Kia Soul EV Electric Car Infographic

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The Kia Soul EV is one of the strongest all-around electric cars available today. Unfortunately, it’s not offered nationwide. Therefore, sales are low, but nonetheless Kia is presenting the Soul EV as perhaps the best EV available today in this Soul EV electric car infographic:


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They did a really nice job with this info graphic. That is the first time I have seen all the battery warranties in one chart together.
This is the beast warranty to date. Kudos to the Kia Soul to be the first to beat the gauntlet thrown down by the Chevy Volt in 2011.

Tesla warranty and range aren’t true of most buyers… since most go with the 85kW pack. Unlimited Km warranty over eight yrs and 265 mile range…

They can advertise it all they want as the best EV but if you can’t buy it it’s useless!!!!

I have a 2011 Nissan leaf I live in Ohio I love the car but the battery sucks in the freezing winter does anyone know if this battery is with the new formula like the 2014 and 15 Nissan leaf that doesn’t get suck so much in the winter and also how does it heat

There are a number of Leaf Specific Forums online. I’d go to one of them, join it, read up a bit, then ask questions of other owners in similar situations such as yours.

For Example:

I ment if the battery in the Kia was better for winter then the old leaf
Sorry if I confused anyone

From owner of SoulEv it appear to be less prone to loose charging capability or capacity in cold temperature than just about any other EV.
The Kia as a unique lithium polymer that is different than all others.
Beside having a much more efficient heating setup.
I own a MY12 Leaf and happy with it, but would like better everything.

At -20c we went from 150km to 122km range.

Also heard unconfirm information that Kia labelled their battery as having 27 kwh, but that is in fact the usable part of it.
From this source the total capacity that all other claimed as the battery capacity, is 31.5 kwh for the Kia.
Is there anyone having trusted spec about it?

Found a link to an article by Tony William who state:Of course, the Nissan LEAF has a significantly smaller 24kWh battery than the Soul EV, and of that 24kWh, only about 21.3kWh is usable to propel the car. The Kia Soul EV properly advertises the size of the battery that the consumer cares about; the useable stored autonomous energy. We found that to be almost exactly 27kWh useable, which means that the actual Kia Soul EV battery size is about 30.5kWh total.

But then, there ain’t no miracle comparing 20.5 kwh to 27 kwh to prove which one wille do better.
O.K. topic is about infografic and this one is very well done.

It’s wrong on the Tesla Model S drivetrain warranty. That was changed to a lifetime unlimited mileage warranty as of Aug 2014 and it was retroactive to apply to all cars before that as well.

That’s only for 85 kWh Teslas, not for the 60 kWh Telsa in the list above.

Should be noted though that most buyers opt for the 85kW pack with the better warranty and range.

and as a rule of thumb a 60 owner with an odd power system or drive train failure can go up the management chain and get a free repair. Tesla so far hasn’t shafted anyone on an out of warranty repair on those sorts of items. They do however hold the line on bodywork/cosmetic issues, they’ll charge you dearly for a body panel or headlight assembly. Just don’t wreck your Model S! 🙂

See for some in depth discussion.

An excellent info graphic. Wish they all did the same thing. But it will be interesting to see what happens when the Chevy Bolt hits the streets at around $35,000 and a 200 mile range. Can’t help but think that everybody except Tesla will dry up unless they fit into someone’s little niche.

Whether it’s the Bolt or something else, I’m sure that once someone introduces a $35k car with real 200 mile range the others will all quickly follow suit.

Very nice infographic. Kia appears to have caught on that the Soul EV is bringing new people into the showrooms that would not have otherwise crossed the street.

If they can get battery prices down and range up to 150 this could be a modern-era “people’s car”.

The chart is mostly nice, but the “flowchart” is pretty dumb. Turns out *everyone* is ready to invest in an EV! (all decisions lead to “Yes!”) 🙂

Pretty good marketing then, eh?