A friend of mine here in Korea recently sold his 2014 Soul EV to a Jordanian dealer.
Good news for my friend because the used price has gone up substantially since the Jordanians began purchasing.
In fact the used price is similar to what he actually paid for the car four years ago, because the initial subsidy was so high.
It has been in the news here in Korea that this is quite common. (see link at the end of this post)
There's also a few posts on this forum from Jordanians (dealers?) buying used Soul EVs in the United States, so I decided to look further.
There's a site in Jordan with quite a few used Soul EVs - https://jo.opensooq.com/en/search/84415 ... -soal-2015
In American dollars the cars seem to be priced in Jordan at around $18,000.
They seem to be buying them both in Korea and the US for about $14,000.
The Soul EV in Korea did not come in 'All white' or 'Titanium' in 2015 so these must be US cars.
I assume all European used EVs go to Norway because the prices are higher there.
I also checked the annual temperatures in Jordan. I had assumed it was really hot. But this doesn't look as hot as Arizona.
I hope the new owners in Jordan know they will have to keep these cars cool, because I doubt the battery warranty will transfer to a country where Kia doesn't sell the car. If anyone reading this is an owner from Jordan, could you explain what warranty you were offered.
It seems the Jordanian Government is promoting Electric Vehicles with zero import taxes, no registration fees, and the building of substantial charging infrastructure. - Jordan driving into the future with electric cars
An article in the Korean news about these sales - Link to Korean Electronic Times Newspaper
The journalist seems to be upset that the large government subsidy towards EV purchases in Korea was intended to promote Clean Air in Korea. Having these EVs being sold abroad defeats the purpose. I don't agree. As long as the cars are used I don't care where in the world they are. To me it is much the same as all the German EVs going to Norway. The difference of course is that Norway is the best place in the world for longevity of a Lithium Ion battery. Jordan is probably not. Time will tell.