2018 Kia Soul EV gets a 30 kWh battery
Every battery capacity upgrade is welcome.
That the Kia Soul EV was getting a battery capacity upgrade soon isn’t a surprise, but now we have the official confirmation from a Kia dealership. Even if it’s in German and blurry, the document below shows us the battery capacity increase from 27 to 30 kWh (usable) and also the new NEDC range, which increases from 212 to 250 km. This battery capacity upgrade will also allow the 2018 Kia Soul EV to finally surpass the 100 miles (161 km) EPA range barrier. Remember that the current Kia Soul EV only has a 93 miles (150 km) EPA range.
It’s still not clear if the 2018 Kia Soul EV will finally move from CHAdeMO to Combined Charging System (CCS) in Europe and USA, where this is the official fast charging standard. I think it’s about time.
Thanks to Stefan Ko and Rui Dias for the heads-up.