This thread gets a mention on pushevs here -Kia Soul EV expected to get more battery capacity this year
Pushevs interprets the new 35kWh battery article to mean the Soul EV will get 35kWh useable. I don't think it actually says that. It could also be 35kWh total.
The Renault Samsung SM3 ZE in South Korea is expected to get a similar upgrade (27 to 35 kWh) is also not quite right. In this case both the 27 and 35 are total capacities. I think the SM3 will actually get a greater improvement proportionately than the Soul EV. Because (30.5 to 35 kWh) is not as good as (27 to 35 kWh). The Renault Samsung SM3 ZE is really the Renault Fluence
. It has an old battery and is in dire need of an upgrade.
The original article - http://www.etnews.com/20170119000323
is talking about SM3 taxis having their batteries replaced with the newer version.
There is no mention that older Soul EVs may be able to upgrade to a newer battery.
The interesting thing about EV taxis is that until today there was a rule that meant almost all taxis had to be greater than 4m70 in length.
This made the SM3 the only green car eligible to be a taxi. There are 100 SM3 ZE taxis here on Jeju. Problem with the SM3 is its low range.
And like all Renault cars it does not DC fast charge. They have an AC fast c harger and it is really slow.
According to this article - http://www.etnews.com/20170203000143
the law has changed.
The I oniq EV and Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell can now be taxis.
This also probably explains why the I oniq EV is about to get 4cm more rear headroom.
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