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    Official: Kia Soul EV priced at $33,700*, leases start at $249/month
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    Kia must have thought VW was aiming a little high when the German automaker priced its upcoming electric vehicle for the US market. Kia has just announced that the price for its new Soul EV will be $33,700 (before any tax incentives) when it comes to the US later this year. That's well above the ...

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    Official: Kia Soul EV will plug into Sky DC fast chargers, EZ-Charge network
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    As Kia gets ready to introduce its first plug-in vehicle to the US market, the 2015 Soul EV, it is also prepping some infrastructure improvements. The company announced today that it is partnering with Greenlots and ABB on offering Greenlots' Sky Smart Charging DC fast chargers at some West Coast ...

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    Report: Kia still said to be considering diesels in US
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    Is Kia making diesel rumors a biennial thing? The South Korean automaker once again may take a closer look at making an oil-burner available for US consumption, JustAuto says. All in the name of fuel economy, of course. Kia Motors America vice president Orth Hedrick tells JustAuto that the ...

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    Official: In lifetime analysis, Kia Soul EV is way, way cleaner than diesel model
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    The heart of the matter is that the battery-electric Kia Soul is better for the environment. And not just because it doesn't create any emissions while on the road. From beginning to end, the Soul EV has a far lower environmental impact than its more conventional counterparts. TUV Nord, the ...

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    Official: Kia Soul EV starts production in Korea
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    As sister company Hyundai delivers its first Tucson fuel cell vehicles in California, Kia has kicked off volume production of the Soul EV in Korea. We've driven the prototype and are excited about the arrival of this electric vehicle. Kia is already calling the production start a landmark event, ...

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    Report: South Korea island of Jeju becoming an EV-incentive heaven
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    When it comes to providing some island EV love, we can point to Hawaii, which has been pushing hard for greater electric-vehicle adoption through subsidies and a broader charging network. Now, South Korea has Jeju. We're not sure if the surf is as good. Like Hawaii, Jeju is focusing on a ...

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    Official: Kia Soul EV starts production next month amidst modest sales projections
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    The hamsters in those Kia Soul commercials? Looks like they'll be riding real quiet and quite clean a little sooner than we thought. Kia is now saying it will start production of the 2015 Soul EV next month, and sales will start later this year in the company's home country of South Korea. ...

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    Video: A closer look at the 2015 Kia Soul EV
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    Kia is set to join the fully electric vehicle space this year, with the fresh-faced 2015 Soul EV. The all-electric Soul made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month, and Autoblog west coast editor Michael Harley had a chance to speak with Orth Hedrick, Kia's vice president of ...

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    Spy Shots: 2015 Kia Soul EV production model glimpsed before Chicago
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    A few days before its on-stage reveal at the Chicago Auto Show, the production version of the 2015 Kia Soul EV has been spotted, tagged and bagged in this series of spy shots. On the EV captured by our photographer's lens, we can see unusual baby blue accents on top, on the mirrors and up front, ...

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    Report: Kia Soul EV 'won't be priced to stimulate demand'
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    Anyone waiting for sales of the Kia Soul EV to set the human and hamster worlds on fire, here's a chill pill. Autocar (via EV World) is reporting that, in the UK at least, the all-electric hatch "won't be priced to stimulate demand." What that means, exactly, we don't know, but we assume it means ...

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    Rumormill: Kia Soul EV might cost $35,000, have a range of 120 miles
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    With company cousin Hyundai busy working on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Kia has said it will bring a battery-powered EV to market some time in 2014. We've seen the Ray EV (above), but that was a limited-run production vehicle destined for fleets in Korea. The follow-up is the electrified Soul, ...

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    Official: Kia Optima Hybrid gets same updates as Hyundai cousin, slightly higher price
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    After a slight delay, we now bring you your regularly scheduled refresh of the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid. As with the Hybrid Sonata Hybrid update, the reworked Optima gas-electric gets more power – a 40 pound-feet increase in torque, up to 235 lb-ft – from a bigger 47-horsepower electric ...

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    Report: Hyundai willing to settle MPG cases, offering lump sum payout to buyers
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    There has been a lot of fallout from the overstated fuel economy figures that both Hyundai and Kia have admitted to. The two companies are handing out lots of cash to affected customers in the form of debit cards, and the EPA might change the way it works with automakers on fuel economy labels. ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia delaying and updating new Sonata, Optima Hybrids?
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    Given the recent debacle regarding overstated fuel-economy estimates from Hyundai and Kia, we wouldn't blame the companies for being a little gun-shy about new vehicle releases. That just might be the case for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima Hybrids. With the US Environmental Protection ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia owners accept fuel economy apologies, love their debit cards
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    Hyundai and Kia may have gotten lots of bad press for inflated fuel economy ratings, but the on-the-ground reality isn't all that bad. Automotive News says that dealers have been pleased at how the parent companies have handled the November scandal and the reimbursement programs are making ...

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    Fuel economy follies: Cheatin' or mistaken?
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    Automotive journalists have been hearing a consistent message from Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia: their attributes top the competition. Over the last few years, they have claimed superiority for most of their products in nearly every measure that matters, from power and torque to interior and ...

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    Featured: How the EPA tests - and doesn't test - fuel economy of new vehicles
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    Doesn't the EPA test the fuel economy of all new vehicles? Actually, no. Last week, Hyundai and Kia announced that they had each made errors in the way they tested the fuel economy of their new vehicles. "Honest mistakes" and "human error" were made during their in-house process for ...

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    Rumormill: Is Kia considering a diesel for the U.S.?
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    If we had a dollar for every time we read a headline that said, "[insert automaker here] considering a diesel for U.S. market," we'd have a pretty sizable stack of Washingtons. So why, then, is this story of particular interest? After the website Efficient Automobile wrote about the possibility ...

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    Report: Paice drags Hyundai, Kia into long-running hybrid patent fight with Toyota
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    With all the news coming out recently about the small claims lawsuit over the Honda Civic Hybrid, readers may have forgotten the name behind a long-running legal issue over Toyota's hybrid system: Paice. The latest development is that Paice and the Abell Foundation (an investor in Paice) have ...

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    Report: NHTSA closes probes into Honda Accord Hybrid, Kia Sorento
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    The Detroit News reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded its investigations into both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Kia Sorento without ordering either automaker to issue a recall. NHTSA began looking into Accord Hybrid models after a fatal traffic accident ...

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