Kia Soul EV Hits 4 More States, On Sale In 10 Now

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

The Kia Motors Soul EV will soon be available in 4 more US states — following the successful launch of the model in California, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Georgia last year, according to a new press release from the company.

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The new states where the Soul EV will be on sale (as the title indicates) are: New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Connecticut. Once sale begins in those markets, that means that the Soul EV will be available in 10 US states in total.

In the 4 new states in question, 19 certified dealers will be offering the model for sale, as well as providing service when needed. Charging stations present at these dealers will also be available for use by drivers. To be more specific here, there will be 8 dealerships in New York offering the Soul EV; 6 in New Jersey; 3 in Maryland; and 2 in Connecticut.

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“Kia’s sales strategy for the Soul EV has been progressive and pragmatic since its launch late last year,” stated Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America. “California consumers created a high level of demand, and the state’s large infrastructure made it a natural place to start. Between consumer reaction to the Soul EV and growing infrastructure programs in states such as these in the Northeast, this is a logical – and exciting – next step in our rollout plan.”

Sales in the 4 new states mentioned will begin during the 4th quarter.

The recent press release provides further details:

Soul EV owners will easily be able to locate the numerous charging stations using the standard UVO EV Services telematics system. Available at no cost for the first five years of ownership, UVO EV Services utilizes an embedded connectivity solution powered by the Verizon network and an integral smartphone app to provide Soul EV owners with an innovative, real-time, in-vehicle connectivity experience that includes navigation and a host of added convenience features.

Offered in two trims, Base and + (Plus), the 2016 Soul EV MSRP4 is $33,950 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base and $35,950 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Plus. A lease price of $249/month for the Soul EV Base is also available.

The $249 lease quote is apparently with regard to a 36-month lease with $1,999 due at signing.

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Images via Kia Motors

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4 thoughts on “Kia Soul EV Hits 4 More States, On Sale In 10 Now

  • I love this car from the moment I laid eyes on it. So much badass in this world of dull cars. Would love to some day own it. Preferably the EV model.

    • Nice car to sit in as well…

      • Perhaps one of the people writing for clean technica or EV obsession need to point out that EV’s are used/have been used for a long time on two planets, EARTH and MARS and on our MOON as well.
        Was the moon rover not the most expensive EV ever build or would that have been one of the mars rovers (without the transport cost to the place of use)?

    • Look into leasing options. Factor in gas savings and maintenance savings and you may well end up with a very cheap car.

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