Kia Soul EV

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This is Kia's first production electric vehicle comes with a market-first seven-year warranty.

The 109bhp, 210lb ft electric motor drives a single-speed transmission. Kia claims a 0-60mph time of 10.8sec and a top speed of 90mph.

Although its 27kWh lithium ion polymer battery pack can take up to 13 hours to charge from a UK domestic socket, Kia UK is supplying owners with a wallbox charger to at least halve that time. A fast-charging socket can also deliver an 80 per cent charge in just over half an hour.

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The clever engineers at Kia have also developed a low-energy heating and ventilations system which also allows heating and ventilation to be restricted to just the driver, saving energy. The combination of the polymer battery cells and the new heating system will stretch the potential driving range out to 132 miles.

Reviewers have confirmed that the Kia Soul EV delivers smooth performance and a quiet cabin, the trademark qualities of modern electric cars.

To buy one you will find yourself paying £24,995 (including government grant, battery pack, wall charger, Chargemaster account).

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