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Hi all,

For anyone interested in Personal or Business leases we have great terms on the Kia Soul EV 5dr Hatch Auto in either of the Metallic paint choices of Caribbean Blue w. White Roof or Titanium Silver. At Fleetdrive Electric we regularly drive and highly rate this EV with its dense 27kWh battery and great range.

For example, on Personal Contract Hire the figures are:

- 24 months - Kia Soul EV = monthly rental of £218.00 inc VAT (6+23 - 8,000 miles per annum customer maintained, initial rental of £1,308.00 inc VAT - 4.89 pence per mile excess mileage charge)

- 36 months - Kia Soul EV = monthly rental of £208.50 inc VAT (6+35 - 8,000 miles per annum customer maintained, initial rental of £1,251.00 inc VAT - 4.18 pence per mile excess mileage charge)

Vehicles are in stock for quick turnaround - the above rental figures include delivery to your home or work with a full handover and all EVSE and Type 1 - Type 2 charging cables included plus carpet mats.

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

Then just email me at [email protected] or feel free call on 01628 899 720.

Thanks, Jamie
Fleetdrive Electric
 

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Who can service the Kia? Can my local non EV specialist do it?
Hi Tyler - the Soul EV can be serviced by any Kia dealer who are EV specialists (a lot are becoming this now) or by an approved EV specialist using Kia parts.

Hope this is helpful for you!

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Who can service the Kia? Can my local non EV specialist do it?
Hi @Tyler Durden , The nature of all EVs is such that any garage or tech working on them needs special equipment and training. A non-EV capable workshop is not suitable. In the case of the Kia, the service requirements are modest and so the manufacturer service plan is inexpensive. The Kia EV network is growing quickly and fairly soon I expect all of them will be able to service the Soul. The car also has a 7 year warranty (including battery).
 

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I'm in Shrewsbury.
Tyler, you can locate the nearest Kia EV specialist on Find your Local Kia Dealer | Kia Dealerships | Kia Motors UK - by the looks of it you are around 70 miles away from TMS Hinckley Kia over in Nuneaton - would need a charge up at the dealer or a quick rapid charge on the way back (M6 / M54 etc.) to manage that

Kia have big plans with a whole range of PHEV and EV variants of it's line up coming in the next few years plus the popularity of the Soul EV hence the reason why dealers are being trained up and becoming 'EV specialists'

Hope this is helpful!

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Kia have big plans but haven't really done shite in rolling out the Soul EV. It's a cracking EV with a good range and they had plans to sell 250 a year.

But, as seems to be the way with many manufacturers, they didn't really know what to do with it and overpriced it resulting in poor sales.

KIA SOUL EV AUTO - How Many Left?

2014: 30
2015: 130

This car should sell out the annual allowance. Just look how many people are lining up to buy the Leaf 30kwh.
 

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It's definitely one of our current favorites - at Fleetdrive Electric we lent one out to Jess for the #Route57 @Route57RoadTrip. The Soul EV went out with around 40 miles on the dash and came back 25 days later with over 4,000 miles covered. Really is a great and often overlooked EV.

We have a lot of interest in these and are working closely with Kia to get more Soul EV on the road - personally prefer it to the LEAF in terms of interior, standards features, ride and (in the right sunlight) looks as well.

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Have they sorted out an app for the Soul EV so you can remote heat/cool it and check on charge etc?

It's my choice if I decide an i3 is too expensive. Would have liked the sunroof option but I guess I can always alter it with a tin opener ;)
 

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It's definitely one of our current favorites - at Fleetdrive Electric we lent one out to Jess for the #Route57 @Route57RoadTrip. The Soul EV went out with around 40 miles on the dash and came back 25 days later with over 4,000 miles covered. Really is a great and often overlooked EV.

We have a lot of interest in these and are working closely with Kia to get more Soul EV on the road - personally prefer it to the LEAF in terms of interior, standards features, ride and (in the right sunlight) looks as well.

Jamie
Yeah it feels a bit smoother and certainly quieter inside than the leaf, with some nice touches like the "driver only" setting for the climate control. Having the petrol Soul sold alongside it does really highlight the "EV premium" though :(
 

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Ouch, it's more expensive than the 30kwh Leaf.
We are finding that due to the great terms we receive the Soul EV is less than both the 24kWh and 30kWh LEAF on similar leasing terms - if you know any different just let me know!
 

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Nissan Leaf Acenta 30kwh
£250 deposit & £235pm for 3 years (5kpa) + £720 for 9k excess mileage (so 8k per year) = £9,430

Kia Soul 1
£1369 & £228.20pm for 3 years (8kpa) = £9,584

I've no idea which is better equipped?
The Leaf was a quote I got 2 months ago. I'm guessing with a bit of carwow etc it could be even cheaper. Given the range difference this is the reason why I won't be even testing one unfortunately.
 

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Nissan Leaf Acenta 30kwh
£250 deposit & £235pm for 3 years (5kpa) + £720 for 9k excess mileage (so 8k per year) = £9,430

Kia Soul 1
£1369 & £228.20pm for 3 years (8kpa) = £9,584

I've no idea which is better equipped?
The Leaf was a quote I got 2 months ago. I'm guessing with a bit of carwow etc it could be even cheaper. Given the range difference this is the reason why I won't be even testing one unfortunately.
Hi ardany - I would place the Soul EV between the LEAF Acenta and Tekna models as it comes at a very high spec. kitted out with nav/media/ heated seats & steering wheel, reversing camera & all sensors, metallic paint, DAB Radio, 6.6kW charging as std. etc. but does come without leather as it the cloth upholstery is more eco friendly and weight saving say Kia.

To compare the Kia Soul EV more fairly = PCH - 6kpa (lowest) - on a 1+35 (36 months) an initial rental of £245.50 then a further 35 rentals x £245.50 = £8,838 inc VAT (incl. delivery, handover, mats, EVSE and Type 1 - Type 2 charge cables etc.)

They are pretty similar over 36 months rate between the two vehicle's, obviously the LEAF is the Acenta with free Solid Flame Red Paint option. Nissan are recently offering very competitive LEAF figures as they have dealer lots filling up with them.

Will be interesting to see how far the new upgraded BMW i3 will go on it's new 94Ah cell 33kWh pack... we will be able to quote on this very soon!
 
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