2020 Kia Soul EV gets 243mile EPA driving range

first_img 62 kWh More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value The new 2020 Kia Soul EV will offer a 243-mile driving range, according to the EPA. That makes it one of the longest-range affordable electric cars on sale today, and marks a huge improvement over the last-generation Soul EV’s 93-mile range.The new Soul Electric debuted alongside the standard, internal-combustion 2020 Soul at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The cars have a striking new look inside and out, as well as new features. For the Soul EV, the biggest news is a bigger battery pack. It now has a 64-kilowatt-hour capacity, compared to the old Soul EV’s 27-kWh pack. The new Soul also has more power, with its electric motor rated at 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque, versus the preceding model’s 109 hp and 210 lb-ft.What’s most important is how the Soul EV’s range compares to other affordable electric cars. It beats the range of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the new Nissan Leaf E+, as well as the Kia Niro Electric, but won’t quite offer as much driving range as the Hyundai Kona Electric. You can see how the cars compare in the chart below. The Kia Soul EV will be able to use fast-charging to get an 80 percent charge in as little as an hour. On the more common Level 2 charging standard, Kia says charge times will be up to 9 hours, 35 minutes, while on Level 1, 120-volt charging, a full battery charge will take a whopping 59 hours. In other words, you’re going to want that Level 2 charger in your garage.We’ll have to wait a little longer to find out just how much the 2020 Kia Soul EV will cost, and to get behind the wheel, but based on its funky design and impressive range alone, color us excited for the battery-powered hatchback. Electric Cars 239 miles 64 kWh Kia 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous EPA Range 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 258 miles Kia Soul EV 32 Photos 238 miles The 2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV make their world debut at the LA Auto Show Nissan Leaf E+center_img Kia Niro Electric Battery Capacity Vehicle 60 kWh 64 kWh Share your voice 226 miles Comment Chevrolet Bolt EV 64 kWh 1 Electric car EPA ranges Tags 243 miles Hyundai Kona Electric Kialast_img

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