Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

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Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a charging network. As an added value, select Kia dealers will allow Soul EV owners to charge at no cost.

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Kia Soul EV A Big Hit In CA; Sales To Expand Sooner Than Planned

Green Car Reports

Just over a year ago, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as the Korean brand''s first U.S.-market At the time, Kia said it would launch the Soul EV in California, but would eventually expand sales of the battery-electric tall wagon to four more states.

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Kia teases release of electric AWD concept at Chicago show

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Kia Motors America will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The concept was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers.

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

Green Car Reports

When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest. Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii. DON'T MISS: 2016 Kia. Green Connecticut Maryland New Jersey New York plug-in cars

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Recalled For Fragile Accelerator Pedal

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Another recall for a low-volume electric car: 2015 Kia Soul EV tall wagons--as well as a much higher number of 2014 and 2015 Soul gasoline models--are being recalled to replace fragile accelerator pedals. The pedals in the affected cars can break, making it difficult for the driver to control the vehicle''s speed and increasing the risk of loss of. Green acceleration pedal plug-in cars

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Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Kia Motors outlined its mid- to long-term plans for the development of a greatly increased range of environmentally friendly vehicles, with the goal of becoming a leader in the low-emissions car market by 2020. The new investment by Hyundai Motor Group, Kia’s parent company, totals 11.3

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2015 Kia Soul EV: Animals, Electrons, Maroon 5 (Video)

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A new video posted last Wednesday uses Kia''s now-familiar supersized hamsters to market the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. DON''T MISS: 2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show The Korean

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2015 Kia Soul EV Video Road Test

Green Car Reports

The Hamsters are back, and they''re performing a science experiment that resulted in this: the 2015 Kia Soul EV. Let''s start with what makes the Soul EV different from any other Kia Soul to date: the powertrain. It’s one of the newest electric cars on the market, but what''s it like to use? It’s driven by an 80-kilowatt electric motor

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Kia Soul To Get Hybrid AWD? 'Rugged Runabout' For Chicago Show Adds Electric AWD

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Exactly two weeks from now at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia will unveil a new concept car with an outdoorsy theme. DON''T MISS: 2015 Kia Soul EV: First Drive Of Newest Electric Car Kia describes the It will feature an electric all-wheel drive system, but that''s about the only specific detail the Korean carmaker is willing to disclose right now.

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2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

Green Car Reports

The fourth of our five nominees for Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. DON''T MISS: Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To Buy: The It''s the Korean maker''s first-ever electric car sold in the U.S., and an adaptation of the popular compact "tall wagon" that was entirely redesigned for the 2014 model year.

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Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

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Nineteen Kia dealers will be certified to sell and service the Soul EV across these four states, and customers will have access to charging stations installed at these facilities. Kia has partnered with three charger providers—Bosch, Leviton and AeroVironment.

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New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

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The Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan recently went through a redesign cycle, so now it''s time for the related Kia Optima to get a refresh. Kia plans to unveil a concept version of its new Optima at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, with the production version likely to follow shortly after. DON''T MISS: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid Video

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Hyundai-Kia America and Mojo Mobility partnering on wireless fast-charging project

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Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., HATCI and Mojo Mobility are developing, implementing and demonstrating a wireless power transfer (WPT) system on a test fleet of Kia Soul EVs ( earlier post ) over three phases, at HATCI in Superior Twp.,

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Kia Motors granted Nevada autonomous driving license

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Kia Motors has been granted a licence by the state of Nevada to carry out testing of its autonomous driving technologies on public roads for the first time. The initial stage of investment by Kia and Hyundai—totalling US$2 billion by 2018—will enable the companies to develop new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies and employ a greater number of engineers. Kia Advanced Driver Assistance System.

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Enters Production

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Kia''s Soul hamsters haven''t just got fitter with the latest generation car--they''ve gone green, too. At the heart of the Kia Soul EV is a 192-cell, 27 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

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Kia unveils Soul-based e-AWD Trail’ster Concept; through-the-road hybrid

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Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Call it electric Soul: Kia took the wraps off its first electric car to be sold in the U.S. this morning, officially launching the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The Soul EV was one of three Kia vehicles featured at the Chicago show.

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KIA prices 2015 Soul EV starting at $33,700

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Kia Motors America (KMA) announced pricing for the all-electric version of the Kia Soul. 2015 Soul EV +. Earlier post.)

