All electric Soul boasts one of the longest driving ranges among affordable EVs.
If you’ve been waiting for the information about the EPA rating of the 2020 Kia Soul EV, your wait is over. The official figures have been released and we now know how far the new electric Soul can go on a full charge.
According to the EPA, the 2020 Kia Soul delivers 243 miles of range on a single charge! That makes it the longest-range EV in the current Kia model line-up, as well as one of the longest-range affordable electric cars on sale in the USA today.
243 miles represent a big step forward for the Soul EV. As seen in the table below, the official range has more than doubled from the previous generation model. That wasn’t unexpected, though, as we all knew that the size of the battery has also increased from 30 kWh (2019 model) to 64 kWh (2020 model).
2020 Kia Soul EV range (by year)
|Model year||Battery size||Range|
|2020||64 kWh||243 miles|
|2019||30 kWh||111 miles|
|2018||27 kWH||93 miles|
When the Soul electric vehicle first hit the roads in 2016, it featured a 27 kWh battery and 93 miles of range. For the 2019 model year, Kia engineers increased the size of the battery pack to 30 kWh, which resulted in slightly longer total range (111 miles).
Today, at the beginning of 2019, the new Soul incorporates a 64 kWh battery pack and an official range of 243 miles. This is a highly competitive figure that beats many of its similarly-priced rivals.
Let’s check how the Soul EV’s range compares to other affordable electric vehicles.
Electric car EPA range comparison
|Kia Soul EV||64 kWh||243 miles|
|Kia Niro EV||64 kWh||239 miles|
|Hyundai Ioniq EV||28 kWh||128 miles|
|Hyundai Kona EV||64 kWH||259 miles|
|Nissan Leaf E+||62 kWh||226 miles|
|Chevrolet Bolt EV||60 kWh||238 miles|
The latest boxy crossover from Kia boasts a longer range than newly launched Nissan Leaf E+ with 62 kWh battery and 226-mile driving range. It also beats the Chevy Bolt EV with the official EPA rating of 238 miles and the 239-mile Niro EV sibling model.
The only affordable electric car with more range (at this moment) is the Hyundai Kona EV. It can do 259 miles before fully depleting its battery.