Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

In one of the latest SAE Magazines video, there is a short presentation on the battery pack in the Kia Soul EV, which, in appearance reminds us of the Nissan LEAF battery pack.

Kia is using cells supplied by SK Innovation, with NCM cathodes and according to Steve Kosowski (National Manager, Long-Range Strategy/Product Planning, Kia Motors America) this type will soon be implemented in the Volt (of course, the manufacturer for Volt cells is LG Chem).

27 kWh lets Kia Soul EV get a 93-mile range score in the EPA cycle. This battery pack is also able to accept charge of up to 100 kW.

"Automotive Engineering magazine covers the 2015 Kia Soul EV traction battery. Steve Kosowski, National Manager, Long-Range Strategy/Product Planning, Kia Motors America, provides the details."