SOURCE: Kia Motors Corporation
Kia to show all-new Soul EV and next-generation hybrid powertrain at Geneva
Embodying the iconic design of the recently-launched second-generation Kia Soul, the all-new Kia Soul EV will become the brand's first globally-sold electric vehicle when production starts in the second half of 2014.
The Soul EV is a front-wheel drive electric vehicle with a high-capacity 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and class-leading 200 Wh/kg battery energy density. Power comes from an 81.4 kW electric motor producing a generous 285 Nm of torque. The vehicle will appeal to city commuters thanks to a driving range of around 200km on a single charge.