV market, offering a range that challenged the likes of Nissan’s Leaf, but in a stylish yet practical crossover shape. Where the Leaf - plus other rivals from BMW, VW, and Renault - have seen new batteries added, significantly improving range, the Soul EV has had to make do with a far smaller battery upgrade. Instead, Kia has focused on electrifying other models in its line-up, with the Optima and Niro ranges getting first a plug-in hybrid option, and in the case of the Niro, an all-electric model too. Now Kia has returned its attention to the Soul, with a second generation Soul EV due for launch, promising a long range and excellent levels of kit. NGC attended the European launch to see what it’s like.

Review by Chris Lilly

Review by Chris Lilly

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Range &
Charging

Range
155 miles
124 miles
Real-world
Std charge
4+ hours
30 mins
Rapid charge
Real kWh
18 kWh/
100km
Electricity price
17 p/kWh

Vehicle
Emissions

Official CO2
0 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
N/A
NOx:0 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
25GHG
AQ21
0 least polluting

Vehicle
Taxation

Standard
£0 2019/20
Reg before 01/04/17
Standard
£0 2019/20
Reg from 01/04/17
BIK rate
16% 2019/20
0% (2020/21) 1% (2021/22)

KIA Soul EV 30 kWh Auto key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Electric Motor
    81.4 kW
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Engine Power
    109 HP / 111 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    10.8 seconds
  • Top Speed
    90 mph / 145 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    100% Discount ULED
  • Vehicle Inlets
    Type 1, CHAdeMO
  • Eligible for OLEV grant
    Yes

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Date Updated:25th Mar 2019

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