Kia Soul EV
This summer Kia reached a milestone of selling its first 5,000 Soul EV electric cars.
Production of this model begin over one year ago in 2014.
By August 2015 sales of Kia Soul EV amounted to 5,399.
South Korea's car is sold mainly in a few countries, but Kia is slowly expanding availability of the Soul EV.
Through the end of August 2015, 1,177 were sold cumulatively in South Korea (in total 4,222 were sold overseas), while an additional 981 were sold in the US and at least 1,099 in Germany (registrations for 2015).
Another 1,000 or so we believe are in Norway, where our incomplete data already indicate a several-hundred-strong fleet of Soul EVs.
All in all, around 4 of 5 Soul EVs were sold in South Korea, Germany, Norway or US (several states, recently expanded to 10).
Target for the second year? Unknown, but August ends with an all-time monthly high of 676 sales.
Source: Yonhap News Agency