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2015 Kia Soul EV debuts at Chicago Auto Show
2015 Kia Soul EV debuts at Chicago Auto Show

The Kia Soul may look like a hipster's car, but a 2014 redesign gave it grown-up refinement on the inside, and at the Chicago Auto Show Kia showed the car's green side by taking the wraps off the 2015 Soul EV. Powered by a 27 kWh lithium polymer battery, the Soul EV is the first battery electric vehicle from the South Korean manufacturer. Kia says it will have a range of 80 to 100 miles. A sliding door in the front grille opens to let owners plug in to 120- or 240-volt outlets, as well as a CHAdeMO fast-charging option. Charging times are up to 24 hours on a 120-volt outlet and just five hours on a 240-volt outlet. Kia also says an 80-percent charge can be achieved in 33 minute...

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