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Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Five More States By This June

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When the Kia Soul EV electric car debuted just over a year ago, Kia planned a fairly cautious roll out. The electric tall wagon would launch in California, and sales would expand to other states at an undetermined future point. Then reality struck. It turned out that buyers really liked the idea of an all-electric tall wagon with 93 miles of. Green Georgia Texas Washington State plug-in cars sales

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Kia unveiling new cee’d GT line with new 1.0L T-GDi and 7-speed DCT at Geneva

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Kia Motors Europe will unveil a new Kia cee’d GT Line specification at the 85 th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March. This is the first of Kia’s upcoming range of downsized engines to make its debut in Europe. Kia cee’d GT Line.

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2016 Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Oregon, Washington; Some Dealers Get DC Quick Charging

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The rollout of the well-received Kia Soul EV electric car is now continuing in states outside California. The electric tall wagon went on sale in the Golden State late last year, and an unexpectedly positive response led Kia to accelerate its plans to sell the plug-in vehicle in other states. Oregon and Washington will be the next two states to. plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging Washington State Oregon Greenlots

Tesla Model S Road Trip, Used Fisker Karmas, Kia Soul EV A Hit: Today's Car News

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Today we follow a cross-country Tesla Model S road trip, track the market for used Fisker Karma sedans, and see why plans to sell the Kia Soul EV electric car outside California are being moved up. The Kia Soul EV has been such All this and more on Green Car Reports. We updated our February plug-in electric car sales report with more information.

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Electric-Car Owner Loyalty, Tesla Car Sharing, Hyundai And Kia Do It All: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, a Ford survey shows that electric-car drivers don't want to go back to gasoline, the possibility of a Tesla-run autonomous electric-car sharing service, and Hyundai and Kia plan a wide variety of new green models. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Virginia tells Tesla to alter its electric-car buyer bounties, claiming they run afoul. Today in Car News

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You Shouldn't Want To Buy A Kia Soul EV, Says Kia Dealer

Green Car Reports

It''s often said that one of the bigger impediments to sales of electric cars is car dealerships. Among plug-in car shoppers, stories abound of salespeople who know little or nothing about electric vehicles, misrepresent their abilities, and aggressively steer shoppers away from them toward gasoline alternatives. Rarely, however, is this kind of. Green Dealership New car sales dealers plug-in cars sales

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Chevy Bolt Green Lit, Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Concept, Tesla Model X Spied: Today's Car News

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We''re at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show today bringing you the latest green-car news, including the debut of the Kia Trail''ster concept and General Motors'' confirmation that it will build the Chevrolet Bolt electric car. We''ve also got photos of an undisguised Tesla Model X testing on public roads. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An updated

2015 77

Electric Car Maintenance Snafu, Tesla App, Kia Trail'ster Concept Named: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, see why electric car owners need to pay close attention to dealer service bills, a new Tesla app for the Apple Watch, and the name of Kia''s upcoming 2015 Chicago Auto Show concept. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Soon you may be able to control a Tesla Model S electric car from your wrist, using an Apple Watch with a new app. Every

Fast-Charging 'Standard Wars,' Kia e-AWD Concept, GM Doubles Down On CVTs: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We wrap up the week with stories on the potential end of the "standard war" between CHAdeMO and CCS electric-car fast charging, a Kia concept car with electric all-wheel drive set to debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and General Motors'' plan to put CVT automatic transmissions in more cars to boost fuel economy.

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Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Soul Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

Green Car Reports

At the very first automaker press conference of the Chicago Auto Show, Kia pulled the wraps off its Trail''ster Concept: an all-wheel-drive hybrid versions of its Soul that uses an electric motor to power the rear wheels. Bolder styling cues, a ride height more than 2 inches higher, and a fully retractable cloth roof differentiate the Trail''ster

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Tesla Trade-In, Kia AWD Hybrid, Fiat 500X Spy Shots: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Green Car Reports

This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, February 13, 2015. Why did our Tesla-owning author trade in his perfectly good Model S electric car?

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2015 Kia Soul EV: 'Recharge Your Soul' Video Kicks Off Marketing

Green Car Reports

The first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars won''t reach U.S. MORE: 2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car dealers until sometime between July and September, and then only in selected regions (for which read "California").

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2015 Kia Soul EV: First Drive Of Newest Electric Car

Green Car Reports

And while their geeky, sexy, danceable ''science experiment'' is definitely memorable, after driving the 2015 Kia Soul EV we have to wonder if perhaps the Energizer Bunny would have been a better cheer-creature. The hamsters are back in Kia’s ads for its new Soul EV all-electric hatchback.

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Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total?

