Kia EV Soul achieves environmental certification

23rd June 2014

Kia is currently producing its Soul EV electric vehicle, and it has been found worthy of praise under the TÜV Nord certification process. The Kia Soul EV is due to reach the UK by the end of 2014.

The Soul EV has been evaluated by independent inspectors at TÜV Nord, grading it against the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. The result of this gives information on the vehicle's environmental impact throughout its life, including during the manufacturing process. It is calculated through the materials used, the emissions of the vehicle during consumer use, and the eventual steps taken for the car's end-of-life recycling.

Kia has been developing all of its recent models with the LCA standards as a priority since 2006. The first TÜV Nord certification achieved by the brand was in 2008 for the Kia cee'd, and the certification of the Soul EV brings the total number of Kia's passing vehicles this year to 11.

The Soul EV is powered by a 27kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack, and a 109bhp electric motor that allows speeds of up to 90mph. It contains 284Nm of torque, and can achieve 0-60mph in approximately 12 seconds.

Lookers Kia can be located in Newcastle or Stockport. If you are interested in Kia's ongoing electric car developments, please keep checking back with us for more details. You can also contact us for information on the EV Soul or other Kia models, and we will be happy to arrange a test drive for you at a time that suits you best.