Kia Soul EV 39 kWh
Power and Speed
|136 HP (99 kW)|
Number of Engines
|Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
Battery and Charge
|289 km (179 miles)|
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
Year of Production
About Kia Soul EV 39 kWh
Kia Soul EV is one of the cheapest electric crossovers on the market. It shares the same electric drivetrain with the Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona. Electric version of the Soul offers 39 kWh and 64 kWh battery options, same as the Kia e-Niro. Electric motor power is 136 HP and 204 HP respectively.
Original Kia Soul designed by the automaker’s California design center. The Soul EV, also known as e-Soul, is being built in South Korea since its launch in 2014. Latest version of the Soul EV has been delayed for US market, but it can be bought in most of the Europe, and Canada. Soul EV priced at around $36,000 in Europe.
Soul EV comes with 134 HP and 204 HP electric motor options, both drivetrains have the same 395 Nm torque figure. These models can get from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds and 7.8 seconds respectively. Top speed is 155 km/h with the Soul EV 39 kWh and 167 km/h in the Soul EV 64 kWh.
Design and Features
Kia Soul EV is a cute-looking compact electric crossover. It has a fully closed front grille which can reduce aerodynamic drag, and not so aerodynamical but distinctive boxy exterior design. It has got slim headlights on the front and very long taillights on the back. It has been using almost the same design for a couple of years, revamped version might be on its way later in the 2022.
It has a wide 10.25-inch infotainment display which runs the same operating system installed in all new mid-range Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Android Auto & Apple CarPlay support is a must these days and Soul EV does provide its driver with that.
Kia includes a special feature to the electric crossover called “mood lighting” which is basically customizable colorful interior lights. Harmon Kardon sound system and wireless charging for the smartphones are optional, but you get couple of USB ports as usual.
Thanks to its boxy design, Soul EV has lots of space for both front and back seat passengers. Luggage capacity is quite low, around 300 liters.
Range and Charging
Kia Soul EV can be equipped with two battery packs which offer 39-kWh and 64-kWh capacity. Electric Soul with the smaller pack can travel up to 289 kilometers on a single charge. Bigger battery option allows Soul EV to go as far as 450 km. 100 kW DC rapid charging is standard for both battery options.