Green Car Reports

With most of the data now in for April sales of plug-in electric cars, it's looking as though the first four months of 2015 aren't seeing notably higher numbers than those of 2014. As always, there's some slop in the numbers because Tesla Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Kia Motors refuse to break out their plug-in car sales.

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2015 Kia Soul EV: Target Range Of 120 Miles, More Details

Green Car Reports

Kia is getting the (hamster) ball rolling on its first globally-marketed electric car. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will be the first electric car made by Kia to be marketed outside Korea when it goes on sale next year.

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Hyundai and Kia license Paice’s hybrid vehicle technology, ending litigation

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and Kia Motors Corp. Paice has now licensed all or part of its hybrid vehicle technology portfolio to Toyota, Hyundai/Kia, and Ford. The confidential licensing agreement with Hyundai and Kia brings an end to all litigation between the companies. Paice and the Abell Foundation, a Baltimore-based non-profit organization that invested in Paice, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia in US District Court in 2012.

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Tesla China Charging, Efficient Autonomous Cars, 2016 Kia Soul EV In OR & WA: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Tesla appears to start charging for charging in China, researchers advocate self-driving cars as a way to cut emissions, and the 2016 Kia Soul EV goes on sale in Oregon and Washington. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Stricter fuel efficiency rules for heavy trucks may be added beginning in 2021, but here's why increasing fuel. Today in Car News

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Tesla Model S P85D Buying, Electric Fiat 500X, 2016 Kia Optima Teased: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we look at one owner''s process of trading in a Tesla Model S for the new all-wheel drive Model S P85D, a possible electric version of the Fiat 500X crossover, and the first tease of the redesigned 2016 Kia Optima mid-size sedan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. California utility Pacific Gas & Electric seeks approval to build

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More details on the coming new Kia Optima hybrid and plug-in hybrid

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Kia Motors has provided a few more details on the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains planned for the all-new Optima, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to broaden its global range of low-emission vehicles. A new addition to the Kia model line-up, the Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) will be Kia’s first plug-in hybrid for global markets when it goes on sale in the second half of 2016, offering increased battery capacity and pure electric range.

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Tesla Courts Japanese Suppliers, Diesel-Loving States, Kia Soul EV Dissuasion: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we look at Tesla''s attempts to court Japanese battery suppliers for a possible "Gigafactory" project, the states with the most diesel vehicles, and one dealer that isn''t too keen on the Kia Soul EV electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Check out last week''s biggest stories with our Week in Reverse feature and video. Today in Car News

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October Electric-Car Sales, 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Range, 2015 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we have the first plug-in electric car sales figures for October, the EPA range and efficiency figures for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, and the fourth of our five 2015 Best Car To Buy nominees, the 2015 Kia Soul EV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week''s biggest stories with our Week in Reverse feature and video

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2015 Kia Soul EV: Estimated 93 Miles Of Range, Priced Under $35,000 Or $249 A Month

Green Car Reports

Kia has announced pricing for the 2015 Soul EV, the company''s first mass-market electric car. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will start at $34,500 in base price, not including the $7,500 Federal tax credit for electric cars, or any available state and local incentives. That price buys a Base model that includes features such as navigation, a rearview

2014 86

Hyundai, Kia Do It All: Electrics, Hybrids, Prius Fighters, Hydrogen, Even Diesel

Green Car Reports

When it comes to advanced automotive technology, most global carmakers are placing their bets with care. Toyota is all-in for hydrogen fuel cells, while Nissan is betting on battery-electric vehicles for its future. GM too is on the plug-in side of the ledger, while other makers hang back more cautiously. There are just two makers that are doing. hydrogen Future Cars plug-in cars

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More PEV pipeline hints: Hyundai/Kia PHEVs in 2015

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Adding to the list of informally announced plug-in vehicles ( earlier post ), the Yonhap News Agency last week cited Yang Woong-Chul, R&D vice chairman at Hyundai Motor Group, as saying that the group will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of its popular Sonata and K5 (Optima) midsize sedans in 2015. Hyundai is also commercializing hydrogen fuel cell technology with the Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle ( earlier post ), while Kia has recently introduced the Soul EV ( earlier post ).

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2015 Kia Soul EV, 2015 BMW X3 Diesel Crossover, Tesla Panama Trip: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: The 2015 Kia Soul EV electric car and 2015 BMW X3 crossover are unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, and an attempt to drive a Tesla Model S from Texas to Panama. The 2015 Tesla Model X electric crossover will have all-wheel drive only, the company confirms. The 2015 Chevrolet