2015 Kia Soul EV Availability To Expand to More States | Edmunds

2015 Kia Soul EV Availability To Expand to More States

IRVINE, California — The 2015 Kia Soul EV, a five-passenger electric vehicle, will be sold at select Kia dealerships in five more states, Kia Motors America announced this week.

Car shoppers in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii will be able to get their hands on the Soul EV, the first Korean electric vehicle sold in the U.S. The Soul EV went on sale last fall in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

The new dealership locations will be announced closer to the Soul EV's on-sale date in the expansion states later this year, the automaker said.

Additional markets are set to come online in 2016.

"Electric vehicle demand has been growing in these states and consumers there have expressed significant interest in Soul EV," said Kia in a statement.

Soul EV buyers will have access to charging stations installed at participating dealerships.

The Soul EV has a 93-mile range, according to the EPA and delivers 120 MPGe or miles per gallon equivalent in city driving and 92 MPGe on the highway.

Pricing on the Soul EV starts at $34,525, including an $825 destination charge and before a $7,500 federal tax credit and any state tax credits.

Key competitors to the Soul EV include the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV, 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, 2015 Nissan Leaf and 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers in more states will see their EV choices widen in short order, thanks to this move by Kia.

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