Kia Soul EV Specifications

2nd Generation Kia e-Soul Electric Vehicle

The redesigned and updated Soul EV is being called the e-Soul to help differentiate it from the previous version.

The Kia e-Soul will be available with 2 different battery pack sizes, except in the USA where only the long-range will be available.

Kia e-Soul Specifications

Long-range battery pack

  • 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery (180 Ah of capacity and 356 V of nominal voltage, 170 kW power output)
  • Range WLTP: 452 km (280 miles). U.S. version was rated by EPA at 243 miles (391 km)
  • Energy consumption WLTP: 157 Wh/km
  • Energy density (cell) 250 Wh/kg
  • 150 kW (@ 3,800 – 8000 rpm) and 395 Nm (@ 0 – 3,600 rpm) permanent magnet AC synchronous motor
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 167 km/h (104 miles)
  • on-board charger 7.2 kW
  • CCS DC fast-charging capability as standard – from 20% up to 80% capacity in just 42 minutes from a 100 kW DC fast-charger
  • Weight: 1,682 kg (Curb weight) and 2,180 kg (Gross weight)
  • Luggage capacity (litres, VDA):
    • Behind second row 315
    • Behind first row 1,339

Standard battery pack

  • 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery (120 Ah of capacity and 327 V of nominal voltage, 104 kW power output)
  • Range WLTP: 277 km (172 miles)
  • Energy consumption WLTP: 145 Wh/km
  • Energy density (cell) 250 Wh/kg
  • 100 kW (@ 2,600 – 8000 rpm) and 395 Nm (@ 0 – 2,400 rpm) permanent magnet AC synchronous motor
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 156 km/h (97 miles)
  • on-board charger 7.2 kW
  • CCS DC fast-charging capability as standard – from 20% up to 80% capacity in just 42 minutes from a 100 kW DC fast-charger
  • Weight: 1,593 kg (Curb weight) and 2,025 kg (Gross weight)
  • Luggage capacity (litres, VDA):
    • Behind second row 315
    • Behind first row 1,339

1st Generation Kia Soul EV

The 2015 Kia Soul EV hasn’t been fully unveiled, so the specifications provided by Kia are minimal, and most are estimates and/or subject to change by the time production begins.

The Soul EV will weigh around 440 pounds more than the gasoline powered Soul, so the curb weight will be somewhere around 3150 lbs which will put it about 140 lbs lighter than the Nissan Leaf.

Kia Soul EV Specs

On February 6th, 2014, at the world reveal of the 2014 Kia Soul EV at the Detroit Auto Show, Kia announced production specifications for the Soul EV.

  • Electric Motor 109 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque
  • Battery Pack 27 kWh lithium polymer, located beneath the cabin ensuring a low center of gravity. Class leading battery energy density of 200 Wh/kg
  • Electric Range Kia is targeting 80-100 miles of real world range.
  • Recharge Time Using CHAdeMO quick charge, less than 25 minutes. On a 240 volt EVSE, under 5 hours
  • Top Speed 90 mph
  • Acceleration 0-62mph in under 12 seconds
  • Lighting Projection headlights, LED rear lights and corner lights
  • Aerodynamics Aerodynamically shaped alloy wheels, smart air intake control system
  • Heating/Cooling Individual ventilation system, allows each person to heat/vent/cool as necessary to minimize power consumption

Outdated Specifications:

  • Price £25,000 (est)
  • Top Speed 90mph
  • 0-62mph 12 seconds
  • Range 124 miles (not sure what test cycle this is on, but not the US EPA)
  • Weight 1550 kg
  • Motor 81.4 kW electric motor
  • Power 109 hp
  • Torque 210 lb-ft
  • Battery 27 kWh lithium ion battery pack
  • Transmission single speed

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