I need to figure out how I can transport bikes on the Soul EV Base before I lease. When we had a 2007 Prius we could transport 2 bikes on the roof and another 2 using a trunk mount. I don't know that I need a full 4 bikes but at least 2 is necessary. Lastly, around once a year in summer I would need to still have a range of ~80 miles to get between two charging stations.
I have seen a few different options:
1) Have a rack company install a rear hitch by removing the plastic cover. Would this be a problem on a leased car?
2) Have a rack company install tracks on the top of the car to put two bikes on top. Would this be a problem on a leased car as well?
3) Use the roof rack by ordering the Thule 1820 fitting kit from Europe. Does anyone know of a retailer with that kit who ships to the US?
4) Use a trunk mounted bike rack. I already have the Yakima KingJoe 3 bike carrier I used with the Prius. Has anyone used this type of carrier with the EV? It is listed as working with the non-EV Soul but I don't know if the rear hatch is similar.
Did I miss any options?