Specs:

Range – up to 450 kms
Acceleration – 0 to 100kph around 8.5 secs
Top Speed – approx 145 kph
Good Space All Around
Seats – 5 adults

Pure Electric
Charge Time – 20-80% charge in 42 minutes
Fast Charge – 9 hours 35 mins with 7kW wall charger
Drivetrain – front wheel drive
Single Speed constant ratio drive

Price: Around AUD $54,000

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In Brief

The Kia Soul EV was first unveiled at the 2014 Chicago auto show and is due for delivery in the third quarter of 2014. The EV was  initially offered in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.   The 2020 Soul has is capable of  20-80% in 42 minutes from a  100kW fast charger. The range with the 64kW battery is stated at 450kms. The Soul has a lot of inbuilt tech for both its user interface and loads of inbuilt safety features. The new battery cell chemistry has resulted in a massive increase of 25% more energy per unit of volume than the previous model. The e-Soul comes with a 7 year/100,000mile warranty, that includes both battery and electric motor. The 2020 Soul will be on offer in the UK for around £30K.