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Hello from the Drive Electric Team!

We are now offering the NEW bigger battery model of the Kia Soul EV, currently set for deliveries in September/October (subject to change). NEDC range is set at around 150 miles and we expect it will likely achieve 110 - 120 miles.

Here is our headline offer:

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Kia Soul EV Hatchback 5dr (18 Model)
24 months
8000 mpa
6 months Initial Rental (£1201.32 - Inc. VAT)


Monthly Rental: £200.22 (inc. VAT)

If you would like any further info or would like individual leasing quotes on the Kia Soul EV on;
- any mileage (from 6,000 to 50,000 per annum),
- with or without full maintenance included
- on a different length of contract
- or with an alternative initial rental

Just email me at [email protected] or feel free to me call on 01628 899727 or my mobile on 07795 818093.

Do let me know what you all think on the quote,

All the best!

Jack Reed
EV Specialist @ Drive Electric
 

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I will be looking at these when my Zoe goes back next year.
The monthly isn't bad but the deposit would put me off.
Hopefully an electric version of the Stonic/Hyundai Kona will be released around then as well...
 

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I am very tall and quite wide too, so I can get in and out of a Zoe or a Leaf, and once I'm in, it's ok ish
but I'm OK with the Soul

once you get over the marmite looks and the brand snobbery, with all the options it comes with, at that price, it sounds like a good deal
just a shame Kia keep it such a secret

and ... "with or without full maintenance"? if it's a 2 year deal, can't the driver top up the washer fluid on it's 1st birthday, what else is there to do on a 2 year deal?
 

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From 2018 Kia Soul EV gets a battery upgrade to bring the range over 100 miles

The company has yet to confirm the specifics of the new electric vehicle, but Kia-World obtained some documents showing that it will feature a new battery pack with 30 kWh of usable capacity versus 27 kWh for the previous version.

The overall capacity of the latest pack was 30 kWh, but the company was using a safety buffer, which is standard in the industry.

Kia-World compared the two battery packs:
  1. Current battery – Rated capacity 75 Ah (37.5 * 2) – Battery weight 277 kg – Rated voltage: 360 V – Number of cells: 192
  2. New battery – Nominal capacity 80 Ah (40 * 2) – Battery weight 290 kg – Rated voltage: 375 V – Number of cells: 200
It should allow for a roughly 10% increase in range from the current 93 EPA-rated miles. We expect something between 105 and 110 miles.
 

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Don't forget all the other features which make it more efficient (like the Michelin tyres). Our new model is claiming 125 miles on a full charge.
 

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I can confirm that Jack is currently offering the cheapest deal I could find.

That being said, this was after I had already signed up to a dealer offer that was better value. Drive electric responded by reducing prices, so you really are getting the best price there because I already haggled the heck out of it (...for you! ;) ).

As Jack knows, I actually stuck with the dealer offer because for a few quid a month I decided it was easier to stick with a dealer who was close and whom I had already agreed terms.

Nonetheless I can't fault jack's responsiveness to my personal inquiries, but just to add for the benefit of all;-
a) Drive electric don't include an additional administration fee in their headline figures,
b) Kia are quoting October delivery to me for an order made at the beginning of July. So it is looking like a 14 week delivery time at the moment on fresh orders. I would guess this is not unrelated to the slow pace of Ioniq deliveries due to cell supplies. There might be pre-orders around, I guess, as 30kWh MY18s have been delivered in the UK, so there are some around.
 

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Hi @Jack
What is the ppm for mileage in excess of contract?


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It will be 10.80 ppm, but as ever we would aim to get your mileage as accurate as we can.
 

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Hi Jack, what sort of lead times are currently being quoted? My 24kWh Leaf 2 year PCP finishes at the beginning of November, so I'm trying to plan for it's replacement.
 

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Hi Jack, what sort of lead times are currently being quoted? My 24kWh Leaf 2 year PCP finishes at the beginning of November, so I'm trying to plan for it's replacement.
We are currently looking at End of October to beginning of November, so that fits in very well.

Would you like to drop me an email on [email protected] and we can have a further discussion?
 

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Hello everyone,

We have been fortunate enough to renew this rate until the new year so please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you are interested.

All the best!
 

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Great news ! the more Souls the merrier ...

It might be provident to repost the offer & spec on the Electric Vehicle Classifieds as not everyone strays on the kia forum page so might not be aware .
Nissan dealers regularly post on there with lease deals etc .
 

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Hello everyone,

We have been fortunate enough to renew this rate until the new year so please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you are interested.

All the best!
Hi Jack, what would it be for 12000 miles, 24 and 36 months, and 9 months initial.
Thanks

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Hi Jack, what would it be for 12000 miles, 24 and 36 months, and 9 months initial.
Thanks

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Hi there!

Given our discount terms the 24 month deal is actually coming out cheaper on this car.

So here are the prices I can do on those terms:

24 months, 12,000 miles 9 months upfront (£1,758.96) - £195.44
36 months, 12,000 miles, 9 months upfront (£1,786.23) - £198.47

Let me know your thoughts and if you are interested
 
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