As a clean alternative fuel vehicle, the Soul EV is eligible for a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal in select states such as California. So, you can use HOV lanes even when you're driving solo, which can help shorten your commute time. Many other states have similar HOV lane and toll incentives for Soul EV.
Improved for 2018, the Soul EV’s slim lithium-ion polymer battery is packed with 30 kWh of energy to maximize driving range. We placed it right under the floor to give you more cabin space and better handling with a lower center of gravity. Add that to the instant torque from the electric motor and you’ve got one exhilarating ride.
Unlike many EVs, all Soul EVs come standard with the quickest available charge port, the DC Fast Charge, which supplies an 80% charge to an empty battery in about 30 minutes. That’s in addition to two more convenient ways to charge. Whether you’re starting your day, leaving the office, or enjoying your road trip, you can always find a full charge.
The Soul EV’s electric motor offers 109 horsepower. Its unique, multi-layer magnet design provides quiet, smooth-power performance. And its lightweight design helps deliver swift acceleration for an exciting and efficient drive.
With the Soul EV, you don’t have to compromise interior space or versatility. The 60/40 split-folding rear seats offer up to 49.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, and the hidden luggage under tray makes storing your 120-volt charging cord easy. From the ample headroom and legroom to the flexible cargo space, the Soul EV is made for hauling friends and all your gear.
Plug in your Soul EV and the eStatus Charge Light illuminates with 3 light levels to tell you when you reach full charge. A clear view through the windshield lets you quickly check your status from outside your car.
The Eco Cloth seat fabric is made out of plant-based materials like sugar cane and corn. It’s soft and durable, so there’s no tradeoff in quality for being eco-friendly.
The translucent white, double-injection molding provides a 3D effect for eye-catching style. And, in Soul EV form, it’s made from bio-based materials.
Connect the Soul EV to your mobile device with the available UVO eco system and UVO eco app. Receive battery charge-status alerts from the comfort of your couch. Unlock the driver door and adjust in-car climate before you even leave the house. With UVO, you get intuitive control right at your fingertips.
UVO, short for "your voice," is the latest evolution in telematics and infotainment. Whether you're in your EV or on the UVO eco app, it's the connectivity system that does it all. Get real-time data on your driving range. Schedule charge times or find a station. From voice-command navigation and emergency assistance, to UVO eco features like remote charging, UVO keeps you connected while on the go.
Smart active safety systems, such as Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and the Brake Assist System (BAS), work automatically by sensing and adapting to your driving conditions. It’s active, more precise control no matter the road.
At Kia, we are committed to helping you stay safe on the road. Featuring smart passive safety systems, like a reinforced structure and advanced airbags, the Soul EV is designed to help deliver added protection. So you can drive with peace of mind.
Complete with over-the-lap and shoulder straps, each seat in the Soul EV includes 3-point seat belts to help secure you and your passengers during an impact. And front seat-belt pretensioners are made to tighten up the slack on seat belts to help keep occupants restrained during certain collisions.