Kia's 2015 Soul EV prepares to enter U.S. market
Kia Motors said it will start building a battery-powered version of its Soul compact in Korea next month. The car will be Hyundai-Kia's first battery-powered EV export, with destinations including the United States and Europe.
For this year, the global sales target is 5,000 Soul EVs. In Korea, the Soul EV will cost about half of its 42 million won ($39,400) price tag after government subsidies, similar to the higher-end model of the gasoline version, Reuters reports.
The car can run up to 148 km (92 miles) per 24- to 33-minute fast charge or 4 hours on slow charge.
Hyundai, like Japanese rival Toyota Motor Corp., has long concentrated on fuel cell vehicles powered by electricity generated using hydrogen, touting...
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