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by RaleighRon
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Montreal electric taxi fleet, to start 3-month trial run
Replies: 2
Views: 14866

Re: Montreal electric taxi fleet, to start 3-month trial run

Interesting idea, with an Uber-like business model. I wonder how the charging wait-times might impact the Soul EV and Nissan LEAF taxis availability - as I assume they might travel more than 80 miles/day.
by RaleighRon
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Is the Shadow Black Kia Soul hot in summer?
Replies: 2
Views: 4371

Re: Is the Shadow Black Kia Soul hot in summer?

I don't have experience with owning a black Kia Soul, but both NPR's Car Talk and the MythBusters TV show studied this years ago, and they determined black cars did heat up more than white cars, by about 10 degrees. http://community.cartalk.com/discussion/2141572/black-car-vs-white-car
by RaleighRon
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Atlanta Deals
Replies: 13
Views: 16310

Re: Atlanta Deals

Decided to go for a lease Soul EV. I live in NC, but plan to lease from the Atlanta area. I've gotten several lease quotes, and they are all over the place, in terms of monthly payments. I thought I might strike a bargain on one of the remaining 2015s, but their lease price quotes don't seem much be...
by RaleighRon
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: is this a good lease deal?
Replies: 13
Views: 17104

Re: is this a good lease deal?

I wonder if Soul EV lease rates will drop soon, now that BMW i3 has an advertised 2-year lease of $229/month and 10K miles per year.
by RaleighRon
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Rough lease estimates for the Seattle area
Replies: 9
Views: 12142

Re: Rough lease estimates for the Seattle area

I don't live in WA, and I haven't looked at leases much, but I thought Soul EV leases were advertised online at $249/mo for the base level, and $289 for the + (plus) model. Plus, I just read that the fastest selling EV last month was the BMW i3, with advertised 2-year lease deals of only $229/mo. I ...
by RaleighRon
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Panoramic Roof?
Replies: 7
Views: 7290

Re: Panoramic Roof?

DarthNick wrote:It should be noted that in Canada you do not get the light up speakers, but the package does cost less ($800 CAD vs $1100 US).


Sounds like we're getting a bad deal in the USA. That means we're paying $300 for light-up speakers. I doubt most people would think that's a worthwhile cost.
by RaleighRon
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the Soul EV
Topic: Pics : 2016 model with sunroof option
Replies: 4
Views: 12282

Re: Pics : 2016 model with sunroof option

Such a massive sunroof! Does each portion of the sunroof have a cover that slides to cover the glass inside (to prevent direct sunlight from entering on a hot day, that is)?
by RaleighRon
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2016 differences
Replies: 5
Views: 15460

Re: 2016 differences

Just looked closer at the text in the link, and footnote 1 says 2016 Soul EV-e will be available only in California.
by RaleighRon
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2016 differences
Replies: 5
Views: 15460

Re: 2016 differences

Thanks for the link! Isn't the Heat Pump already standard on 2015 Soul EVs? I like the addition of a sunroof option. I'm surprised they're offering a lower-cost option, the 2016 Soul EV-e. After looking at the 2015 inventory list online, it seems the top-level EV+ models are selling fast (except for...
by RaleighRon
Sat May 16, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Atlanta Deals
Replies: 13
Views: 16310

Re: Atlanta Deals

I live just over the border from Georgia in NC. Since GA law is changing July 1, and GA residents won't get a state tax credit on EVs bought after that date, I'm guessing it will be better for me to wait until after July 1 to lease or buy a Soul EV. There might be better deals then, since the local ...

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