2020 Kia Soul EV: 64kWh battery for bold new electric hatch

Although there’s no official EPA estimate yet, the 64kWh Hyundai Kona EV has a rating of 250mi (402km) and is roughly the same size and profile as the Kia.


The Kia Soul EV’s electric motorhas 201hp (150kW) and 291 lb-ft (395Nm), and there are four driving modes availble: Eco, Comfort, Sport and Eco+. There are four regenerative braking levels (0 to 3), a Brake and Hold system where the Regen paddle can stop the car, and a Smart Regen System, which can take into account other traffic and hills.

Among the Soul EV’s standard features are a 64kWh lithium polymer battery, 10.25″ touchscreen, unique 17″ wheels, restyled front and rear bumpers, sealed off grille, a rotary shifter, and remotely scheduled charging.

Options include a 10-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, wireless smartphone charging, leather steering wheel, and vegan leather heated front seats.



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Joshua Thompson

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News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.


2020 Kia Soul EV: 64kWh battery for bold new electric hatch