Kia Soul EV (2017)

The complete guide to charging your Kia Soul EV (2017), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

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KEY STATS
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Range (NEDC):

155

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Electric cost/mile:

4.13p

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Rapid charge:

Yes

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EV type:

Battery electric

Overview


With its distinctive and playful styling to match its conventionally fuelled cousins, the Kia Soul EV is as fun to look at as it is to drive. The first generation offered useful range, though the 2019 model takes things to the next level.

Charging Details


Charging time for a Kia Soul EV (2017)

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Kia Soul EV from empty to full. For rapid charging we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 15 h 8 m/h
3.7kW Home / Work 9 h 13 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 5 h 22 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 5 h 22 m/h
20%-80%
50kW Public Locations 30 min 85 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 20 min 170 m/30 min


* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Kia Soul EV with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 1


Max AC 1-phase rate: 6.6kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 6.6kW
Rapid: CHAdeMO


Max DC rate: 100kW
Connector location: Front - Middle
Connector location: Front - Middle

Where you can charge a Kia Soul EV

Place Kia Soul EV Benefits Solutions
At Home The most convenient way to charge your EV is at home overnight for a full battery each morning. Find out more
At Work Plug-in when you arrive at work and leave fully charged at the end of the day. Find out more
On Public Networks You can often top up for free when you are out and about at convenient locations including supermarkets and public car parks. Find out more

Cost to charge


Cost of charging a Kia Soul EV

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point public network is usually free through the Pod Point app.

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Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (Empty to full)* £4.16 4.13p
Public Rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £4.28 7.07p


* Assumes tariff of 14p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate
** Assumes tariff of 24p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers

Recommended chargers and prices

Place Product Price
Home 3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger From £279*
Workplace 7kW Solo or Twin Chargers** Speak to our team


* Price includes £500 OLEV grant, full price £779.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.

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Vehicle Specs


Range
Official range (WLTP*) N/A
Official range (NEDC*) 155 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 101 miles


* For more information on "WLTP", "NEDC" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

Performance
0-62 mph 11.2 seconds
Top speed 90 mph
Engine power 109 bhp / 81kW
Torque 285 Nm
EV type Battery electric
Battery size 33 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 30 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) 230 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official MPG (NEDC) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 45 gCO2/km


*This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2018 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase,Tax & Grants


The Kia Soul EV is eligible for the OLEV Plug-in Car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants. You will also benefit from £0 year 1 road tax and London congestion charge.

Purchase
OTR price £30,495
Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
18/19 13% £3,957
19/20 16% £4,870
20/21 2% £609


* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge £0
Insurance
Insurance group 18
Grants*
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OLEV EVHS Grant £500 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant £3,500 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation


* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.