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Spy Shots
Kia Soul EV spied, shows over 250-mile range

We expect it will deliver similar power and range as Kona Electric

We expect it will deliver similar power and range as Kona Electric.

Spy Shots
Next-gen Kia Soul EV spied

We get a peek at its new design

We get a peek at its new design.

Podcast
Car cocktails and Risky Business Porsches with Brett Berk | Autoblog Podcast #502

We talk movie cars and car-themed mixed drinks with contributor Brett Berk.

Official
Driverless cars from Kia hit the road in Nevada

Kia now has permission to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in Nevada, and the company plans to start by experimenting with partially driverless tech. It wants to put some of these systems on sale by 2020.

Recalls
Kia recalls 260k Souls for possible steering failure

Kia will recall 256,459 units of the 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV because potential separation in the steering assembly can cause drivers to lose control.

Official
Kia Soul EV will go on sale in four more US states

Eastern States Will Get Distribution In The Fourth Quarter This Year

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland will get the Kia Soul electric vehicle soon.

2016 Kia Soul EV gets $2k-cheaper base model

Kia has updated its Soul EV range, adding the new entry-level EV-e trim, which reportedly slashes the price by some $2,000 before incentives.

Official
Kia, Hyundai working on wireless charging with Mojo Mobility

Soul EV Can Roam Pacific Northwest With Lots More DC Fast Chargers

Kia will add electric-vehicle charging stations at dealerships throughout Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Georgia as it gets ready to sell more Soul EVs.

Official
Kia continues Ecology Center support, donates Soul EV

Kia is donating a Soul EV to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA, for the automaker's third year of partnering with the non-profit group. Last year, the company contributed two electric car charging stations.

Report
Kia dealer: Soul EV nothing but a political statement

E-Mail to Prospective Customer Says Electric Vehicle May Hurt Environment More Than Helping It

Kia of Vancouver dealership managers question Soul EV's financial and environmental benefits.

Official
Kia Soul EV will start sales in five more states by June

Automaker Cites California Popularity For Expansion

Kia Soul EV sales will come to Texas, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Georgia by June.

Recalls
208k Kia Soul models recalled over broken pedals

The Kia Soul – in both gasoline and electric variants – is being recalled due to accelerator pedals that may bend or break. A total of 208,858 vehicles are affected.

Exclusive
A verified hit, Kia Soul EV will come to new markets

Changes Planned For Original Five-State Distribution Plan

The Soul EV is so popular with new customers that Kia wants to expand availability beyond the 17 dealerships in California where it's currently sold. Where is still unspecified.

Exclusive
Nissan, Kia spending big to promote EVs, Chevy stays conservative on Volt

Football, Rachel Maddow Fans Among Most Engaged By 'Kick Gas'

With 22 months of record Leaf sales under its zero-emission belt, Nissan has started two big ad campaigns for the battery-powered Leaf. On TV, there's the Kick Gas campaign (it's a popular name) and on social media, Nissan is promoting the EV as the "world's cleanest car" (it's a paint thing). We don't know how much the paint prank is costing, but we do have some estimated numbers for the TV ads.

Report
Kia sold 123 North American Soul EVs in October

How happy were those Kia hamsters last month? We're guessing they were pretty pleased, because reports are out that the South Korean automaker sold 123 Kia Soul electric vehicles in North America during the model's first month of sales on the continent. Now crank up that funky music.

SEMA
Kia plies SEMA attendees with beer and ice cream food trucks

Kia's 2014 SEMA Show theme is "A Day At The Races," and in addition to a very powerful K900 luxury sedan, the company has revealed several vehicles that would make any day at the track more comfortable – and tasty.

Quick Spin
2015 Kia Soul EV

Progressing The Game, Just Not Changing It

You'd be forgiven if you weren't fully aware of this vehicle's existence. While the Soul EV is a big deal for Kia, as it marks the Korean brand's first foray into the world of pure electric vehicles here in the US, it simply has not a been able to garner much regard from the average car fan or, really, the automotive press.

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