We must say, we're disappointed by what we learned from Kia at the 2014 LA Auto Show.

According to the Korean automaker, the Soul EV's current rollout status does not include plans to go nationwide.  Basically, Kia tells us that the Soul EV will only be  available in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

We repeat...at this point in time, Kia has no plans to expand to Soul EV's rollout to states other than 5 listed above.  Bummer.

Kia adds that all U.S. Soul EVs come standard with heat pump, heated seats and steering wheel & CHAdeMO.  Additionally, our man on the scene says that state of charge is displayed in numeric form in the center screen info display, but there's no battery temperature display. There is only one wheel available (pictured), no optional wheels are offered at this time.

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Kia Soul EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney