Kia Motors Corporation has just announced that they plan to produce an electric version of the Soul hatchback for the US market. Since the reveal of the Ray EV concept vehicle back in 2010 at the Chicago Auto Show, we have all been anxiously awaiting the arrival of an electric vehicle from Kia. The details are still obscure and Kia said that information on powertrain, range/MPGe and packaging will be released at an upcoming auto show. As soon as we find out more we will be sure to update you.
What we do know is that the Soul EV will be powered souly (pun intended) by a battery for gas-free driving and zero emissions. The official press release from Kia motors states that the new Kia Soul EV will, “combine the Soul’s funky and iconic design with new styling cues aimed at improving aerodynamics and distinguishing it from non-EV Souls”
An all electric model of Kia’s best-selling vehicles is the next obvious step for the company and we look forward to being able to provide our customers with a second eco- conscious vehicle option, next to the Optima Hybrid that was introduced in 2011. Stay tuned to Morrie’s Minnetonka Kia’s Facebook page for all the latest updates on new Kia models!